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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Junior Closed chess championships before the age of WOW, oh my god. I got this copy out of the library but will be buying my own copy to revisit again and again. Waitzkin is clearly very smart and used intelligence, analysis and hard work more so than athleticism or other natural abilities to rise to the top of two fields. May 27, Rob rated it liked it Shelves: You specifically excluded the whole of Africa, which, for a well traveled man, I found strange.

He talked a lot of the psychological aspects of shooting and winning. While by it’s nature it is hard to notice and therefore hard to appreciate, Waitzkin knows its value: Searching for the Zone Learns how to maintain long-term, healthy, self-sustaining peak performance.

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

I spent two hours on Google docs at a cafe without a functional wifi, synthesizing my notes. No trivia or quizzes yet. Written by intelligent and self reflective person, which of course is the key to succeed in anything and to improve oneself longterm. In Josh’s aft he probably hit the wall that reads: Most importantly, need aft cultivate love pleasure, happiness.

My teacher, the world-renowned Grandmaster William C. Being present gives you more time; and therefore more experience over your opponent.

The Art of Learning — Josh Waitzkin

I learninv sure you are aware that Mt Nelson Hotel has consistently been in the Top 10 worldwide for years. Thanks for the comment, Momekh! Josh is one of the few people that has become an expert at something and waitzkinn the ability to understand and share exactly the process that led him to expertise, then abstract the process to make it applicable to learning almost anything.


Tim, Thanks for reviewing this book. There are many more.

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

Most people seem to love this book. Thanks for sharing the Art of Learning for me it is all about the love of learning with a much larger community!

As I struggled for a more precise grasp of my own learning process, I was forced to retrace my steps and remember what had been internalized and forgotten. It seems they both are extremely adept at breaking down skills to the molecular level, and figuring out what piece of the puzzle is most essential to master.

We also have a world Top 50 restaurant. I became pain free. The need for precision forced me to think about these ideas more concretely. Innocent Movies Josh discovers chess in the park. I read voraciously about it. What does essence really mean anyway? Intuition isn’t to be taken lightly. It worked like magic! Therefore I had to think about a muse that is half on-line and half physical.

Whatever works seems to be the lesson. They rub my arms, my shoulders, my legs. I had won eight national championships and had more fans, public support and recognition than I could dream of, but none of this was helping my search for excellence, let alone for happiness.

If we have any hope of attaining excellence, let alone of showing what we’ve got under pressure, we have to be prepared by a lifestyle of reinforcement. A man who had risen to the peak of his field in the world in TWO highly competitive disciplines: This is exactly what I needed right now.

I progressed quickly after college, moving from my initial job where I made only 21K to one where I was making 6 figures. As my training became more vigorous, I learned to dissolve away from attacks while staying rooted to the ground.

Only, he never considers that this small nation has hardly anything else to call their own. It sometimes felt a bit simple and not worked through enough, but at the same time it was very motivational, I ended up reading it twice.


As he aart it, obstacles are not obstacles but challenges to overcome, to spur the growth process by turning weaknesses into strengths. 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.

Dad was much more successful as a national champ at the big college level and he had to convince John to join him in training with the World Team. Both of his careers were illustrative of what happens if you take incremental learning to its absolute limit for example, chess is what he did with the vast majority of his learinng for more than a decade, and then Tai Chi is what he did with his time. Thank you Tim, I have all of your books and love them, the 4HB was a great read I especially liked that one can create their own concepts using the methods in the book, like MED, Kettlebells, never had a Harakuju moment thoughbut since my favorite topic is the art of learning, I really loved the 4HC.

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. He’s somewhat humble, but does not discredit his success.

In both my chess and martial arts lives, there is a method of study that has been critical to my growth. Precisely today I ran across an article on the Spritz App which purports to increase reading speed from an average of to wpm. I felt as though I had transferred the essence of my chess learnung into my Tai Chi practice.

All the best, and thank you for the comment, Tim Like Like.