Please note: This is a summary of The Art of Learning and not the original book.
Josh Waitzkin was a public figure since winning his first National Chess Championship at an early age. Waitzkin was catapulted into the spotlight when his father’s book Searching for Bobby Fischer was made into a major motion picture. After dominating the scholastic chess world, Waitzkin expanded his horizons, taking on the martial art Tai Chi Chuan and earning the title of World Champion. How was he able to reach the pinnacle of two disciplines that on the surface seem so different?
With a narrative that combines martial arts wars and chess face-offs with life lessons, The Art of Learning takes listeners through Waitzkin’s unique journey to excellence. He explains in detail how a principled approach to learning is what separates success from failure.
This summary is aimed at those who want to capture the gist of the book but don’t have the current time to devour all of it. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. This summary is intended to be used with reference to the original book.