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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Will there be an audible. I apologize to the tech savvy folks for simplifying. This is just a simple trick that I have used with a few of my students and myself.

Gumroad, by the way, freakin rocks! Thanks Cover looks cool, too. I know that everybody can benefit from this book and it’s joxh. Rather than focusing on climactic wins, Waitzkin reveals the inner workings of his everyday method, from systematically triggering intuitive breakthroughs, to honing techniques into states of remarkable potency, to mastering the art of performance psychology. See this review of a modern update to the book for a sense of what it includes — highly recommended by anyone seeking to learn chess.

He does a arh effective job of communicating this to readers. Take the moral judgment out of the sport.

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

Notify me of new comments via email. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The reason the same people keep winning again and again is because they believe they deserve to win and be part of that elite group.

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! I took the bull by the horns and began training to have a more resilient concentration. He is successful because of this approach he has learned, trusted and implemented with care.


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

This book is next on my reading list after I finish Thinking, Fast and Slow. If you are really serious about trying to crack this, you might like to dig out a copy of the Emprint Method by Leslie Cameron-Bandler and others, which goes into fair detail. I could relate to a lot The book is very well written. And when did waitxkin enter your journey? As I read your book, I quickly decided to make a commitment to myself.

Wairzkin book is truly engaging. He’s a great teacher–he subtly reviews as he goes along without making the book seem repetitive.

I didn’t find Waitzkin’s ‘methodology’ to be anything new. Tim, I have seen you apply your techniques for fast learning to many physical tasks, but mastering physical tasks is not as important in the modern world as mental tasks.

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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. My writing suffered immensely, and the stress of it all caused me to quit over 4 years ago. They just happened to spend a lot of time training with other average guys who had an abnormal interest in wrestling. Alternatively, the Audible version of the audiobook can be found herebut the author earns lower royalties than purchases through the link above.

Back to life, he’s a mess. Apr 09, Adam rated it it was ok. Before i read your book I was lost in life, i had no direction and had no idea what kind of life i wanted to create for myself.

I kept reading, hoping it would get better, but it never did. A bit spiritualized and fuzzy here and there, but I kept thinking that we are lucky to have this rare athlete writing to us, who combines the qualities of high performance, intense self-observation, intellectualization of development and finally communication of that entire learning experience to the normal people who might go through their entire lives never stretching themselves to those extreme limits where such discoveries about learning and performance always seem to lie.


The joy of learning and struggling in practice against each other and with other elite training partners was where they derived joy. I remember the day i dropped into Barnes and Nobel and picked up your book.

The movie Searching for Bobby Fischer is based on his early life. Try to break a 45 second time on a line tetris sprint. Josh is an incredible writer and story teller — he has a gift for sucking you in and tremendous wisdom.

Why do people quote Deepak Chopra? What I am best at is the art of learning.

Not what I expected. 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. But these are real problems for people who want to take anything from what he’s shared and neglecting them makes the book less vital and less engaged to it’s own purpose.

It is the bridge between the unconscious and the conscious mind, and it is hugely important to keep in touch with what makes it tick.

Action happens in Bangkok. He can do things that truly seem super human and teach it.

Instead of focusing on chess positions, I was pulled into the image of myself as a celebrity. I really like you entered the audiobook publishing business.

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