The great brains

For those of you who have been criticised for making 'messy notes' or 'doodling', what follows will provide consolation and vindication!

During my lectures over the past 25 years I have frequently displayed the notes of an unidentified thinker generally recognised as 'great'. I have then invited course participants to identify the originator of the notes. In every group, the participants have mentioned - usually guessing wrongly - the names of da Vinci, Einstein, Picasso, Darwin, and at least one other major musician, scientist or politician.

This experiment shows that we assume that people like da Vinci and Einstein must have achieved their greatness by using a wider range of mental skills than their peers. The examples that follow support this assumption, providing evidence that the Great Brains did indeed use more of their natural ability, and that - unlike their more linear-thinking contemporaries - they were intuitively beginning to use the principles of Radiant Thinking and Mind Mapping.

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The pace and intensity of our lives, both at work and at home, leave several of us feeling like a person riding a frantically galloping horse. Our day-to-day incessant busyness too much to do and not enough time; the pressure to produce and check off items on our to-do list by each day’s end seems to decide the direction and quality of our existence for us.

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