Tony Buzan is the originator of Mind Maps® and the concept of Mental Literacy, co-founder of the Mind Sports Olympiad and Chairman of the Brain Foundation. He is the author of more than 25 books and the co-author of a highly acclaimed series of study guides.
Use Your Head, Use your Memory and Speed Reading have become classics and have been translated into more than twenty languages. Tony’s other landmark books include The Mind Map Book, Radiant Thinking, Buzan’s Book of Genius (with Raymond Keene), Creating a Thinking Organisation (with Rikki Hunt), and The Brain Smart Leader (with Tony Dottino and Richard Israel).
Tony’s most recent book, Head First : You’re Smarter Than You Think, introduces readers to the multiple and often overlooked aspects of human intelligence and provides a blueprint for utilising and developing the full range of their potential. Head First has remained at the top of the business best-seller list since its release in October 2000. Three new books are scheduled for publication in 2001: The Power of Creative Intelligence, The Power of Spiritual Intelligence and Head Strong.
Tony Buzan has presented or been featured in documentaries as well as in many television and radio talk shows. He has advised government departments and served as consultant to many multinational organisations, including Hewlett Packard, Arthur Anderson, Fluor Daniel, Goldman Sachs, IBM, BP, Barclays International and EDS. He is a regular lecturer at leading international universities and business schools.
Tony Buzan is the co-founder of the Mind Sports Olympiad, which has, to date, attracted 25,000 entrants from 74 countries world-wide. He is the founder of the World Memory Championships, the originator of the concept of Mental Literacy, a prize-winning poet and athlete. Being a global media personality, Tony Buzan has appeared on over 100 hours of national and global television, and over 1,000 hours of national and international radio and has been seen and heard by an estimated three billion plus people.
Tony Buzan is an adviser to the British Olympic Rowing Squad as well as to the members of the British Olympic Chess Team. He has received the Young Presidents Organisation Leadership Award and has been awarded membership of the ‘Distinguished Faculty’ of the Institute of Management Studies. He is a recipient of the Eagle Catcher Award from EDS – given to those who attempt the impossible and achieve it!
Tony Buzan's Achievements To Date:
The world’s leading author on the brain and learning (82 authored and co-authored books to date with sales totalling three million (and accelerating!)
Buzan’s books and other products have achieved massive success in more than 100 countries and 30 languages, generating revenues in excess of £100 million (one hundred million pounds).
World’s top lecturer on the brain and learning. The Mind Magician has lectured in 67 countries over the past 30 years, logging over two million miles (four times to the moon and back!) and six months of time spent in the air! He has lectured to audiences ranging from 5-year old kindergarten children through disadvantaged students to first class graduates of Oxford and Cambridge, to the world’s top business directors, and to the leading organisations and governments. Tony Buzan is rated as the top international lecturer in 15 national and international management associations - his average rating from all audiences over 30 years and totalling hundreds of thousands of live participants: 94%!
Inventor of Mind Maps® the thinking tool described as "The Swiss Army Knife of the Brain", now used by over 250 million people world-wide.
Editor, the international journal of Mensa (the high IQ society) from 1968-1971.
International business consultant to major multi-nationals including: British Petroleum, Barclays International, General Motors, Walt Disney, Management Centre Europe, IBM, British Airways etc.
Consultant and advisor to governments and government organisations including: England, Singapore, Mexico, the Gulf States and Liechtenstein.
Author, Use Your Head, selected by the Express Newspaper Group/Dillons as one of the thousand greatest books of the last millennium, which should be read and in all libraries for current millennium.
What Others Say:
“If there wasn’t a Tony Buzan, we would have to invent him.”
- Jean Huston, Author: The Possible Human
“Buzan’s mental technology is five years ahead of the game. Any company using it will inevitably gain the competitive edge.”
- IBM Executive, New York
“The most important testimonial I can provide to the concept of Mind Mapping is that I use it myself. It now mirrors my thinking, impresses the hell out of the businessmen I teach, and is a fun and easy way to develop a plan of action. I consider Tony Buzan’s books on improving memory function the most important books I have read.”
- Gerald Schwartz, PhD, Vancouver, Canada
“Tony Buzan’s Mind Map Book will do for the brain what Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time did for the universe.”
- Raymond Keene, O.B.E., Chess Grandmaster, Mind Sports Correspondent, The Times of London
“We teach – and use – Tony Buzan’s techniques at FDS, The Mind Map Book is a valuable addition to our toolkit.”
- Les Alberthal, Chairman, President & C.E.O., Electronic Data Systems
“If I am concerned about having too much or what to cover in a speech, I organise it by Mind Mapping the material.”
- Dr. Ken Blanchard, Author, The One Minute Manager
“The use of Mind Mapping is an integral part of my Quality improvement program here at Boeing. This program has provided savings of over $10 million this year for my organisation (10 times my goal).”
- Dr. Mike Stanley, Director of Special Projects, Boeing Corporation, USA
“I was moved by his genius – our best business colleagues are using Tony’s Mind Mapping and other techniques to fly through daily information and reduce research projects to half the size.”
- Louis Tice, Chairman and Director, The Pacific Institute, Seattle