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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It has a lot of good advice in this domain and a lot of other advice that sounds plenty logical to me wzitzkin I’ve never taken on a competitive discipline to the point where I’d actually know what he’s talking about. Thanks Cover looks cool, too. I expected the same approach from this Josh guy. Thanks for the awesome read and for generously sharing your wisdom!!

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

I missed just being a student of the game, but there was no escaping the spotlight. Thanks for this recommendation. Josh Waitzkin will delight and enlighten you.

A public figure since winning his first National Chess Championship at the age of nine, Waitzkin was catapulted into a media whirlwind as a teenager when his father’s book “Searching for Bobby Fischer” was made into a major motion picture. Good, quick read with a lot of interesting stories and insights into the world of chess and tai chi at the highest levels but wouldn’t choose this if looking for something beyond that. Summertime is off to the sea — the little breaks from competition are important for success, since they allow a new perspective and new energy.

The only drawbacks I found were that a lot of very important points are not highlighted enough, they are somewhat subtle. After dominating the scholastic chess world for ten years, Waitzkin exp Josh Waitzkin knows what it means to be at the top of his game.

The Art of Learning — Josh Waitzkin

Josb process continuously cycles along as deeper layers of the art are soaked in. Any way we could find that joy of learning and wrestling with obstacles was blessed by them.


I am definitely going to own a copy lrarning Mr. In my first session, my teacher and I stood facing each other, each of us with our right leg forward and the backs of our right wrists touching.

I became pain free. He, like Josh, described an almost zen like state that is derived from practice, focus and the passion for what one is attempting to achieve. You m Didn’t finish. As most masters will likely agree, the only true limits to growth and capability are what we set for ourselves, and there is always room for more learning and mastery. Before first-round play began I was seated at my board, deep in thought about my opening preparation, when the public address system announced that the subject of Searching for Bobby Fischer was at the event.

I like the idea about reading a book, but being aware of the room around you.

In fact, sharing his techniques of learning and performance, he shows his scientific approach down his road to success. You can then refine your mental game when you get older, but if you are not a master-level player or close before you are a teenager, you will probably never be one – a www I had my most successful year yet at the time in my career — I was learning how to learn!

I love how he talks about the way that when he was playing chess he was thinking like he was fighting. Too much greatness packed into this book to cover point by point, but in a general sense, what I really responded to was his insistence on questioning Converging the physical world with his emotions, and the revelations upon practicing this kind of awareness has really opened up my eyes to more information.

A basic example of this process, which applies to any discipline, can easily be illustrated through chess: Be curious, be child-like. In recent years, my Tai Chi life has become a dance of meditation and intense martial competition, of pure growth and the observation, testing, and exploration of that learning process. His book really changed the way I approach pretty much everything.


Lovely book, very much down my alley. The movie Searching for Bobby Fischer is based on his early life. He’s a great teacher–he subtly reviews as he goes along without making the book seem repetitive. My step father was a professional opera singer and others in my family were in broadway shows. After essentially burning out on chess, he turned his talents towards tai chi, eventually winning world championships in martial arts. He is amazingly thorough and logical. So the aim is to minimize repetition as much as possible, by having an eye for consistent psychological and technical themes awitzkin error.

He is typical of most really strong chess players. He seems so calm.

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

On October 5,I walked into William C. Great literature inspired chess growth, shooting jump shots on a New York City blacktop gave me insight about fluidity that applied to Tai Chi, becoming at peace holding my breath seventy feet underwater as a free-diver helped me in the time pressure of world championship chess or martial arts competitions. I asked her to take the cambridgebrainsciences Monkey Ladder and I was astounded when she got 22 on her very first try. I was wondering if i could promote it to my community, would love to chat with you about that… Cheers, Greg.

Alternatively, the Audible version of the audiobook can be found herebut the author earns lower royalties than purchases through the link above. The secret is that everything is always on the line. Losing was part of my regular experience. This is a journey worth taking.