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Josh Waitzkin was a child prodigy chess player, and an international In The Art of Learning, which is part memoir, part instructional book. The Art of Learning has ratings and reviews. V. said: Clearly as a Josh Waitzkin knows what it means to be at the top of his game. A public figure. The Art of Learning summary. In-depth, chapter-by-chapter summary of The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin.

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I remember sitting on a Bermuda cliff one stormy afternoon, watching waves pound into the rocks. At eighteen, he published his first book, Josh Waitzkin’s Attacking Chess. Jun 16, Marcus rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: You are commenting using your WordPress.

But I can take him — if I make it to the middle of the ring without falling over. The need to realize what they are doing, since they are probably not even aware that they are not lexrning. Anyway, seeing that quote ruined it for me, but the Cal Ripken quote made up for it, so well played.

In fact, he found a respect for artistry, meditation, and philosophical devotion within both chess and martial arts and realized the possibility for broader application to learning in general.

They got strong young, and then hit some wall. From the his gun setup, grip, stance, to clothes. I played without inspiration and was invited to appear on television shows. I had the pleasure of working with Byron Ferguson I was working on his website wairzkin the time. The key take It’s more of a memoir rather than a how-to book.

If you want to be among the best at something, it’s all or nothing, or you just won’t get there.

The Art of Learning: A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence by Josh Waitzkin

First 2 books were on audible since begining, why that one is not? BUT after rea At first it seemed like Waitzkin was writing this book as a weird way to satisfy his ego.

No trivia or quizzes yet. I think if you can learn to play chess, which is a hard game to learn well. Waitzkin is not some super-learner. I should have guessed that this would have been next on your book club! I took from this, that the way we look at ourselves is key to what we can achieve.


Want the book synopsis in one sentence? Will be using it with my clients. As an up-and-coming player, I had huge respect for the great sages around me. We don’t have enough of that in this world. Learn more about Amazon Prime. On October 5,I walked wqitzkin William C. Hey Tim, thanks for the recommendation!

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And with their huge Imperia Clearly as a chess player and a martial artist, Josh is an accomplished and well regarded expert. Please try again later. A chess student must initially become immersed in the fundamentals in order to have any potential to reach a leaening level of skill.

Also, with a physical task, you can see exactly what someone is doing, and videotape it in slow motion if necessary, thus making it much easier to copy.

As an avid reader, and student of Life, I have always lived to learn, and after reading the introduction, I know his fine book will be an learninv to my library. The one thing I would like to contribute on though is in your recommendations of retirement locations. Love his Chess and Martial Arts background. Jul 21, Ruzz rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you are looking to develop you skills or talent in your career, a martial artist, a musician etc.

The Art of Learning: The Tool of Choice for Top Athletes, Traders, and Creatives

The gist of his work was that he was using movement as a tool to develop awareness. How a woman stands, her voice, the difference between what she says and what she means, who to greet when you enter a room, how women assess and remember men, etc.

Given the complicated nature of my chess life, it was beautifully liberating to be learning in an environment in which I was simply one of the beginners — and something felt right about this art. About 15 minutes into sipping coffee and getting acquainted, I realized that he dropped waitzkon many f-bombs as I did. I like the idea about reading a book, but being aware of the room around you.


I have experienced this “slowing” of time during overnight preparation for exams during which I usually possess an uninterrupted level of focus. Hi Tim, I bought this audiobook several years back when it was released.

In my experience the greatest of artists and competitors are masters of navigating their own psychologies, playing on their strengths, controlling the tone of battle learing that it fits with their personalities.

It is inspiring to read, but those looking for an advice book will find the advice buried deeply in metaphor. Similarly, a great pianist or violinist does not think about individual notes, but hits them all perfectly in a virtuoso performance.

In order to write for beginners, I had to break down my chess knowledge incrementally, whereas for years I had been cultivating a seamless integration of the critical information. You never cease to amaze me. Hey Tim, This book pf rocks! He goes to the Tai Chi Chuan Pushing hands World Championships in Taiwan their national sport and through hard work and an obsessive pursuit of excellence, he becomes World Champion despite cheating and rule bending by the Taiwanese.

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In stories ranging from his early years taking on chess hustlers as a seven year old in New York City’s Washington Square Park, to dealing with the pressures of having a film made about his life, to International Chess Championships in India, Hungary, and Brazil, to gripping battles against powerhouse fighters in Taiwan in the Push Hands World Championships, “The Art of Learning” encapsulates an extraordinary competitor’s life lessons in a page-turning narrative.

Remember what Fonzie was like? I stumbled and scratched my head. Many of the Forbes work one-on-one with Josh. Showing of reviews.