Just because you want a great memory doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t use notes too.
Geniuses do it, star students do it and the most effective business executives can be almost obsessive about it. Even in the age of computers, old-fashioned note-taking is just as useful as ever.
Jotting things down in a notepad may seem counter-productive if you are trying to boost your memory, but it’s actually complementary to it. The chances are that you already take notes, just not in any organised or systematic way. I believe doing so can be an important part of the memory process: the very act of writing things down forces you to understand and organise them in such a way that they are then more easily memorable. For this ...