What do you like best?
I like the ability to capture ideas, some of which I don’t have at the start of any specific session with MindGenius, and I like the product’s ability to help me summarise non-fiction books and to do so such that I can:
• Clearly identify and remember their core messages and
• Re-read them at any later time in just a few minutes.
I also like the fact that the software allows me and others to work together to create a “group-intelligence” understanding of issues and produce better questions and better answers than any one of us could do…..and especially I like its ability to capture the ideas and energy when we talk and brainstorm together rather than allowing those ideas to escape into the ether and be lost.
What do you dislike?
Not a lot. But I prefer version 5 to version 6 and hope that subsequent versions restore some of the instinctive use-ability factors of the earlier version.
Recommendations to others considering the product
If you really give this product a useful workout on your work, your meetings, your projects and your archive – then there is a danger that, like me, you will do very little without it. Because the effort required to all that is not huge and certainly not huge given the rewards that flow its use, which include improvements in:
• Commitments kept
• Projects delivered fully, on time and to budget
• Arguments won
• Customers and colleagues pleased and
• Successful collaborations
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
At the moment, I am writing a book about the toxins and deficiencies that can occur in workplaces and MindGenius has, over recent years, allowed me to produce succinct mapped summaries of a great many relevant books.
Now having loaded these maps into the cloud-version of MindGenius, Barvas, I can do a global search for key words, such as “Greed”, “Animosity”, and have Barvas point me to the text that uses those words and could be relevant.
This speeds up my writing process and overcomes my poor memory and the brutal fact that it is hard to hold the essence of even one book in my skull.
So, the benefits include:
• An end to forgetfulness
• Completeness – as it accesses passages of books that didn’t register first time round
• Helping me to appear to be cleverer and better informed than I actually am and
• Help me to avoid misquoting other people