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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Tim, how come this book was of any use to you?

Pf, of course, as I observed, there were lessons, lessons, coaching and more lessons, there were trips to Europe to audition for opera insiders and there was a lot of disappointment not getting a part in Phantom of the Operaand other little nuances. His heart is clearly in the game. I have done the Monkey Ladder dozens of times and have never been able to break a measly score of 9, which is about average.

The Art of Learning — Josh Waitzkin

It’s really hard and takes a long time. I never went through the developmental stage of crawling. I am sure you are aware that Mt Nelson Hotel has consistently been in the Top 10 worldwide for years.

I particularly liked his theory of “slowing down time” by increasing the number of frames of one’s observation. I recall one tournament in Las Vegas: A competitor needs to be process-oriented, always looking for stronger opponents to spur growth, but it is leaning important to keep on winning enough to maintain confidence. I really enjoyed this book but I am oddly unsatisfied. Something for a pleasure read during rainy days in big city rainy day in Taipei now.


You m Didn’t finish. They rub my arms, my shoulders, my legs. There are many more. Waitzkin describes how to channel emotions into creative fuel. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Precisely today I ran across an article on the Spritz App which purports to increase reading speed from an average of to wpm. 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 waitakin Harakuju moment thoughbut since my favorite topic is the art of learning, I really loved the 4HC.

Also not knowing much about chess will hinder your understanding of his examples.

Dec 25, Sid rated it it was ok. As someone who has been seriously involved in a learninh mental competitive sport since the age of nine, I deeply related to so many of Josh Waitzkin’s experiences and mental strategies he’s developed.

What I eventually discovered through thorough self examination, as well as dissecting my own path of growth and development, was that I never learned to crawl — I went straight to assisted walking. 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.

May 28, Maxim rated it it was ok.

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Josh is an incredible writer and story teller — he has a gift for sucking you in and tremendous wisdom. I have serious issues with audible, there DRM makes reading books a nightmare.


The movie Searching for Bobby Fischer is based on his early life. The contents of this book weren’t at all what I was expecting but the energy with which Witzkin talks about his different life experiences made this book really enjoyable for me. At a young age I came to know that there is something profoundly hollow about the nature of fame.

So I put manga down for a couple of days and read it through and through. Just finished this book last week, man was I surprised to see that it was your choice for the Book Club! With awareness and action, in both life and chess my weakness was transformed into a strength.

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

Thanks for another great article! Junior Closed chess championships in his career. Josh somehow Learnjng feel on a first-name basis with him – maybe it’s the movie?

I learned quickly, and became fascinated with the growth that I was experiencing. Apr 09, Adam rated it it was ok. In a room with fifteen new students, Chen would look into my eyes from twenty feet away, quietly assume waitskin posture, and relax his elbow a half inch one way or another.

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