Tony Buzan

Tony Buzan

Inventor of Mind Mapping

Inventor of Mind Mapping – Brain Expert – Best-Selling Author – Renowned Speaker – Government Consultant

  • Your brain is like a sleeping giant.

Tony Buzan is the world-renowned inventor of Mind Mapping and expert on the brain, memory, speed reading, creativity and innovation. He has been named as one of the world’s top 5 speakers by Forbes magazine.

Through over 40 years of research into the workings of the brain, Tony Buzan is dedicating his life to developing and refining techniques to help individuals think better and more creatively, and reach their full potential. He has awakened the brains of millions worldwide.

Described as “one of the most influential leaders in the field of thinking creatively”, Tony utilises his accredited training courses to build a network of highly specialised experts in creative thinking, memory and speed reading techniques. Tony Buzan imparts his knowledge and expertise on the three ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor courses in Mind Mapping, Memory and Speed Reading, which he both leads and accredits. The ThinkBuzan accredited training courses bring practical skills to delegates all over the world including individuals from FTSE multinational corporations, leading global universities and Government departments.

  • Tony Buzan is a person who has dedicated his life for a cause. A cause that benefits the human race, and makes their lives a lot easier.
    Gulf Connoisseur Magazine
  • Very interesting and thought provoking.
    Mark Atkins, Senior Business Analyst,
    Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Inspirational! A privilege to hear and I will be using the techniques. Amazing.
    Jess Powell, Business Analyst,
    Specsavers

Achievements

Inventor of Mind Mapping

 

In the late 1960s, frustrated with traditional note taking techniques, Tony developed his studies of brain function into the Mind Mapping technique. Mind Mapping combines the visual and spatial aspects which enable the brain to be most efficient, giving new clarity, greater control of your thinking processes, and therefore much greater control of your life.

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide have adopted Mind Mapping as an efficient, stimulating way to organise thoughts, capture beliefs, generate ideas, and plan almost anything.

  • Tony Buzan deserves a medal for coming up with the sanity-saving concept of Mind Maps, which make difficult mental tasks possible, even pleasurable.
    Time Out Magazine
  • Tony Buzan will do for the brain what Stephen Hawking did for the universe…there can be no clearer or more effective mental tool than Tony Buzan’s Mind Maps.
    Raymond Keene, The Times
 

Best-selling Author

 

Tony is the multi-million copy best-selling author of over 100 books on Mind Mapping, the Brain, Memory and Mental Literacy. Tony’s books have been published in 100 countries and 30 languages. His works include ‘Mind Maps for Business’, co-authored with Chris Griffiths, CEO of ThinkBuzan, which reached the top 5 of the Amazon Business Chart, ‘Tony Buzan’s Ultimate Book of Mind Maps’, ‘Mind Maps at Work’, ‘Use your Head’, ‘Brain Child’ and ‘The Most Important Graph in the World’.

  • Tony didn’t invent the brain – he did invent the instructions.
    John Husbands, Institute of Management
 

Business and Education Consultant

 

On average, Tony visits over 20 countries each year, delivering accredited training courses, consulting with businesses and government bodies, and lecturing at business conferences, primary and secondary schools, universities and colleges.

He has worked with governments around the world on educational and creative issues, including the governing bodies of Australia, Bahrain, China, UK, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore and South Africa.

Through his consultative work for governments, Tony continues with his aim to instill a strategy for creative thinking into the school curriculum, seeking to influence current government bodies, as well as inspire the leaders of tomorrow.

In 2008, Tony and ThinkBuzan CEO Chris Griffiths donated their time at the 4th annual Petra Nobel conference in Jordan, where the delegates worked towards a global partnership for peace and prosperity.

  • Tony Buzan is a man with an IQ at genius level, who has contributed to more than 80 books on the brain and is consulted by universities, business organisations and governments.
    The Telegraph
 

Philanthropist and Global Teacher

 

On each trip, Tony devotes time to charity and pro bono work. Every step of the way, his core message is the same: Everyone has talents. Everyone simply needs to find the right tools to liberate and unlock their potential.

On New Year’s Eve of the year 2000, Tony set the record for the largest ever single school class taught on television – 100,000 children in England and the USA linked via satellite. Then in 2005, Tony taught a super class of 9000 children at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK.

  • It is rare that you come across an individual who can make a profound difference to the way you live your life. It is rarer still that you meet an individual who can make a profound difference to the way millions of people live their lives. Tony Buzan is such a man.
    Chris Griffiths
 

In Search of Global Mental Literacy

 

In the 2005 BBC documentary ‘In Search of Genius’, Tony accepted the challenge of ‘a unique social experiment’. He worked for 6 months with 6 disadvantaged children, to see whether he could change their behaviours, attitudes and cognitive profiles through Mind Mapping and mental literacy training. The superb results showed that ‘no child is ever a lost cause.’

Tony developed the Brain Trust Charity to ‘maximise the ability of each and every individual to unlock and deploy the vast capacity of his or her Brain’.

This charity helps under-privileged children build on their mental literacy, and disadvantaged schools to access resources they could not otherwise reach. Tony recently donated 3000 of his books to children in Sierra Leone as part of the ‘Build on Books appeal’.

He also founded the World Memory Championships, which have now been taking place for over 20 years, and the UK Schools Memory Championship, to celebrate children’s mental literacy.

  • Tony is a unique human being who has helped countless people globally use more of their potential through his books and his work.
    Isobel Abulhoul
 

Testimonials

  • I really enjoyed Tony’s presentation – it was very empowering and enlightening. Being in Finance, its true to say that the logical parts of my brain are in use the most. Something wonderful happened during the session because my head was absolutely buzzing afterwards
    Stewart Auger, European Finance and Operations Manager, Nordson Corporation
    • I have run many events with Tony Buzan in Ireland ranging from conferences, public events with packed auditoriums, company in-house training groups to schools and they all have in common the palpable sense of excitement as each individual begins to explore the endless possibilities of the brain, and a sense of expectation and eagerness sweeps the room. Tony Buzan is a master at creating and nurturing this passion for learning and change.
      Jane Stephenson, Seminars Ireland
      • Tony Buzan’s presentation was enlightening, amusing and attention grabbing.
        Graeme White, Health Department
        • Buzan has a persuasive, almost hypnotic presentation style, charismatic enthusiasm, and contagious belief in human potential.
          Graham Wilson (ecademy.com)
          • Excellent, very informative. Great interaction with audience.
            Michael Salliss, Business Analyst, Avis Budget Group
            • Tony held the audience spellbound as he challenged, confronted and tested our collective assumptions about how adults learn. The audience would clearly have loved him to continue not just for another few hours but for several days! He is an extraordinary teacher and communicator.
              Ann Ewing, Head of Learning & Development, HSBC Bank PLC
              • Tony Buzan was a mesmerising speaker…in a few hours he communicated to a business audience the practical portion of what I had spent four years studying.
                Stephen C Lundin, Author of the five-million-copy best selling FISH!
                • Tony’s work on memory and creativity was a huge hit with our players and staff at Saracens. From our young academy players to seasoned internationals, Tony’s energy and expertise instantly captured our attention and his work was applied -both on and off the field- to help our people grow and develop. 
                  David Jones, Saracens Rugby Club
                  • Great presentation [at the IRM Conference]. Total control. Excellent delivery.
                    David Baskerville, Lead Business Analyst, Barclays Bank
                  • Tony Buzan is one of the very few people I have met who really understands how important the brain is to any sportsman or woman….a breakthrough for anyone who wants to go out there and win.
                    Sir Steve Redgrave, Five Time Olympics Gold Medallist
                  • Tony Buzan has succinctly connected the dots that define the designed structure of the brain and the holistic use of the brain, resulting in thinking that is innovative, out of the box, creative and fun. This breakthrough in thinking has propelled my learning process to a truly new level.Thank you, Tony!
                    Eugene Lalonde, Regional Government Province of BC Canada
                    • Tony Buzan’s clearly explained step-by-step system … is like the opening of a door into a world thick with the golden sunshine of knowledge.
                      The late Heinz Norden, Editor of The Encyclopaedia of Knowledge
                      • The use of Mind Mapping is an integral part of my Quality Improvement Project at Boeing. This has provided savings of over $10 million for my organisation.
                        Mike Stanley, Boeing Corporation
                        • Few people can claim a transformational invention in thinking. With Mind Maps, Buzan certainly can.
                          Donald Taylor
                          • Tony Buzan is a man on an impressive mission – to unlock the power of our brains and show us how to tap into and use our creative genius with ease and effectiveness.
                            His Excellency Dr Abdul Hussein Ali Mirza, Minister for Gas and Oil, Bahrain
                            • The TLI course was instrumental in transforming my thinking process, communication style and career path. It empowers me to impact the lives of others with Tony Buzan’s revolutionary invention of the Mind Mapping tool – it’s a dream come true for me. Thank you Tony!
                              Betty Kan Sekine, Associate Lecturer, Singapore Institute of Management
                              • Learning about the brain from Tony Buzan is like learning how to paint from da Vinci!
                                Dhamendra Rai, Founder of MindMaps Trainer
                                • Completely fulfilled my expectations! Great training, great group – fantastic!
                                  Daniel Lança Perdigão, Owner, UpSideUp
                                  • Absolutely outstanding! Mind blowing!
                                    Maneesh Dutt, Group Manager, STMicroelectronics
                                    • Truly life changing… opened my eyes to thinking differently and being more creative. Many colleagues noticed the change and the business is ultimately seeing the benefit.
                                      Dominic McKenny, Director of IT, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
                                      • Thank you for an excellent course. It is very rare that I can maintain concentration and interest over three hours of presentation.
                                        Dr Peter Jepson, Head of the Department of Law, Strode’s College
                                      • Tony Buzan’s books with the BBC have sold over three million copies, and have transformed the lives of millions of people worldwide since they were first published in 1974.
                                        BBC Press Office
                                        • Buzan shows corporate executives how to hotwire their creative energies.
                                          Forbes Magazine
                                          • The biggest name in memory.
                                            The New Yorker
                                            • If you put Buzan’s theories to the test, you could find yourself memorising pages from a phone book, or becoming the brainiest person in the world.
                                              Personal Computer World Magazine
                                              • Tony Buzan is the Neil Armstrong of the mind! His Mind Map Book is the next giant leap for mankind.
                                                Michael Gelb
                                                • Tony Buzan has done it again… make your mind work better.
                                                  Ken Blanchard, author of the multimillion best-selling book ‘The One Minute Manager’
                                                  • Tony Buzan is Mr Memory… endorsed by government ministers, Mensa brainiacs and MDs alike.
                                                    Metro
                                                    • Buzan’s mental technology is five years ahead of the game. Any company using it will inevitably gain the competitive edge.
                                                      IBM
                                                      • I applaud Tony for celebrating the brain – something he has been at the forefront of for over 40 years. I recommend his highly stimulating books in the Mind Set series (The Mind Map Book, The Memory Book, The Speed Reading Book and Use your Head).
                                                        Baroness Professor Susan Greenfield, CBE, Director of Royal Institution
                                                        • Mind Maps for Business is a “must read” for anyone in business, and a “should read” for everyone.
                                                          Jackie Sule, Director of Client Development, Dottino Consulting Group
                                                          • I’ve been working in business for 30 years and I learnt a lot from the book, Mind Maps for Business. Cogently written and refreshingly free of hype, it’s packed with practical advice and sometimes startling insights.
                                                            Graham Buik, Management Consultant and Entrepreneur

                                                           

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                                                          Events

                                                          Tony Buzan has spoken at countless events in his lifetime. Here are just a few of the events:

                                                          • Petra Nobel – Annual Conference of Nobel Laureates, Jordan
                                                          • National Achievers Congress, Kuala Lumpur
                                                          • MENSA Conference, Cambridge, UK
                                                          • British Embassy Seminar, Mexico
                                                          • Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, Dubai
                                                          • Innovation in Teaching and Learning Conference, Ministry of Education, Malaysia
                                                          • International Exhibition of Higher Education, Saudi Arabia
                                                          • IRM Business Analysis Conference, UK
                                                          • Leadership and Embracing Change Conference, Hong Kong Management Association, Hong Kong
                                                          • Mind Maps for Business Conference, Octara, Karachi
                                                          • SIM Conferences, Worldwide

                                                          Enquiries

                                                          If would like to find out more information or book Tony Buzan for an event, please email our Training and Events team at training@thinkbuzan.com or contact directly on +44 (0) 207 1177 173 / 1-800-961-4582 (USA).


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