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"Josh Waitzkin's "The Art of Learning" is a testimonial to the timeless principle of 'do less and accomplish more.' Highly recommended for those who want to understand the power of consciousness."-- Deepak Chopra "This is a really superb book, one I wish someone had given to me long ago. The title is accurate -- at a profound level, it's about real learning from hard conflict rather than from disinterested textbooks. It will take a ferocious interruption to make you put this book down."-- Robert Pirsig, author of "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintainance" ""The Art of Learning" succeeds on every level, combining a truly compelling auto-biography with profound philosophical and psychological insights all wrapped in a practical how-to framework. This is a must-read for anyone wishing to achieve that rare combination of success and fulfillment."-- Paul Blease, SVP, Director, Team Development & Consulting, Citigroup Smith Barney "Absolutely brilliant immersion into the phenomenon of human mastery. Waitzkin brings laser clarity and penetrating insights into the delicate mind, body, spirit interactions fundamental to extraordinary achievement in most any area of life. This is a journey worth taking."-- Jim Loehr, Chairman and CEO, The Human Performance Institute, and coauthor, "The Power of Full Engagement" "Waitzkin's in-depth look into the mental side of his success in both chess and martial arts is an inspiring and absorbing read. I strongly recommend it for anyone who lives in a world of competition, whether it's sports or business or anywhere else. It's also a great training tool for kids aspiring to reach the pinnacle of their chosen fields."-- Mark Messier, 6-time Stanley Cup Champion "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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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3.0 out of 5 stars More like the "art of competition"
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4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended. Not a "How to" book and all the better for it!
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3.0 out of 5 stars genius works very hard and gets good at something
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Amazing, Educational and Inspirational life of Chess Champion and BJJ Black Belt - Josh Waitzkin
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