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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The Art of Learning: Up until that point, I had been quite successful by most standards. He later discovered that chess principles could be applied to learning tai chi.

I should have guessed that ojsh would have been next on your book club!

I’m being meaner than I should be. Here’s a very partial list: You can find list of books I read ov far at Pinterest with user name nninoss Do you have yours published somewhere? 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 remember sitting on a Bermuda cliff one stormy afternoon, watching waves pound into the rocks.

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

Don’t have a Kindle? Then, suddenly, the game became alien and disquieting. Customers who bought this item also bought. He explains in clear detail how a well-thought-out, principled approach to learning is what separates success from failure.


I think Cape Town has consistently done better than most of your recommendations over the years. Leadning about taking a skill set, breaking it down to simple steps, then breaking down the simple steps down into micro steps micro steps being the foundation of the skill sets and then practicing those micro steps to perfection before moving back to the macro steps and so fourth where you learninb finally put everything together.

I am left without words. Thanks for another great article!

It was definitely sports related, as running head first into other lb. I have a bit of insomnia tonight, and this made my smile.

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

Usually, growth comes at the expense of previous comfort or safety. The writing is great and Waitzkin is accessible without dumbing down his concepts, some of which are quite complex. And, of course, posts like this:. So I put manga down for a couple of days and read it through and through.

I was looking for a forum to pose this question and I hope you will all help me. This is what I want to spend my life on, learning cool stuff that interest me and share it for the waihzkin of others.

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

Brad Pitt and Jolie lrarning hired a house in Johannesburg and will be living here for 6 months. And not just online writing, writing became just another chore to me, and I quit altogether. If so, when is it going to be released? He can do things that truly seem super human and teach it.


Thanks again for creating rich content like this and making it available on the podcast. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Thanks for the comment, Momekh!

I figured out how to learn efficiently in the brutally competitive world of chess, where a moment without growth spells a front-row seat to rivals mercilessly passing you by.

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Seriously, I tried to read it because of you, but I found absolutely nothing, zero content in this books that could somehow be of any use in learning at all. So I buy the audio book. What 29 year old has an interesting memoir? I had asked him how Waitzkln would know when I was ready to produce the show I was been working on he was gracious enough to consult on the script for free. This post is about the third book in the Tim Waitkin Book Clubwhich is limited to books that have dramatically impacted my life.

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Lesrning everyone, this book is a must-read. As he explains it, obstacles are not obstacles but challenges to overcome, to spur the growth process by turning weaknesses into strengths.