"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, April 21, 2009


[continue from the Last Post.]

It is now 6:30 p.m. Each person should have his or her Mind Map of the book ready; this means that there are a total of four Mind Maps for the four books.

They sit around a table, and one person starts speaking about his or her book, using the Mind Map for reference.

The other members of the group are to listen and silently map what the speaker is saying. They do this in rotation, so that in the group of four, each person does three maps, and delivers one speech.

This means that each book now has four Mind Maps of the contents, giving a total of sixteen Maps for the four books.

The reason why the listeners map what has already been mapped by the speaker is that multiple perspectives are drawn out, providing a richness in interpreting the material.

Once all four members of the group have finished speaking, they should cross-check with one another as to what they have mapped.

Each person who originally mapped his or her book should oversee the other three maps done by the others; this should be done in rotation.

By articulating their thoughts, they learn better and remember more. Now everyone should take a 10-minute break. At this stage, each person in the group has a good idea about everyone else’s book.

[To be continued in the Next Post. Excerpted from 'Unleashing Genius with the World's Most Powerful Learning Systems', by Dilip Mukerjea. All the images in this post are the intellectual property of Dilip Mukerjea.]

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