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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I’m being meaner than I should be. Review “This is a really superb book, one I wish someone had given to me long ago. His book really changed the way I approach pretty much everything. 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 agree with Derek… Josy book was boring after 10 bios or so.

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

Thanks, Nathan Like Like. Dad and uncle John had coaches, each other, parents, and Dan Gable to train with.


Please do more of this. Dad was much more successful as a national champ at the big college level and learing had to convince John to join him in training with the World Team.

The gist of his work was that he was using movement as a tool to develop awareness. If you want to just be ‘good enough’ there are other paths.

Turned out to be good old fashioned Pavlovian, stimulus response conditioning; but…. I should have guessed that this would have been next on your book club! After years of following you and changing my life with subtle changes that have lead me to leave my job, start my own business, close it down, move to a new country, I can artt I love this book.

My teacher, the world-renowned Grandmaster William C.

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

His first step is learning to avoid getting districted by random events. Try to o a 45 second time on a line tetris sprint. Thank you for your feedback. Since I decided to write this book, I have analyzed myself, taken my knowledge apart, and rigorously investigated my own experience. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: Please try again later. In the chess section he describes how he was an attacking player, but as he got older teachers tried to teach him the Karpov way, more defensive etc, but it turned him off the game.


Mar 19, Dylan Blanchard rated it it was amazing. Who is Tim Ferris? Tim thanks for everything you do, you are a constant inspiration. Thanks to Brian Oberkirch for the inspiration.

See what I did there? There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Depth beats breadth any day of the week, because it opens a channel for the intangible, unconscious, creative components of our hidden potential.

The book is narrow and doesn’t try to cover or explain too much- it is well focused. Most importantly, the lesson I learned about learning is this: He is typical of most really strong chess players. Learnihg to life, he’s a mess. Maybe it would be helpful if you’re interested in single-minded, highly-focused training in chess, martial arts, or another highly technical, subtle, and competitive pursuit.

Yet, as far as I can tell any mastery will always involve learning about learning.