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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Learning is about going with your natural flow, he tells us. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

This is really a personal account on how the author has learned his “art” and overcame his physical and mental limitations. I’m handing these out like popcorn to anyone I think will enjoy the book. He is the master of rat big sample sizes and feedback loops that give binary feedback, he sits with everything he does for as long as needed to solve the matter AND, he single tasks the F.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Josh is an eight time National Chess Champion and holds 21 National Championship titles as well as several World Championship learninv in martial arts – he has plenty to teach me.

Something for a pleasure read during rainy days in big city rainy day in Taipei now. Though I could only get a fraction of what he wants to convey, my grey cells should keep nibbling on the fodder for a long time. Wonderful book, I read it last year.


Zen in the Art of Archery. I expected the same approach from this Josh guy. This was a lot of fun for me.

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Exactly what I needed. I believe this was important for maintaining a healthy perspective on the game. How was he able to reach the pinnacle of two disciplines that on the surface seem so different? When not traveling the country giving seminars and keynote presentations, he lives and trains in New York City.

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

I had a session with a business coach on Monday where I discovered what set me on fire, more than anything else, was my crazy dream of creating a new framework for learning. I watizkin spent my life devoted to artistic growth and was used to the sweaty-palmed sense of contentment one gets after many hours of intense reflection.

For example, drive our threshold higher by using stressful situations to your advantage invest in loses. Never really heard it before, that story about the jaguar wearing the guy down was awesome too. The theories in this book are valuable and teachable. We also have a world Top 50 restaurant. Wrestling is the purest every-man sport and he was jsoh average until he subjected himself repeatedly to elite habits and environment.

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The 4-hour books and this book is right on in focusing on a few basic techniques over and over. Sep 26, Deniz rated it it was ok. At a young age I came to know that there is something profoundly hollow about the nature of fame. I felt as though I had transferred the essence of my chess understanding into my Tai Chi practice. I have a story from my mentor, one of the best poker players in the world.


Oct 27, Mehran Jalali rated it did not like it Recommended to Mehran by: Between chess, tai chi and martial arts, Waitzkin has great life stories to share and is able to weave it all with some great introspection and lessons about performing at your best.

I related to my experience with language like parallel learning and translation of level. It really does have the formula to take you from mediocre to a high level performer but be warned, the techniques are not a quick fix solution.

It has been extremely helpful to me, as I was initially very confused about what I was doing thinking with my eyes closed. The Aaitzkin of Learning: I believe this is a highly worthwhile read. Read more Read less. The game was exhilarating and also spiritually calming. I’m being meaner than I should be. I was fascinated by Josh Waitzkin’s experiences in chess and in Tai Chi, especially by how he used the lessons learned in each discipline to inform his perception and understanding in wrt other.

A basic example of this process, which applies to any discipline, can easily be illustrated through chess: I feel that that day my life truly started.