Month: October 2019

Book review: 『アウトプット大全』by Shion KABASAWA

About the book Title: 学びを結果に変える アウトプット大全. English title: The Power of Output: How to Change Learning to Outcome.Author: Shion KABASAWA 樺沢紫苑Published by Sanctuary Books Shion KABASAWA is a psychiatrist, author, youtuber and critic. He is very active on Twitter, YouTube and his blog. Following the publication of 『アウトプット大全』 in 2018, he wrote “The Power of Input: How to Maximize Learning” this year. Review 『アウトプット大全』 is about the importance of output and how it can make your learning process more efficient and help you to grow and get better results. The book is divided into five chapters: Chapter 1: アウトプットの基本法則 (Rules) Chapter 2: 科学に裏付けられた、伝わる話し方 (Talk) Chapter 3: 能力を最大限に引き出す書き方 (Write) Chapter 4: 圧倒的に結果を出す人の行動力 (Do) Chapter 5: アウトプット力を高める7つのトレーニング法 (Training) There were parts of the book that I found very interesting and useful, and parts that I found completely irrelevant to me. First of all, I really liked the main point of the book and thought that it was exactly what I needed. My learning process is almost exclusively based on input, so I was curious to know how I could add …

Book review: 『追憶の夜想曲』by Shichiri NAKAYAMA

About the book Title: 『追憶の夜想曲』(ついおくのノクターン)Author: Shichiri NAKAYAMA (中山七里)Published by 講談社文庫 This book is the second volume of the series MIKOSHIBA (御子柴シリーズ). The series follows lawyer Reiji MIKOSHIBA (御子柴 礼司), and I think that there are 4 volumes available now. When I bought 『追憶の夜想曲』, I didn’t know that it was the second book of a series, and I really wish I had started with the first one, 『贖罪の奏鳴曲』. Setting When lawyer Reiji MIKOSHIBA decides to take on the case of Akiko TSUDA, everyone is baffled, especially procuror Kiyohei MISAKI… There is no money to be gained and no way he can win this case because the evidence against Akiko is clear: she murdered her husband… Review I absolutely loved this novel! It is the first legal thriller that I read in Japanese, and it is a genre that I love (I remember that I wanted to become a lawyer after I read John Grisham for the first time, haha). But 『追憶の夜想曲』 was very challenging at times, especially at the beginning. There is a whole discussion during the first chapter that …