This book is truly inspirational. It is one of the most informative, interesting and exciting books that I have read! The Art of Learning looks at the human condition with a great deal of insight and understanding. Josh Waitzkin's understanding of the learning process is extremely pertinent and useful.
Waitzkin's knowledge of Chess and Tai Chi at the highest levels gives him a truly insightful awareness of the human condition in competition and under other forms of stress. Situations that have heightened his perceptions of time and place, aware of these changed and altered states he has turned these issues to his advantage. Throughout his career he has overcome the greatest difficulties and setbacks to achieve his goals.
The over riding sensation in reading this book is Waitzkin's ability to progress and improve! In reading his accounts of his almost transcendental like states one becomes physically and mentally stronger, one becomes aware of ones potential and worth!
His Touch Hands World Finals in Taiwan, 2004, was a buzz to read.
I will be using his techniques too enhance the quality of my life and I will certainly recommend The Art of Learning to my friends. I wish him every success in the future.