The Art of Learning

A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence

Ranked #3 in Tai Chi, Ranked #13 in Sports Psychologysee more rankings.

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 ten 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... more

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Chris Oliver The Art of Learning as well is phenomenal. You're always learning new things in programming and startups so being good at learning is a crucial skill to have. (Source)

Joan Boixados Recover soon from your mistakes. (Source)

Erik Rostad For career books, I'll focus on more overarching themes. You can get books on particular skills you need for a given job, but these books will help having the right mindset for a career and how work should fit into the greater story of your life. For learning new skills: The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin. (Source)

Bryan Callen I probably have recommended The Art of Learning and The 4-Hour Body, I'm not kidding, more than any other books. (Source)

Dave Elitch I tell everyone I teach to get [this book]. (Source)

Ed Latimore [I recommend this book] for your mind. (Source)

Mark Hart [The author] was this world-class chess player, world-class martial artist, and the book [is about] his learning process. (Source)

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