<Embed>
  • RRP: £10.99
  • You Save: £2.65 (24%)
& FREE Delivery on your first eligible order to UK or Ireland. Details
In stock.
Available on Kindle eBook and can be read on any device with the free Kindle App. Want to Listen? Try Audible.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
& FREE Delivery on your first eligible order to UK or Ireland. Details
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Moderate damage on cover. Small damage on the spine.
1-Click ordering is not available for this item.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Follow the author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance Paperback – 21 July 2008

4.4 out of 5 stars 752 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Paperback
£8.34
£8.03 £3.17
Arrives: July 16 - 17
Fastest delivery: Tuesday, July 14
Order within 22 hrs 57 mins
Details
click to open popover

Special offers and product promotions

  • Amazon Business : For business-exclusive pricing, quantity discounts and downloadable VAT invoices. Create a free account

  • Buy this product and stream 90 days of Amazon Music Unlimited for free. E-mail after purchase. Conditions apply. Learn more

Frequently bought together

  • The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance
  • +
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow
  • +
  • Atomic Habits: The life-changing million copy bestseller
Total price: £31.35
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton


Product details

Product description

Review

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

Synopsis

In THE ART OF LEARNING, Waitzkin offers an inside look at two of the world's most intense subcultures while also sharing the principles at the core of his success. One must focus on long-term goals, Waitzkin argues, instead of the immediate thrill of victory or crush of defeat, enduring the difficult periods that result in growth to reach higher levels of achievement. As the details of his life are unfolding, Waitzkin explains how these principles apply to his own story, creating a narrative that is as inspiring and instructional as it is gripping.

Customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5
752 customer ratings
How does Amazon calculate star ratings?
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 March 2018
Verified Purchase
7 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 April 2017
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 February 2015
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 March 2018
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 April 2018
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 April 2018
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 July 2019
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 April 2020
Verified Purchase

Top international reviews

Andrzej S.
2.0 out of 5 stars The book lacks any valuable content
Reviewed in Germany on 10 October 2018
Verified Purchase
9 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Things will go wrong
Reviewed in India on 17 February 2019
Verified Purchase
7 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Cirrus
1.0 out of 5 stars I should have read the reviews _before_ buying the book
Reviewed in Germany on 26 March 2018
Verified Purchase
10 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Mat
5.0 out of 5 stars Not what you're expecting.
Reviewed in Canada on 21 January 2019
Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
JB
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
Reviewed in Spain on 7 April 2019
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Cliente Amazon
4.0 out of 5 stars Livro excelente pra quem gosta de aprender sobre PROCESSOS.
Reviewed in Brazil on 9 March 2020
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Mohak
5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging read - the love of learning and pursuit of excellence
Reviewed in India on 13 November 2019
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Paul C.
2.0 out of 5 stars Wenig Essenz, viel Angeberei
Reviewed in Germany on 13 January 2019
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Felipe C. S. Moitta
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read!
Reviewed in Brazil on 12 July 2015
Verified Purchase
6 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
kb
2.0 out of 5 stars Too much "I".
Reviewed in Australia on 2 September 2017
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Zaraf
4.0 out of 5 stars Großartiges Buch, wertvolle Inhalte aber etwas egozentrische Schreibweise
Reviewed in Germany on 12 February 2018
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
ArchiesRants
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth The Read
Reviewed in Canada on 24 December 2016
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Najih
5.0 out of 5 stars Very inspirational.. And an excellent learning guide
Reviewed in India on 13 April 2014
Verified Purchase
11 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Henning Lübbers
5.0 out of 5 stars Day9 made me do it
Reviewed in Germany on 8 January 2015
Verified Purchase
10 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Henry
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book written on learning and effort!
Reviewed in Canada on 15 December 2016
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Pages with related products. See and discover other items: the confidence game, chess books