"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Very interestingly, I am glad to note that Dilip Mukerjea's debut book, 'SuperBrain: Train Your Brain & Unleash the Genius within by Using Memory Building, Mind Mapping, Speed Reading', written & published by Oxford University Press in the late nineties, but now out of print, is still available from Amazon USA as well as UK, through their resellers.

The lowest going price for the collectible is now US$107.99 in USA, & Pounds Sterling 34.99 in UK, as published.

I have designated it as a collectible because of one distinguishing aspect:

At the time the book was written, Dilip Mukerjea's initial foray into the arena was understandably aligned with the progenitor of Mind-Mapping, Tony Buzan, in the tradition of the protege to the master.

Today, with a whole gamut of books under his 'The Creative Brain Series', Dilip has moved away deliberately from that association, by charting out his own professional directions, & by developing his own intellectual creations, as manifested in his proprietary 'Braindancing' & 'Lifescaping' seminars under the auspices of Singapore Institute of Management, available about four times a year, respectively.

Additionally, working with his corporate clients, he offers 'iCAPitalism' seminars; & now making inroads into the schools, he has developed the 'inGENIUS' seminars for kids & teens to help them excel academically & professionally in later years.

This weblog of mine will endeavour to showcase many of Dilip's innovative stuff as we move along in time.

Hence, in comparison to 'SuperBrain' & even the sequel, 'Brainfinity', now also out of print, & reading - & rereading - his current books under 'The Creative Brain Series', one can get a pretty good picture of his personal evolution from just a Master Mind-Mapper under Tony Buzan, to Learning Chef & Braindancer, & of course, Managing Director, with his own Braindancing International consultancy & coaching outfit.

By the way, what follows is a personal review of 'SuperBrain', which I had originally written on 14th February 2001 for Amazon UK website:

"Content-wise, there isn't anything new in this book, when compared to what Tony Buzan had already written so far.

However, the author has very skillfully inter-weaved a wide variety of hand-drawn sketches - plus his pencil caricatures - with many brilliantly coloured clip-art images, to explain and illustrate the many functional capabilities of the human mind.

The author had also interjected many useful information nuggets, pertaining to brain performance. For beginners, this is in fact an excellent guide book. A brain user guide, to be more precise.

For any one who is interested to pursue speed reading, memory management and mind-mapping for the first time, the step-by-step visual approaches - as artfully illustrated in the book by the author - would certainly be very useful.

There is also a smorgasbord of his own hand-drawn mind maps covering a wide variety of subject matters, to cater to laymen as well as business people.

The Braintertainment part of the book at the end pages are also quite refreshing, if you spend some time playing with the games.

The Action Points in the Appendix is a good summary of the book, in terms of what readers need to do in order to boost brain performance.

On the whole, if you are looking for the first time an easy-to-read how-to guide on the brain, this is definitely a worthwhile book to be included in your personal library."

Well, all I can say right now is that this is just the beginning, because Dilip has systematically lined up a whole new series of intellectual works to be released in the not-too-distant future.

'Brainaissance' happens to be one of them. Please stay tuned!

To me, in the light of what I have written, I reckon 'SuperBrain' is a worthwhile collectible for your Creativity & Innovation Bookshelf.

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