Summary of The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance

Narrated by: Michael Piotrasch
Length: 34 mins
3.9 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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. 

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Very good summary! I really enjoyed this.

What made the experience of listening to Summary of The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance the most enjoyable?

The narrator did a great job summarizing the book's salient content. Obviously, the original book goes into further detail and you'll miss out on Josh's stories, but for a quick summary that hits the highlights, these audiobook summaries are pretty great.

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Overall, I generally really enjoy these audio book summaries by Ant Hive Media - perfect for my long commute - they are professional, they get to the point and if I like what I hear, I often then purchase the full book for more in depth knowledge. For the price, you can't go wrong.

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as advertised

ant hive has performed a great summary.. good primer before I read the real deal!

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short

nothing new for me as I have listened many books about learning. may be at the beginning it is ok.

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  • Ai
  • 06-22-18

Very Succinct Summary

Please update and remove the word "oriental." It is easily replaceable with Eastern philosophies or by specifying the culture of origin of the philosophy.

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  • 07-19-18

Reader is fine. Book is pointless

I may listen to full book now but I have learned nothing from this summary