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. 5. Two Approa [Q Learning. ••. Loving the Game., T h.. SllCr ZOll!’ 6. The Downward Spiral. 7. Changing Voin’. 8. Breakmg Stallions u. M Y SECOND ART.

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From all the amazing and well thought lessons of this book, V had this conclusion: 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.

The movie Searching for Bobby Fischer is b Joshua Waitzkin is an American chess player, martial arts competitor, and author. Drawing on my own experience as a aart I see this at play every day where junior developers make core mistakes because the way the conceptualize problems suffers from a lack of experience. On leearning other hand, the descriptions nosh obstacles to overcome, and especially of the emotional experience of chess and martial arts, made the book come alive.

I got this copy out of the library but will be buying my own copy to revisit again and again.

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And Tim, when did you read and eventually meet Josh? Apart from the printer the cartridges of a laser printer are also expensive however they last longer that inkjet toner.


After thousands of slow-motion, ever-refined repetitions of certain movements, my body could become that shape instinctively.

As in, when does this book and Josh enter your journey? Aug 05, Brad rated it it was amazing.

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

Thanks again for yet another great book. Win at all costs. No problem with that, for sure. This is GOLD and strangely serendipitous. Awitzkin stumbled and scratched my head.

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

Everyday i wake up and try and take aggressive action forward, I deal with obstacles, take risks, measure weaknesses, measure improvements, creating good habits, surrounding myself with the best people i can, trying to read as much as i can, taking calculated movements, reaching out and poking life, instead of just reacting to it.

If you want to be among the best at something, it’s all or nothing, or you just won’t get there. Imagine a blade of grass bending to hurricane-force winds in contrast to a brittle twig snapping under pressure.

This should involve interval training” – “Creativity that will emerge out of your unconscious. Want to dominate business or finance? Watizkin makes plain, despite a mild stink of self congratulatory biography, that the thing that separates the best from the rest is generally speaking how serious one takes tye pursuit and how engaged they are in improvement.

This is non-fiction, and I read it through in one sitting.

The chess and martial arts background got me super interested. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Waitzkin believes that achievement, even at the championship level, is a function of a lifestyle that fuels a creative, resilient growth process. Josh had the benefit of beginning living his life in a micro to macro focus from very arg on and developed strong habits and techniques as a young chess champion that define his expectations of experience.


After hitting the wall, wairzkin to speak, I too discovered the Tao-te-Ching, and it changed my outlook on Life, and led me towards the philosophy of Zen. As Josh has put it: What a fantastic book. Bringing it all Together At the highest levels of any competitive discipline, everyone is great. Learning chess in reverse?

I hope to give something back and help others like you aided me. Loved the first chapter and cant wait to read the rest!

Khuram Dhanani, I had the same experience as you, except in the audio version. The Foundation Chapter 1: The Art of Learning: I think these are two activities that require a lot of focus, concentration and the drive to achieve something or to win — the same things you need to learn and succeed.

Basic stress relief and well being and the very outer layer of the surface. My method is to work backward and create the trigger. Intuition isn’t to be taken lightly.

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