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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow (6 Mar. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099489864
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099489863
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews
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PRAISE FOR GARRY KASPAROV:

" Kasparov has emerged as the most prominent man in what is called the Other Russia-- a coalition of Putin' s most outspoken critics." -- "New Yorker"

"One of the most formidable brains of our era... .fast-talking, exuberant, indigant one moment and laughing sardonically the next - Kasparov clearly relishes the fight." -- "The ""Washington"" Post"

" The man who would checkmate Vladimir Putin." - - -- "Wall Street Journal"

PRAISE FOR GARRY KASPAROV
"Kasparov has emerged as the most prominent man in what is called the Other Russia--a coalition of Putin's most outspoken critics."--"New Yorker"
"One of the most formidable brains of our era....fast-talking, exuberant, indigant one moment and laughing sardonically the next - Kasparov clearly relishes the fight." -- "The ""Washington"" Post"

"The man who would checkmate Vladimir Putin."----"Wall Street Journal"

PRAISE FOR GARRY KASPAROV:
"Kasparov has emerged as the most prominent man in what is called the Other Russia--a coalition of Putin's most outspoken critics."--"New Yorker"
"One of the most formidable brains of our era....fast-talking, exuberant, indigant one moment and laughing sardonically the next - Kasparov clearly relishes the fight." -- "The ""Washington"" Post"
"The man who would checkmate Vladimir Putin."----"Wall Street Journal"

Praise for "How Life Imitates Chess":


"Riveting...[Kasparov] makes his debut as a management guru. If retired jocks can write inspirational books, I see no reason to exclude retired chess luminaries from the field of management advice, and executives will find Kasparov's prescriptions useful. The man is a genius, for Pete's sake."--"Portfolio," reviewed by Roger Lowenstein


"A business manual by the champion-turned-activist [is] a no-brainer. The book is serious, readable, and offer[s] real insight...engaging...Kasparov fans will find much to enjoy."--"Publishers Weekly
"
"It's very rare to have a window onto a unique and fascinating strategic mind. It's even more rare to receive a set of very specific, pragmatic ideas to enhance your own game, and your own business success. Garry Kasparov provides you with both, in a totally accessible, highly engaging, one-of-a-kind volume."-Adrian J. Slywotzky, Director of Oliver Wyman, and author of "The Upside
"
"When the game's greatest champion gives advice on integrating your chess skills into your business life (as well as the rest of your life), the wise player listens closely. ...an evocative tapestry of inspiration and guidance. To support his account, [Kasparov] draws extensively from history, philosophy, art, science, sports, and general culture. He intersperses references, across the intellectual spectrum, from and to the likes of Lao Tzu, Charles Darwin, Marcel Duchamp, George Washington, Franz Kafka, Jack Welch, Michael Jordan, and, of course, Vladimir Putin, his chief political adversary. The result is a volume of cogently packaged lessons that, beyond its import and message, is a pleasure to read...It'sclear from this enjoyable offering that the champion's gifts are not confined to the chessboard and those same qualities are now to be employed at making the planet a more livable place. Probably, nobody else has all of Kasparov's special skill sets. Yet, after reading "How Life Imitates Chess," with its solid advice to follow one's own path, it's eas to see how the road to personal growth and eventual fulfillment might suddenly come into view, sharp and focused.""--"Bruce Pandolfini, "Chess Life
"PRAISE FOR GARRY KASPAROV:
"Kasparov has emerged as the most prominent man in what is called the Other Russia--a coalition of Putin's most outspoken critics."--"New Yorker"
"One of the most formidable brains of our era....fast-talking, exuberant, indigant one moment and laughing sardonically the next - Kasparov clearly relishes the fight." -- "The ""Washington"" Post"
"The man who would checkmate Vladimir Putin."----"Wall Street Journal"

Praise for "How Life Imitates Chess":
"His insights are thought-provoking and possess more value than the bromides of so many business books. 'Why did I move my bishop?' may be a question with more lessons for success than 'Who moved my cheese?'"


In the course of this lesson-giving, Mr. Kasparov touches on many of the most famous moments of his career, including his series of matches against Karpov from 1984 to 1990 and his battles with the Deep Blue chess computer in the 1990s.


As a chess player, Mr. Kasparov was more than just a world champion. "How Life Imitates Chess" provides more evidence that he was, and still is, a great chess intellectual....If life truly does imitate chess and Mr. Kasparov somehow overcomes the Russian establishment to reach the summit of his new profession, his latest move may have been a winning one for himself, his countrymen and the rest of the world."--"Wall Street Journal"


"Riveting...[Kasparov] makes his debut as a management guru. If retired jocks can write inspirational books, I see no reason to exclude retired chess luminaries from the field of management advice, and executives will find Kasparov's prescriptions useful. The man is a genius, for Pete's sake."--"Portfolio," reviewed by Roger Lowenstein
"A business manual by the champion-turned-activist [is] a no-brainer. The book is serious, readable, and offer[s] real insight...engaging...Kasparov fans will find much to enjoy."--"Publishers Weekly
"
"[Kasparov is] John Naisbitt with a queen's gambit twist." -- "The New Yorker"


"It's very rare to have a window onto a unique and fascinating strategic mind. It's even more rare to receive a set ofvery specific, pragmatic ideas to enhance your own game, and your own business success. Garry Kasparov provides you with both, in a totally accessible, highly engaging, one-of-a-kind volume."-Adrian J. Slywotzky, Director of Oliver Wyman, and author of "The Upside
"
"When the game's greatest champion gives advice on integrating your chess skills into your business life (as well as the rest of your life), the wise player listens closely. ...an evocative tapestry of inspiration and guidance. To support his account, [Kasparov] draws extensively from history, philosophy, art, science, sports, and general culture. He intersperses references, across the intellectual spectrum, from and to the likes of Lao Tzu, Charles Darwin, Marcel Duchamp, George Washington, Franz Kafka, Jack Welch, Michael Jordan, and, of course, Vladimir Putin, his chief political adversary. The result is a volume of cogently packaged lessons that, beyond its import and message, is a pleasure to read...It's clear from this enjoyable offering that the champion's gifts are not confined to the chessboard and those same qualities are now to be employed at making the planet a more livable place. Probably, nobody else has all of Kasparov's special skill sets. Yet, after reading "How Life Imitates Chess," with its solid advice to follow one's own path, it's eas to see how the road to personal growth and eventual fulfillment might suddenly come into view, sharp and focused.""--"Bruce Pandolfini, "Chess Life"


PRAISE FOR GARRY KASPAROV:
"Kasparov has emerged as the most prominent man in what is called the Other Russia--a coalition of Putin's most outspoken critics."--"New Yorker"
"One of the most formidablebrains of our era....fast-talking, exuberant, indigant one moment and laughing sardonically the next - Kasparov clearly relishes the fight." -- "The ""Washington"" Post"
"The man who would checkmate Vladimir Putin."----"Wall Street Journal"
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The most successful chess player of our time - indeed of all time - shares his insights into life as a game of strategy, drawing on his own story as well as the worlds of business and politics.

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