Archive for April, 2009

Begin with the End in Mind

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

…or begin with the beginning (next action) in mind. It’s your choice. Whether you are following Habit 2 of the Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People or the “Next Action” mindset of Getting things done (GTD), is all about learning to identify and break down the sequence of individual steps to get from […]

Using MindManager as a Twitter Reader

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Like most MindManager users, I tend to be an early adopter, so it feels odd to have gotten on the twitter bandwagon just a few weeks before Oprah. There is a lot of noise, but I have found useful information I would not have otherwise come across. I use it as another means of alerting […]

Export a MindManager Map to Microsoft Excel

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Mind map users need to deal with the rest of the world, which lives in lists and spreadsheets. Even MindManager users themselves often have a need to look at their map context in a less graphical format for analysis or printing. Map2Excel is a simple no-frills macro for exporting a map or portion of a […]

Set Relative Due Dates on a Project Map Template

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Andrew Wilcox recently posted a entry on his blog asking readers What is the missing link for MindManager? The killer add in you really want!. Johan posted a request for a project template with variable dates using a training engagement as an example: A : close the list with participant :x – 12 B : […]

Use GyroQ as a popup Calculator

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

The new “calc” tag in the GyroQ tag library provides you with a popup calculator: To install it, paste the “packed text” for the tag into GyroQ.


Saturday, April 4th, 2009

When you are faced with 100 messages in Microsoft OutLook, it will often be due to the presence of several conversations spread across the Inbox with various entries containing different replies and different attachments. Your first step in processing may be to thin the the list down to only the most recent messages in each […]

OutLinker for MindManager 7

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

OutLinker has always worked with MindManager 7, but the recently implemented installer defaulted to using the MindManager 8 type library, so users would need to go in and set this reference in the visual basic editor themselves. There is now a dedicated installation program (download) for MindManager 7 users that eliminates that step.

Elizabeth Gilbert on Creativity

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Elizabeth Gilbert recently gave a talk at TED on “A Different Way to Think about Creative Genius“. The subject of her talk is the stress and fear creative people experience in trying to meet the high expectations they set for themselves. While she jokes about these issues not impacting people in “non-creative” fields like engineering, […]

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