Tony Buzan

1942 - 2019

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Anthony Peter "Tony" Buzan (; 2 June 1942 – 13 April 2019) was an English author and educational consultant. Buzan popularised the idea of mental literacy, radiant thinking, and a technique called mind mapping, inspired by techniques used by Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, and Joseph D. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tony Buzan has received more than 472,670 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Tony Buzan is the 817th most popular writer (down from 677th in 2019), the 619th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 540th in 2019) and the 72nd most popular British Writer.

Tony Buzan is most famous for his invention of the Mind Map. The Mind Map is a graphic representation of a person's thoughts and ideas.

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Notable Works

Use Your Head
Master Your Memory
Aiming to provide an understanding of how the brain works and to help the reader to continue expanding the memory and other abilities, this book covers what have been described as the only major advances in memory techniques since the 17th century.
Head First!
Describes the different forms of intelligence, including creativity, social skill, physical and sensual abilities, and numerical, spatial, and verbal aptitudes, and suggests ways to understand and develop each kind. Reprint.
Speed reading
Speed reading
Dramatically increase your reading speed, comprehension, and retention Tony Buzan, world-famous expert in the field of the brain and the inventor of Mind Mapping, has gained international recognition with the methods outlined in Speed Reading. While it contains the traditional information on speed reading, this is the first book on the subject to utilize the latest discoveries about the astounding potential and intricate workings of your brain. In an easy-to-understand, direct style this classic guide provides: New approaches to reading, study, concentration, and learning Self-help tests designed to stimulate interest in different areas of knowledge Measurement of your speed and comprehension to broaden your expertise. This newly revised Third Edition offers state-of-the-art techniques for improving reading speed and comprehension, from the simplest level to the most complex.
Mind Maps for Kids
Concentration functions
Provides techniques for memorizing things, absorbing facts, figures and formulas, improving concentration and motivation, remembering names, events and lines for plays, recalling information under pressure, cutting study time in half with double the results. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, junior secondary.
Use both sides of your brain
From the bestselling author of The Mind Map Book, proven mind mapping techniques to help you raise all levels of your intelligence and creativity, based on the latest discoveries about the human brain. Using the latest research on the workings of the human brain, Tony Buzan, one of the world's leading authorities on learning techniques, provides step-by-step exercises for discovering the powers of the right side of the brain and learning to use the left side more effectively. By increasing our understanding of how the mind works, he teaches us: · How to read faster and more effectively · How to study more efficiently and increase overall memory · How language and imagery can be used for recording, organizing, remembering, creative thinking and problem solving. This completely updated Third Edition of a classic work provides a proven way of using our brains to their fullest potential and to our best advantage.
Speed reading
Speed reading, Rapid reading, English language
The new, revised and updated edition of the first book on speed reading to be based entirely on the functioning of the human brain as its basis for theory, practice exercises and application. Speed Reading is the perfect handbook for those who wish to improve their reading speed and comprehension, while at the same time increasing their general knowledge.
Power of Social Intelligence
Social perception, Social interaction, Intellect
Use Your Head
Self reliance, Common sense, Cerveau
The Mind Map Book
Creative ability, Thought and thinking, Mind mapping
Your brain is a super bio-computer that dwarfs any machine on the market. If you understand how it works and how to work with it, you can employ and enjoy astonishing powers of learning, memory, concentration, and creativity in planning and structuring thought on all levels. Now, in *The Mind Map Book*, Tony and Barry Buzan have provided a comprehensive operating manual for all who want to use their brains to their fullest potential. Mind Mapping and Radiant Thinking, the revolutionary new method of accessing heretofore untapped intelligences, was developed by world-famous brain-power expert Tony Buzan by analyzing original breakthrough scientific insights into the workings of the brain. It is a process currently used with extraordinary success by multinational corporations, leading universities, champion athletes, and outstanding artists. *The Mind Map Book* is the only book that both explains the fundamental operation of the brain in terms of its thinking processes and explains how to unleash and harness its power. This remarkable book clearly and concisely describes how your brain actually stores and processes all the information that pours into it. Then, with the aid of vivid diagrams and exciting, easy-to-follow exercises, it shows you precisely how to mirror and magnify your brain's pattern of perception and association in the way you learn, think, and create... and have it serve as the tool you need to succeed in business as well as in school, in the studio, in sports, in your love life and other relationships; quickly master the right way to take notes, organize a speech, a writing assignment, a report; and join with others to pool thinking productively, memorize a mammoth amount of data, free your ideas to grow and expand constantly in depth and dimension. On another level, you will see how the great thinkers, scientists, and artists of the past and present have utilized the principles of Mind Mapping and Radiant Thinking. Included, too, are fascinating case histories of ordinary men and women, young and old, who have vaulted to achievements previously beyond their reach. Through this world-acclaimed program you will gain the information, the instruction, and the inspiration to make what has worked so well for so many work for you. From the moment you open *The Mind Map Book*, you will know it is not a book that merely asks to be read: it demands to be used.
Mind Maps for Kids
Mnemonics, Thought and thinking, Examinations
Power of Verbal Intelligence
Verbal ability, Intellect, Intelligence


Among writers, Tony Buzan ranks 817 out of 7,302Before him are Dobrica Ćosić, John le Carré, Basava, Odysseas Elytis, Danilo Kiš, and Charles Maurras. After him are Jerome K. Jerome, Edgar Wallace, Ban Gu, Theodor Fontane, Ahmad Khani, and Neale Donald Walsch.

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Among people born in 1942, Tony Buzan ranks 69Before him are Jacob Zuma, John Clauser, Sandro Mazzola, Felipe González, Giacomo Agostini, and Thabo Mbeki. After him are René Angélil, Carlos Reutemann, Gilberto Gil, Mehran Karimi Nasseri, Emmerson Mnangagwa, and Vicente Fox. Among people deceased in 2019, Tony Buzan ranks 40Before him are Andrea Camilleri, B. J. Habibie, Manfred Eigen, David J. Thouless, Claudine Auger, and Murray Gell-Mann. After him are Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Giya Kancheli, Lennart Johansson, Franco Columbu, Raymond Poulidor, and Kary Mullis.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Tony Buzan ranks 619 out of 8,785Before him are Brian Epstein (1934), Robert II of Scotland (1316), Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784), John le Carré (1931), Bryan Ferry (1945), and Eduard Suess (1831). After him are Tilda Swinton (1960), Jerome K. Jerome (1859), Edgar Wallace (1875), Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (1532), Chris Norman (1950), and Thomas Savery (1650).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Tony Buzan ranks 72Before him are A. J. Cronin (1896), Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809), William McMaster Murdoch (1873), Eleanor Marx (1855), Thomas Hardy (1840), and John le Carré (1931). After him are Jerome K. Jerome (1859), Edgar Wallace (1875), John Bunyan (1628), Julian Barnes (1946), W. H. Auden (1907), and Frederick Forsyth (1938).