The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

Josh Waitzkin knows what it means to be at the top of his game. 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. After dominating the scholastic chess world for ten years, Waitzkin expanded his horizons, taking on the martial art Tai Chi Chuan and ultimately earning the title of World Champion. How was he able to reach the pinnacle of two disciplines that on the surface seem so different? "I've come to realize that what I am best at is not Tai Chi, and it is not chess," he says. "What I am best at is the art of learning."

The Art of Learning takes listeners through Waitzkin's unique journey to excellence. He explains in clear detail how a well-thought-out, principled approach to learning is what separates success from failure. Waitzkin believes that achievement, even at the championship level, is a function of a lifestyle that fuels a creative, resilient growth process. 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.

In stories ranging from his early years taking on chess hustlers as a seven year old in New York City's Washington Square Park, to dealing with the pressures of having a film made about his life, to International Chess Championships in India, Hungary, and Brazil, to gripping battles against powerhouse fighters in Taiwan in the Push Hands World Championships, The Art of Learning encapsulates an extraordinary competitor's life lessons in a pause-resisting narrative.

GENRE
Self-Development
NARRATOR
JW
Josh Waitzkin
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
07:55
hr min
RELEASED
2014
April 1
PUBLISHER
Tim Ferriss
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
SIZE
363.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Popsincgy ,

Compelling

Great story telling and very relatable advice on how to become more effective at what you do. Wish I knew how he was able to afford so much time on mastering his crafts.

Trav1sD ,

Incredible book

This book is a joy to read/listen to. The laying off foundations with multiple layers bit on top is great, and real, usable tools are invaluable. This is one of my higher recommends.

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