The Official Biography Of Tony Buzan

Take a look inside the mind of Tony Buzan with The Official Biography Of Tony Buzan, the man who invented Mind Mapping and taught the world a whole new way of thinking. Read about the inspirations, influences, discoveries and challenges on his journey to help royalty, global figures, celebrities (including Michael Jackson), governments and business leaders, and how he has transformed educational theory and practice around the world.

In Raymond Keene’s comprehensive book, hear from Tony in his own words about his passion for Mental Literacy and his belief that Genius is present in every one of us.


Divided into 6 parts, you will fly through this 431-page paperback biography or with the 30 distinct chapters you can dip in and out of the book as you desire.  (see below)


official-biography-tony-buzanTony Buzan achieved global fame as the inventor of Mind Mapping, a technique for note taking and creative ideas which has transformed educational theory and practice around the world. In the course of his career, promoting Mental Literacy, he has formed the belief that Genius is present in every one of us.

Tony has encountered numerous giant personalities. These include the eccentric singer and superstar Michael Jackson, whose children where taught by Tony; five times Olympic Gold Medal winner Sir Steve Redgrave; ABBA member Benny Andersson and Poet Laureate Ted Hughts, whom Tony commissioned to write a Memory poem with a difference. It is published here for the very first time.

Other Luminaries encountered in these pages include Frieda Hugues, daughter of Ted Hughes and the ethereal poetess Sylvia Plath, UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Dr Henry Kissinger, Edward de Bono and Bill Gates.

“Mind Mappers are taking our informration democracy to the next stage” Bill Gates

Tony Buzan’s teachings also embrace Speed Reading, Memory, Physical Fitness, Martial Arts, IQ, Concentration and Creativity. This volume recounts his battles to establish the validity of this methods, and explains the key elements, which can be utilised by all those who whish to improve their powers of Mental Literacy in general.



How Tony Met Ray
PART ONE – Enigma and Solutions
1. Dodging The Doodle Bugs
2. The Redefinition Of Intelligence And The Re-Evaluation Of Knowledge
3. Mightier Than The Sword
4. Praeceptor Orbis Terrarum (Teacher of the World)
5. The Franklin Lecture-Unlocking Potential
6. Close Encounters With Michael Jackson
7. Master Of Memory
8. Mens Sana- Mind Sports (A Healthy Mind)
9. In Corpore Sano – Sportsman (A Healthy Body)
10. Loving Humanity
PART TWO – Mind Mapping
11. A Man So Various
12. Professor Barry Buzan On The Invention Of Mind Maps
13. Mind Mapping Explained
14. Buzan Diagrams Aka Mind Maps
15. Mind Map that Beat the Federation
PART THREE – Global Mental Literacy
16. Tributes From Friends And Colleagues
  • Isobel Abulhoul
  • Joe Adams
  • Professor Michael Crawford
  • Sally Farmiloe
  • Angela Folley
  • Ram Ganglani
  • Sjoerd Gehrels
  • Michael Gelb
  • Chris Griffiths
  • Bill Jarrard
  • Maneesh Johari
  • Jock Lowe
  • Neil Massa
  • Vanda North
  • Dominic O’Brien
  • Julian Simpole
  • Dr. Kirpal Singh
  • Jane Stephenson
  • Dr. Henry Toi
  • His Serene Highness Prince Philipp Von Und Zu Liechtenstein
  • Dr. Sue Whiting
  • Sutanto Windura
  • Ben Zephaniah
  • David Zhang
17. As Nestor To Agamemnon
18. Tony In Turkey
19. The Banner Of Mental Literacy
PART FOUR – Spiritual Progression
20. The Tony Buzan Parables
  • The Parable Of The Lover Of Memory
  • The Parable Of Creativity And IQ
  • The Parable Of The Angel Mind Mapper
  • The Parable Of The Invention Of Light
  • The Parable Of Persistence
  • The Parable Of “Work”
  • The Parable Of Austin’s Powers
  • The Parable Of Moon Numbers
  • The Parable of Metabolic Age and the Japanese Song Birds
  • The Parable Of The Disabled Learner
  • The Parable Of Alexander The Great And Paul The Disciple
21. Letter Of Invitation From His Majesty King Abdullah II Of The Hashemite Kingdom Of Jordan
22. Nobel Peace Prize Nomination
23. Faith Religion Spirituality and The Dalai Lama
24. Structure In Hyperspace
PART FIVE – Poetry and Art
25. Realms Of Gold
26. Unpublished Poem By Ted Hughes
27. Salatticum Poets
28. Mind Magician
29. All The World’s His Stage
30. Multiple Meanings in The Art Of Lorraine Gill
PART SIX – Appendices
Global Locations
Tony’s Books
Magna Memoria-The Great Memory Charter
Creations/ Accomplishments/Awards And Themes
Closing Poems by Jean Buzan