Tony Buzan Bio
Anthony Peter “Tony” Buzan was an English author and educational consultant. He popularised the idea of mental literacy and a thinking technique called mind mapping, inspired by techniques used by Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, and Joseph D. Novak’s “concept mapping” techniques.
|Tony Buzan Quick Biography|
|Born||He was born on 2 June 1942|
|Died||13 April 2019|
Kitsilano Secondary School, The University of British Columbia, Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys
|Parents||Gordon Buzan, Jean Burn|
|Net Worth||Update Soon|
Buzan was born in Palmers Green, Enfield, Middlesex and is an alumnus of Kitsilano Secondary School in Vancouver. His brother is the academic Barry Buzan.
Buzan completed his undergraduate studies in psychology, English, mathematics, and science at the University of British Columbia, and was a charter student at Simon Fraser University in 1965–66 where he spent a year as a graduate student and the inaugural president of the Simon Fraser Student Society.
During his time at SFU, Buzan became very involved in Mensa, going on to become editor of the International Journal of Mensa.
He was a promoter of mnemonic systems and mind mapping techniques. He launched his own software programme to support mind mapping called iMindMap in December 2006 with Welsh entrepreneur, Chris Griffiths.
The Buzan Organisation holds trademarks on the phrase ‘mind map’ in the context of self-improvement educational courses in the UK, the USA and Germany. The trademark does not appear in the records of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.
Following his 1970s series Use Your Head for the BBC, many of his ideas were set down in a series of five books: Use Your Memory, Master Your Memory, Use Your Head, The speed reading Book and The Mind Map Book.
He was author or co-author of more 80 books altogether. His five BBC books had, by 2003, sold over 3 million copies.
As a popular psychology author, Tony Buzan wrote on subjects relating to the brain, “genius quotient (GQ)”, spiritual intelligence, memory, creativity and speed reading.
He was the founder and President of the Brain Foundation (not to be confused with various medical-related bodies with the same name) and also the Brain Trust Charity, the World Memory Championships and the World Championships of the Brain.
He was a co-founder of London’s Mind Body Spirit Festival as well as the Mind Sports Olympiad, and World Brain Day.
He was twice nominated for a Nobel Prize, once for the Nobel Peace Prize and once for the Nobel Prize for Economics.
- Spore One – Structure in Hyperspace, 25 September 1972, ISBN 0-85115-016-0
- Use Your Head, January 1974, ISBN 0-563-10790-1
- Speed Memory, 27 January 1977, ISBN 0-7153-7365-X
- Make the Most of Your Mind, February 1984, ISBN 0-671-49519-4
- Speed Reading, 20 May 1971, ISBN 0-7221-2119-9
- Use Your Perfect Memory, Plume Penguin Group, January 1991, ISBN 0-452-26606-8
- Use Both Sides of Your Brain, Plume Penguin Group, Jan 1991, ISBN 0-452-26603-3
- The Mind Map Book, 6 September 1993, ISBN 0-563-36373-8
- Concordea, December 2006
- Requiem For Ted, December 2006
- Use Your Memory, BBC Publications, ISBN 1-4066-1018-6
- Master Your Memory, BBC Publications, ISBN 1-4066-1022-4
- The Memory Book, BBC Publications, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4066-4426-5
- Mind Maps for Business, BBC Publications, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4066-4290-2
- Brain Training for Kids, Proactive Press, 2012, ISBN 978-1-908934-00-0
- The Most Important Graph in the World, Proactive Press, 2012, ISBN 978-1-908934-01-7
- Modern Mind Mapping for Smarter Thinking e-book, Proactive Press, March 2013
Tony Buzan died in the early morning of April 13, 2019.