Mikiko Chikada



Mikiko Chikada has been a Mind Mapper since 1984.  She happened to pick up a copy of “Use Both Sides of Your Brain” by Tony Buzan when she was an MBA candidate at Cornell University's S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management. She says, “I’ll never forget the first time I saw the Mind Map. I instinctively knew that it will help me catch up with the class.” She was having a hard time to perform well, especially because English is not her mother tongue.  

She started to Mind Map everything within her reach, putting important points together, using key words and images. It really worked for her. She became able to deal with the assignment overload. Moreover, her presentation skills improved significantly.

After joining an investment bank in New York on graduation, she came up with various business applications of Mind Mapping. Her clients as well as colleagues especially appreciated “the one pager” she produced for them as a summary report.