Business Book Mind Maps

Book Summaries Using Mind Maps is an interesting application of mindmaps. I am not sure whether I can read books this way, but would love to get a summary and preserve and reflect on what I learned from a book.

In fact, drawing a mindmap while reading (or shortly after) may be the best way to preserve concepts, relationships and some ideas for further research.


Business Blogs

” In collaboration with Socialtext, we’ve created a wiki that tracks which of the Fortune 500 is blogging. We found that only 4% of the F500 are doing so.

Here is a link to the wiki page that tracks the companies with employee blogs.

This is an interesting correlation with the RSS Usage Patterns from Yahoo I posted earlier. Coincidence?

RSS Usage Patterns

“Key Findings
• Awareness of RSS is quite low among Internet users. 12% of users are aware of RSS, and 4% have knowingly used RSS.
• 27% of Internet users consume RSS syndicated content on personalized start pages (e.g., My Yahoo!, My MSN) without knowing that RSS is the enabling technology.
• 28% of Internet users are aware of podcasting, but only 2% currently subscribe to podcasts.
• Even tech-savvy “Aware RSS Users” prefer to access RSS feeds via user-friendly, browserbased experiences (e.g., My Yahoo!, Firefox, My MSN).”

The two page report has some interesting stats on RSS usage patterns and tools.

Here is a link to the full document.