My Brain is represented in a concept-mapping application created by TheBrain, a company based in Los Angeles. (Disclosure: I’m an advisor to and investor in TheBrain.)
I’ve been using TheBrain since it first came out in December of 1997, and as of December 2012 (the 15-year anniversary!) have over 190,000 Thoughts (nodes) in this one Brain, interconnected by over 345,000 links. All entered by hand. Yes, it’s the world’s largest.
Imagine if the bookmarks you struggle to maintain in your browser were all woven into a rich context, easily accessible and editable. That’s a glimpse of what this is.
Some notes and caveats:
- I haven’t met all the people listed in my Brain; this is not my LinkedIn profile.
- All errors are mine, I make no claim of completeness or accuracy.
- I don’t get rid of dead URLs because the Wayback Machine lets me revive them.
- I’d love to hear your comments, improvements and corrections. Email me here, or Tweet me @jerrymichalski
Good starting points:
- A short screencast of me explaining my Brain. Definitely begin here.
- Lessons Learned from My Brain as a recent 30-minute speech and a Brain node.
- A Webcast I did for TheBrain, and an interview with Harlan Hugh, the Brain’s inventor
Thanks for visiting. I hope you found my Brain useful. If you have any ideas on how I could make it more useful to the world, I’m all ears.