What are MindMaps? Where do they come from? The specific history of this technique is difficult to pinpoint. But in this very brief history we take you from the original MindMap (your brain), to the first known drawn MindMap by Porphyry of Tyros, to the man who popularized it: Tony Buzan. Finally, it ends with a call to action for you to start brainstorming and creating MindMaps!