"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."

Thursday, August 6, 2009

INTRODUCING SPLASH MAP, A Masterpiece from Dilip Mukerjea

Here's a splash map from Dilip Mukerjea on the subject of leadership based on the work of Ram Charan, a noted expert on business strategy.

Unlike a conventional mind-map, as envisaged by its progenitor, Tony Buzan, a splash map is essentially a 'rich picture' representation of key ideas or idea clusters.

In this particular instance, the key ideas or idea clusters are not necessarily organised in a radial format. It's slightly more descriptive or narrative, as far as information capture is concerned.

That's to say, ideas or idea clusters do not necessarily revolve around key words, as in a conventional mind-map, but are defined by key concepts that need to be crisply illustrated in their entirety, wherever appropriate.

From the standpoint of knowledge acquisition, I reckon a splash map has an edge over a conventional mind-map by virtue of its ability to present high-content information in a big picture perspective.

More importantly, a splash map is more reader-friendly, so to speak, when compared to a mind-map, where the readability is often, understandably, more restricted to only the originator.

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