Nice to meet you!
I’m “Master of Diagram ★ Wolf”.
・Those who want to read the book “The Magic of Memos”, but don’t understand Japanese.
・Those who want to expand “The Magic of Memos” overseas.
・MEMOMA freaks who love “The Magic of Memos” and “Yuji Maeda”
For those of you, we have created an English version of the insanely popular “The Magic of Memos Illustration”!
The design is also much cooler than the Japanese version!
Please enjoy the illustration different from the Japanese version!
Click here if you want to read the Japanese version↓↓↓
“The Magic of Memos” is such a book
In a word, it’s a “great book”!
The Amazon ranking has been number one since one month before its release.
After being published on December 24, 2018, the number of sold-out stores exceeded 170,000 within two days of its release.
Received the Digital Contents of the Year ’18 / 24th AMD Award for Excellence.
1st place in the best-selling business book category in the first half of 2019, 9th place overall!
Many brilliant records and awards.
And in May 2020, the circulation exceeded 560,000! (630,000 copies including e-books)
Yuji Maeda was originally a great memo lover, and this book summarizes the memo technique.
However, it is not just a book that summarizes techniques.
If you learn “Yuji Maeda’s memo technique” in this book, you can generate ideas with memos, perform deep self-analysis, and realize your dreams with strong feelings.
For those who wondered, “Does the memo have such an effect?”, I quoted the last chapter.
For me, a memo is a way of life.
Know the world through memos and come up with ideas.
Know yourself through notes and have a life compass.
Memo has a dream and creates a fever.
The heat surely moves oneself, moves people, and moves life and the world greatly.
(Quoted from the final chapter of “Memo Magic” by Yuji Maeda, Gentosha)
It’s a self-development book that describes Mr. Maeda’s passion.
“A line of notes will change your life!”
I would like you to practice the memo technique in this book in order to realize this word.
However, for those who “do not have time to read a book”, I have summarized the thoughts of this book, Mr. Maeda’s thoughts, and specific memo methods in an illustration, so please have a look from the next chapter.
Then, “the magical power of the illustrated memo” has started!!
『The Magic of Memos』！by Yuji Maeda
This illustration is by far the most viewed! And the good news is … it’s also on NewsPicks!
Please learn the topic of Yuji Maeda’s memo technique through illustrations!
The amount of memos by Yuji Maeda is not enough. He notes everything he cares about, even when he’s on TV.
Why does he take so many notes?
Mr. Maeda says … “By taking notes, I can dig deeper into my thoughts and sensibilities.”
People forget what they were thinking in the next moment. And once you forget it, you may never think of it again.
If you forget the important things, you may not come back anymore … Given that, it is important to make notes.
Take a note of any feelings you may have in your daily routine. It is “a part of the world that your sensibility cuts out”. “Why did you get stuck in your heart?” … By thinking about it, important ideas are born from casual everyday life.
A memo that looks inside you … By thinking deeply about it, you can verbalize and analyze yourself. Yuji Maeda reportedly conducted a self-analysis of more than 30 notebooks during his job hunting. I think that if we had analyzed that much, we would have passed the foreign-affiliated securities company, which was said to be the most difficult.
Memo has the effect of generating ideas, conducting self-analysis, and making dreams a reality!
What is important here is “② Memo of intellectual production activities”.
For example, it is important to make a note of things that touch your heart in your daily life, such as “walking in the city” or “talking to people”.
The effect of “always being aware of taking notes” is enormous.
For Wolf, I think the most important thing is to increase the sensitivity of the information in ②.
This is how to write a Yuji Maeda memo. It’s hard to get used to, but there is only practice!
The most important thing here is not how to write, but “the attitude of taking notes”!
At first, don’t be too conscious of the content and try to write down as much as you can!
“Fact-> Abstraction-> Diversion”. This concept is the backbone of Yuji Maeda’s memo technique.
Please take a look at this place many times and hit it firmly in your head!
By the way, pattern ③ drew Mr. Minowa. I’m sorry it’s hard to understand!
There is no doubt that the first action, the “fact,” is important. Let’s just record what is stuck in your heart as you feel it.
You can flesh out and analyze it later, but you can only make notes of facts at the moment when you “feel something”. That’s why let’s practice “If you feel something, just write”!
“Verbalization ability” is an indispensable item in order to correctly output one’s thoughts and thoughts.
It will be influential if you can express it correctly, easily, and pierce the other person’s heart. Let’s aim to improve your verbalization skills by taking notes!
The important thing about this process method is to draw various cuts with your head!
Daily training is important to improve your intuition.
Let’s do some brain teasers with the “abstraction game” introduced in this book!
Everyone should understand the importance of “why-why analysis”.
Of particular importance is a thorough analysis of “why did this fact stick to my heart?” That’s why this process is important!
Maeda style memos are also effective for knowing yourself!
Finding what you want to do is more important than getting rich!
Mr. Maeda’s “shooting star theory” that I wrote in the illustration … It’s too nice! !!
Let’s put your thoughts into words in order to gain the power of WORDS!
When I’m walking, I sometimes come up with a nice idea.
This is “because you can use 100% power for output by not inputting”.
It means that human beings need to make time to walk, go into the office, and put nothing in their heads, instead of always inputting.
Let’s firmly determine your “probability of life”!
The 1000 self-analysis questions at the end of the book are useful for that.
Do a thorough self-analysis and find the compass of your life!
I loved “Yuji Maeda” and “The Magic of Memos”.
Because I want people all over the world to know this book, I created an English version of “The Magic of Memos illustration”!
全世界の方に本書を知ってほしかったので、『メモの魔力 The Magic of Memos』の図解の英語バージョンを作成してみました！
When I made it, I think that the overall balance and composition were more sophisticated than the Japanese version in terms of design, and it improved. It’s So cool!
For example, if you compare the 4th page …
This is the Japanese version ↓ ↓ ↓
This is the English version ↓ ↓ ↓
What do you think??
I think the design has improved and I really like it!
So it’s a waste to keep the design in the blog only…
See you! !! I made the T-shirt of “The Magic of Memos”!
It’s like this!
(* The design is slightly different because it is the original version of the T-shirt
There is only one “The Magic of Memos’ T-shirt” in the world! !! How is it?
I would be grateful if you could send us your impressions!
I was so happy that I immediately uploaded it to Twitter …
— 図解師★ウルフ (@Diagram_Wolf) 2019年6月15日
Yuji Maeda himself gave me a “Like ♥”!
I’m thinking of wearing this and going out!
Serious tension goes up!!!
Yuji Maeda’s “The Magic of Memos” is a self-development book, but it’s the hottest book!
“A line of notes will change your life!”
I hope this article will help as many people as possible to pick up this book … I’m so happy for me!
“The Magic of Memo” Aim for 1 million copies!
It was “Master of Diagram ★ Wolf”.