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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However, the order of difference between the work i do and the work people who are changing the programming world do is dramatic, and those inexperience developers will catch up to me and surpass me in time. Since I was twelve years old I had kept journals of my chess study, making psychological observations along the way — now I was doing the same with Tai Chi.

I have just read the 4-hour-workweek and I loved it. I grew up in a show business family. I want some ideas on how to practice efficiently and effectively so that I can prove one can become an excellent musician without having started at 3 years old.

Every day I noticed more and more similarities, until I began to feel as if I were studying chess when I was studying Tai Chi.

Oh, by the way, talking about books. Waitzkin describes how to channel emotions into creative fuel. Customers who bought this item also bought. It has a lot of rat advice in this domain and a lot of other advice that sounds plenty logical to me although I’ve never taken on a competitive discipline to the point where I’d actually know what he’s talking about.


His writing style is very clear, admirably unfussy and reader-focussed, and his personality comes through well since he doesn’t hold any grudges or glorify his own achievements beyond what they meant for him personally. I just read the chapter now. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? My step father was in an opera with Luciano Pavarotti, one of the greats of all time.

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

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Investment in loss is giving yourself to the learning process. Tim, I agree with Derek… The book was boring after 10 bios or so. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Since then, he has been among the highest-ranked chess players. You might become a bitter person, writing bitter reviews on books of world class players. Fantastically entertaining, deeply insightful and riotously inspiring. The concepts are simple and powerful. Watzkin 09, V.


I read Thinking, Fast wqitzkin Slow…I love that good. After several years of dormancy, I have started blogging again, and I can safely say that it has a whole new level of mellow, insight, and Love that my previous material never knew. WOW, oh my god. The Grandmasters, my elders, were ignored and scowled at me.

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

Showing of reviews. The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. Looking at the worst possible situation and knowing what you can do when it happens and how to minimise the downside in advance. Really enjoying the book club!

The Art of Learning: A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence

This is one of my favorite books! My game began to unravel.

A catchy title, but this book is mostly about how the author went through countless numbers of international tournaments outsmarting his opponents. This is really a personal account on how the author has learned his “art” and overcame his physical and mental limitations.