Chris Griffiths Biography
Chris Griffiths is the CEO of ThinkBuzan, the organisation behind Mind Mapping, the thinking tool used by millions worldwide. ThinkBuzan have been leaders in creativity and innovation for over 40 years with the mission to grow ‘minds’ and help individuals ‘think’ and ‘be’ better.
Chris is an expert in combining modern brain based thinking strategies, processes and techniques with creativity and technology. He founded his first business at 16 and sold his first company at the age of 25. Companies with which he has been involved have ranked in the ‘Deloitte Fast 50′ and ‘The Sunday Times / London Stock Exchange Fasttrack 100′. He has also won awards for innovation and creativity.
Chris Griffiths is a sought after seminar and conference speaker, inspiring audiences worldwide with his distinctive take on what stops people being creative and how to unlearn the bad habits that stifle the formation of great ideas. He has facilitated brainstorming sessions for business, academic and humanitarian events, including the Petra Conference of Nobel Laureates in 2008, which was attended by some of the world’s greatest minds with the aim of finding solutions to end child poverty.
Chris Griffiths recently co-authored ‘Mind Maps for Business’ with Tony Buzan, which featured on the Amazon UK bestseller list. His writing draws on his own extensive observation and experience to introduce insightfully practical concepts that empower people towards success. Chris’s books have been sold in over 15 countries and translated into five languages.
His material has also been integrated into a nationally accredited qualification endorsed by a major UK Awarding Board to help children maximise their thinking skills.
He is responsible for iMindMap® – the software tool that topped the Amazon charts in Japan to become the number one ranked software product across all categories. iMindMap® has been used by over a million people worldwide in over 170 countries and 15 languages.
Chris, who is married and has two wonderful children, is a firm believer in a ‘healthy body equals a healthy mind’, hence his on-going study of the martial arts, which he has practised for 23 years.
In his new book, Chris explains why most people struggle to be innovative and demonstrates how anyone can let go of the unhelpful thinking habits that hold them back from applying their limitless creative potential. ‘GRASP The Solution’ presents a powerful and focused four-step approach for finding the ‘best’ answers to any challenge.
“ Chris and his work have changed his life, my life, and already millions of lives for the better worldwide. His work is in the process of doing the same for YOU.”
Tony Buzan, Multi-million copy best-selling author and Inventor of Mind Mapping