• Summary of The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance

  • By: Ant Hive Media
  • Narrated by: Michael Piotrasch
  • Length: 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 10-24-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ant Hive Media
  • 4.0 (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 10 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."
With a narrative that combines heart-stopping martial arts wars and tense chess face-offs with life lessons that speak to all of us, 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.
This summary is aimed at those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the current time to devour all of it. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. This summary is intended to be used with reference to the original book.
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By Scrittitrader on 01-13-17

Very good summary! I really enjoyed this.

What made the experience of listening to Summary of The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance the most enjoyable?

The narrator did a great job summarizing the book's salient content. Obviously, the original book goes into further detail and you'll miss out on Josh's stories, but for a quick summary that hits the highlights, these audiobook summaries are pretty great.

Any additional comments?

Overall, I generally really enjoy these audio book summaries by Ant Hive Media - perfect for my long commute - they are professional, they get to the point and if I like what I hear, I often then purchase the full book for more in depth knowledge. For the price, you can't go wrong.

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By Peteris Urtans on 06-11-17

short

nothing new for me as I have listened many books about learning. may be at the beginning it is ok.

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