Summary of The Art of Learning
A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence
Copyright © 2007 by Josh Waitzkin LLC. Reprinted by permission of Free Press, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., N.Y.
Practice doesn’t get you only to Carnegie Hall; it can get you anywhere.
Author Josh Waitzkin has mastered two complex, esoteric disciplines: chess and tai chi, a martial art. He won national chess titles as a youth, and national and world championships in “push hands,” or partner tai chi. In this book he presents his theories about learning and high-level performance, using as a case study his own rise to excellence in highly competitive sports. Even without the theoretical speculation his story is engaging – but his theories make the book useful to anyone trying to learn a new skill. getAbstract recommends it to those who wish to raise their level of performance, find out about mind-body connections or enjoy a good story.
In this summary, you will learn
- How people learn
- How to train for excellence in any field
- How to find calm regardless of the situation
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