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Are You a Scientist?

Are You a Scientist?

Tony Buzan would often start a lecture with the question, “By a show of hands, who here is a scientist?” Typically, three or four people in a large auditorium...

Remembering… how to ‘spel’ !

Remembering… how to ‘spel’ !

By Dominic O'Brien, 8 Times World Memory Champion Since training my memory I have used mnemonics to help me with words that are awkward to spell. A mnemonic...

Publishing the Future

The Publishing Division of The Tony Buzan Group was born due to Tony Buzan’s immense literary library. Tony was the author of over 140 books translated...

Bouncing Baby Buzan

Bouncing Baby Buzan

Tony Buzan had a number of well-rehearsed, ‘set piece’ routines which he built into his keynotes. Anyone who knew Tony well realised he thought deeply about...

Remembering… Jokes!

Remembering… Jokes!

By Dominic O'Brien - 8 Times World Memory Champion. How satisfying would it be to listen to a series of jokes, one-liners and anecdotes knowing that at the...

Something Old Something New!

Something Old Something New!

Tony Buzan was fascinated by the brain and its fabulous dormant power. He used the phrase sleeping giant , but it could equally be compared to a massive hydro...

No Limits?

No Limits?

“No no, no no no no, no no no no, no no, there's no limit”~2 Unlimited - No Limit (1993)  Fond memories of the 90s at Uni - They don’t write lyrics like that...

Remembering… a deck of cards

Remembering… a deck of cards

By Dominic O'Brien - Eight Times World Memory Champion. I took up memory training relatively late in life, aged thirty, after watching ‘Memory man’ Creighton...

New to the Site – WEBINARS!

New to the Site – WEBINARS!

I don't know if you have noticed but there is a major revamp going on here on our home website? One of the fantastic advantages of having everyone tucked up...

Tony Buzan: In Search of Genius

Tony Buzan: In Search of Genius

Having known Tony closely for thirty years , and written his biography, what struck me most indelibly about him was his inner child. As already noted....It...

Speed Reading and Jedi Wisdom

Speed Reading and Jedi Wisdom

Today is Star Wars day.  “May the fourth be with you” This post is more than just an excuse for old joke! Jedi master and philosopher Yoda offers many...

Tony Buzan’s Mission

Tony Buzan’s Mission

Do you remember the famous Coca-Cola advert with the song lyrics, “I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony, I’d like to buy the world a coke...

Remembering… Numbers

Remembering… Numbers

By Dominic O'Brien, 8 times World Memory Champion Our lives seem to be governed by numbers. Phone numbers, travel schedules, weights and measures, bank...

Remembering… People’s names

Remembering… People’s names

By Dominic O'Brien - 8 Times World Memory Champion You know the situation: you’re introduced to a small group of people and within a minute you realise their...

Remembering the Headmaster of the Human Race

Remembering the Headmaster of the Human Race

Tony Buzan, who died of a heart attack a year ago today in John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, was originally motivated by the question of “who is intelligent?”...

Remembering… why you went upstairs

Remembering… why you went upstairs

By Dominic O'Brien - 8 Times World Memory Champion Some of the people who attend my courses do so because they have begun to notice problems with their memory...

Remembering… where you parked your car.

Remembering… where you parked your car.

By Dominic O'Brien - 8 Times World Memory Champion So, you’ve just gone through passport control and picked up your luggage after a long-haul flight and are...

The art of questioning

The art of questioning

By by Dravin Balgobin The school taught us to ask grammatically correct questions using a question word, a subject, a verb & a complement. It also taught...

Becoming a Buzan trainer

Becoming a Buzan trainer

If you ever heard about the Learning Pyramid from the Bethel National Training Institute in Maine, you probably know that the best possible way to learn...

Synapsia – The Tony Buzan Tribute Issue

Synapsia – The Tony Buzan Tribute Issue

After the passing of Tony Buzan in April 2019, the media, both online and offline, were inundated with tributes. My difficulty in preparing this tribute...

Meet the Memory Man

Meet the Memory Man

Dominic O’Brien once memorised 54 decks of cards after just a single sighting of each card - that’s 2,808 cards. It gained him a place in the Guinness Book of...