Tony Buzan is the world-renowned inventor of Mind Mapping and expert on memory, speed reading, creativity and innovation.
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 has worked with governments around the world on educational and creative issues, continuing with his aim to influence current government bodies, as well as inspire the leaders of tomorrow, to instil a strategy for creative thinking into the school curriculum.
While away on his business trips, Tony also devotes time to charity and pre 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 in the year 2000, he 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, he taught a super class of 9000 children at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK.
Ever passionate about the creative development of children, in the 2005 BBC documentary ‘In Search of Genius’, Tony took part in ‘a unique social experiment’. For 6 months, he worked with 6 disadvantaged children, to see whether he could change their behaviours, attitudes, and cognitive profiles through Mind Mapping and mental literacy training. The results revealed that ‘no child is ever lost’.
Tony developed the Brain Trust Charity, a charity that helps under-privileged children develop their mental literacy, and disadvantaged schools to access resources they could not otherwise reach. He recently donated 3000 of his books to children in the Sierra Leone as part of the ‘Build on Books appeal’. The overall goal is to ‘maximise the ability of each and every individual to unlock and deploy the vast capacity of his or her Brain’.
Tony 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.
In addition to his work as a Business and Education Consultant, Philanthropist and Global Teacher, Tony is also a multi-million copy best-selling author of over 100 books on Mind Mapping, the Brain, Memory and Mental Literacy. 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’. His books have been published in 100 countries and 30 languages.
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