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September 17, 2008

Staff Picks: Mapping Books

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 1:00 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

There are many different ways to read. For me, in college, it was a highlighter and ink notes on the side. Now it's post-its and drawings in the margin.
Luciano in Brazil has a different way of reading books. Instead of taking the traditional notes, he mind maps each book he reads. His theory is that by committing yourself to a mind map for a book, your mind is engaged and will remember more.
Luciano offers tips on getting started here.
And, in that line, of reading and noting, there's a new book out on what notes in a book reveal about the reader.

About Dylan Schleicher


Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.