Timeline Seven Days Bob Dylan

timelineSevendaysBobDylanClick image for interactive content.

  • Is Seven Days a Desire outtake or written for Clapton’s No reason to cry?
  • Isn’t it striking that Dylan performed the song only five times in 1976 and to return to it exactly 20 years later?
  • Why was the copyright renewed in 2004?
  • Listen to Dylan performing the song 20 years after he wrote it.
  • Are the shown lyrics Dylan’s handwriting? I doubt.
  • What is this song exactly about?

For the Dutch readers: a book inspired by Seven Days has been published in the Dutch (and Belgium) Apple iBookstore.

 

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Important factors of app development

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Working overtime for a good cause

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Test new version MyThoughts

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Six reasons why crowdfunding platform TenPages failed

TenPagesRIP© Hans Buskes & Elmer den Braber
TenPages was a Dutch platform for aspiring authors to get published by a traditional publisher via crowd-funding. Six reasons why the concept failed and Ten Pages switched too late to a new business model.

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Education: change knowledge does matter

ChangeKnowledge© Claire Ohlenschlager & Hans Buskes

The mind map is based on a paper by Michael Fullan (scan QR-code): Change theory, a force for school improvement. It focuses on what ‘theories of action’ really get results in education reform. This knowledge can bring about system change across the three levels of school and community, district and state.

Claire originally mapped the paper in an excellent hand-drawn mind map. Using the Practical Mind Map tester we transformed the hand-drawn map into a computer mind map and improving it based on the results of the mind map tester.

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Six crucial Cs of content

contentcheckerultimate2This is one of the bonus maps in the new book A practical mind map tester. The checker will help you to focus on the six Cs of Content. It relates to three of six steps of the mind map tester (‘information processing’, ‘readability’ and ‘understandability’).

Check out the new book: http://bit.ly/1gOFTQB

A practical mind map tester’ introduces a value scan, an easy to use instrument to evaluate how useful a mind map is. It checks whether a mind map in question, whatever the type, is useful and helpful for its consumer. In other words, it tests functionality.

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A practical mind map tester

MMTester-Preview

PapierenboekMindMapTester3The new book ‘A practical mind map tester’ introduces a value scan, an easy to use instrument to evaluate how useful a mind map is. It checks whether a mind map in question, whatever the type, is useful and helpful for its consumer. In other words, it tests functionality. It includes five key performance indicators: goal, information processing, readability, understandability and value. The elements of each individual indicator are described and tested extensively. Many of them are fresh to the mind map community. The scan isn’t a final assessment. Following the results, further work can be done to strengthen the mind map making it more valuable to the user. Another possibility is to use the tester during the process of mind mapping, and proactively improve the mind map as you work on it.

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What’s happening in 2014?

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2013 in review: 21 days exhibit at the Louvre

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt from the annual report from WordPress:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog Mastermindmaps was viewed about 490,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 21 days for that many people to see it.

The top 3 blogs in 2013  that got the most views:

  1. TEDx Roermond (39,257 views)
  2. Bob Dylan’s masterpieces of dialogue (16,613)
  3. Africa’s mineral wealth (7609)
  4. Ishikawa fish bone mind map (5972)

A happy and sizzling new year to all my visitors and followers.

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