Diamond cutting and visual thinking

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http://blog.xmind.net – (This is a very good post about why we need visual thinking by Chuck Frey, a famous blogger in mind mapping and visual thinking area.) Dan Roam, author of the visual mapping books The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas With Pictures and Blah, Blah, Blah: What To Do When Words Don’t Work, compares the process of visual thinking to carving a faceted diamond out of a rough piece of the crystalline substance. This is a very powerful analogy. In their natural state, diamonds do not look like the beautiful, multi-faceted gemstones that are one of the world’s most valuable (Software)