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’s techniques have been ingrained into the ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor courses, which he utilises to build a network of highly specialised experts in Mind Mapping, memory and speed reading. The ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor courses bring practical skills to delegates all over the world including individuals from FTSE multinational corporations, leading global universities and Government departments.
Jess Powell Business Analyst, SpecSavers
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 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 OpenGenius, 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’.
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 OpenGenius 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.
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. 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.’ That same year, Tony also taught a super class of 9000 children at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK.
Mission for Global Mental Literacy
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.
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Tony has spoken at countless events during the course of his lifetime. Here are just a few:
- Petra Nobel – Annual Conference of Nobel Laureates, Jordan
- National Achievers Congress, Kuala Lumpur
- MENSA Conference, Cambridge, UK
- Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, Dubai
- Leadership and Embracing Change Conference, Hong Kong Management Association, Hong Kong
- Innovation in teaching and Learning Conference, Ministry of Education, Malaysia
- International Exhibition of Higher Education, Saudi Arabia
- IRM Business Analysis Conference, UK
- Mind Maps for Business Conference, Octara, Karachi
- SIM Conferences, Worldwide
- British Embassy Seminar, Mexico