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The Art of Learning : An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance

By (author) Josh Waitzkin

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In THE ART OF LEARNING, Waitzkin offers an inside look at two of the world's most intense subcultures while also sharing the principles at the core of his success. One must focus on long-term goals, Waitzkin argues, instead of the immediate thrill of victory or crush of defeat, enduring the difficult periods that result in growth to reach higher levels of achievement. As the details of his life are unfolding, Waitzkin explains how these principles apply to his own story, creating a narrative that is as inspiring and instructional as it is gripping.

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 138 x 210 x 20mm | 260g
  • 18 Jul 2008
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • The Free Press
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0743277465
  • 9780743277464
  • 3,792

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Josh Waitzkin, an 8-time National Chess Champion in his youth, was the subject of the book and movie, Searching for Bobby Fischer. At 18, he published his first book, Josh Waitzkin's Attacking Chess. Since the age of 20, he has developed and been spokesperson for Chessmaster, the largest computer chess program in the world, currently in its 10th edition. Now a martial arts champion, he holds a combined 21 National Championship

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"We all remember the portrayal of Josh Waitzkin in "Searching for Bobby Fischer." He was a very impressive child who continues to impress with "The Art of Learning." Through a unique set of experiences, Waitzkin has formed an original and outstanding perspective. From chess to Tai Chi, he provides tools that allow all of us to improve ourselves every day." -- Cal Ripken, Jr., 2007 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee

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