Ahrens, How to Take Smart Notes (2017)

Ahrens, Sönke. How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking. 2017. In this short book, Dr. Sönke Ahrens introduces the Zettelkasten method. Zettelkasten is a German word that means “memo box” or “slip box,” which refers to the knowledge management system established and used by the German sociologist Niklas … Continue reading Ahrens, How to Take Smart Notes (2017)

Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie (1997)

In this bestselling 1997 memoir, the author Mitch Albom records his fourteen consecutive visits made to his former Brandeis professor Morris “Morrie” S. Schwartz (1916-95) who was dying of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, アミトロ). The fourteen topics include the world, feeling sorry for yourself, regrets, death, family, emotions, the fear of aging, money, how love … Continue reading Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie (1997)