One day I somehow stumbled upon a video on youtube where Josh Waitzkin mentioned some ideas, that are explained in more detail in the book. That was a very happy moment - the depth of thought made me realize how much there is for me to learn, how little I know - that’s like someone would come to me and say - hey, let’s have this amazing journey, that you haven't been yet and you didn’t know about.
At that moment I immediately knew that I am going to need to read this book. And so, I have read it now.
The book is personal story of Josh Waitzkin’s experience becoming a champ is chess and Tai Chi. While reading this story I was able to take many notes on the learning process and find personal advice in exploring my strengths and weaknesses. The book is also very inspirational.
The story is easy to read (english is not my first language) and easy enough to comprehend. It is exciting to read, it is exciting to talk about, and it will be exciting to read it again - I will read this book again, I might have missed something.
The book isn’t an easy answer to complex question - if you are looking for a book that gives an advice like, “how to become a millionaire with no effort”, you will be disappointed. But this book is much better choice.
I would suggest this book to everyone in competitive fields (sports, business), to everyone in creative professions, and also to every parent and teacher.