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!READ EPUB ☫ The Art of Learning: A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence - Kindle edition by Josh Waitzkin. Humor & Entertainment Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com. ♷ Waitzkin s name may sound familiarback in , his father wrote about Josh s early years as a chess prodigy in Searching for Bobby Fischer Now , Waitzkin revisits that story from his own perspective and reveals how the fame that followed the movie based on his father s book became one of several obstacles to his further development as a chess master He turned to tai chi to learn how to relax and feel comfortable in his body, but then his instructor suggested acompetitive form of the discipline called push hands Once again, he proved a quick study, and has earnedthan a dozen championships in tournament play Using examples from both his chess and martial arts backgrounds, Waitzkin draws out a series of principles for improving performance in any field Chapter headings like Making Smaller Circles have a kung fu flair, but the themes are elaborated in a practical manner that enhances their universality Waitzkin s engaging voice and his openness about the limitations he recognized within himself make him a welcome teacher The concept of incremental progress through diligent practice of the fundamentals isn t new, but Waitzkin certainly gives it a fresh spin MayCopyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc All rights reservedWaitzkin, a champion in chess and martial arts, brings enthusiasm and obvious love of learning to this amazing look at what he aptly describes as the art of learning He begins by recounting his own quirky journey At the age of six, Waitzkin learned chess from a motley crew of street hustlers, gamblers, junkies, and artists Since then, he has been among the highest ranked chess players He recounts the distractions of adolescence as well as fame after the publication of his father s book and, later, the film based on it, Searching for Bobby Fischer He later discovered that chess principles could be applied to learning tai chi In fact, he found a respect for artistry, meditation, and philosophical devotion within both chess and martial arts and realized the possibility for broader application to learning in general Waitzkin integrates his personal experiences in mastering chess and tai chi with research on psychology and learning techniques to offer a vibrant and engaging look at the love of learning and the pursuit of excellence Vanessa Bush Copyright American Library Association All rights reserved