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An eight-time national chess champion and world champion martial artist shares the lessons he has learned from two very different competitive arenas, identifying key principles about learning and performance that readers can apply to their life goals. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Josh Waitzkin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2008-05-27
File: 265 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780743277464

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In his riveting new book, The Art of Learning, Waitzkin tells his remarkable story of personal achievement and shares the principles of learning and performance that have propelled him to the top—twice. Josh Waitzkin knows what it means to be at the top of his game. A public figure since winning his first National Chess Championship at the age of nine, Waitzkin was catapulted into a media whirlwind as a teenager when his father’s book Searching for Bobby Fischer was made into a major motion picture. After dominating the scholastic chess world for ten years, Waitzkin expanded his horizons, taking on the martial art Tai Chi Chuan and ultimately earning the title of World Champion. How was he able to reach the pinnacle of two disciplines that on the surface seem so different? “I’ve come to realize that what I am best at is not Tai Chi, and it is not chess,” he says. “What I am best at is the art of learning.” With a narrative that combines heart-stopping martial arts wars and tense chess face-offs with life lessons that speak to all of us, The Art of Learning takes readers through Waitzkin’s unique journey to excellence. He explains in clear detail how a well-thought-out, principled approach to learning is what separates success from failure. Waitzkin believes that achievement, even at the championship level, is a function of a lifestyle that fuels a creative, resilient growth process. Rather than focusing on climactic wins, Waitzkin reveals the inner workings of his everyday method, from systematically triggering intuitive breakthroughs, to honing techniques into states of remarkable potency, to mastering the art of performance psychology. Through his own example, Waitzkin explains how to embrace defeat and make mistakes work for you. Does your opponent make you angry? Waitzkin describes how to channel emotions into creative fuel. As he explains it, obstacles are not obstacles but challenges to overcome, to spur the growth process by turning weaknesses into strengths. He illustrates the exact routines that he has used in all of his competitions, whether mental or physical, so that you too can achieve your peak performance zone in any competitive or professional circumstance. In stories ranging from his early years taking on chess hustlers as a seven year old in New York City’s Washington Square Park, to dealing with the pressures of having a film made about his life, to International Chess Championships in India, Hungary, and Brazil, to gripping battles against powerhouse fighters in Taiwan in the Push Hands World Championships, The Art of Learning encapsulates an extraordinary competitor’s life lessons in a page-turning narrative.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Josh Waitzkin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2007-05-08
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781416538868

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A child chess champion and Tai Chi Chuan world champion describes his journies to the top, sharing the lessons he has learned and identifying key principles about learning and performance that readers can apply to their life goals.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Josh Waitzkin
Publisher: Free Press
Release: 2007-05-08
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 0743277457

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Offers a framework for learning any language and provides the arguments as to why anyone should do so, as well as examining the merits of various methods of language learning. The key message of the book is the importance of self-reliance based on a positive approach and efficient organization.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Amorey Gethin
Publisher: Intellect Books
Release: 1997-05
File: 344 Pages
ISBN-13: 1871516676

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This book presents the idea that innovative ways of teaching and learning are very essential to retention and growth. Presented in 15 sections, the book starts with the common sense training on education and moves on to neural network operation. Throughout the book, the art of learning, associative, cognitive, and creative learning are stated and defined. Learning simplicity, information content as related to neural network learning are discussed. The author also discusses neural plasticity and adaptability in smarter neural networks. If we know our human brain’s basic abilities and limitation then a better educational methods can be implemented.

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Genre: Computers
Author: Francis T.S. Yu
Publisher: CRC Press
Release: 2018-09-13
File: 96 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781351116329

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The top achievers learn the most and apply what they learn; therefore, there is no skill, information, or lesson more vital than learning how to learn. This book is a must-read for business executives, entrepreneurs, people interested in personal development, trainers, teachers, and students. We live in a world where, more and more, we succeed based on what we know rather than what task we perform. Authors, Jim Stovall and Ray Hull, PhD are lifelong learners and teachers of successful best practices across a wide spectrum of topics including learning and education. Read this book to understand more about: The ways people learn Action steps for learning New methods to learn How learning will help you achieve your goals Universal in appeal and highly accessible, this book acts as a spotlight on the truth that there is no one seeking any goal who doesn’t need to learn how to learn!

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Jim Stovall
Publisher: Sound Wisdom
Release: 2017-12-12
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781937879822

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Genre: Self-acceptance
Author: Cecil G. Osborne
Publisher: St Pauls BYB
Release:
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 8171081223

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Genre: Learning, Psychology of
Author: Walter B. Pitkin
Publisher:
Release: 1931
File: 409 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015059733124

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The Art of Learning deals with psychological knowledge of effective methods of learning for the student to develop good and effective study habits. This book regards study habits as good training for efficient performance later in the student's actual work career. This text examines the rational methods of study and the habits of efficient studying, and even presents a questionnaire for the student to determine his own study habits. The author also emphasizes the equipment and place of study. Then the author evaluates the methods of book learning, such as preparation, intellectual activity during learning, concentration, and memorizing. He also gives tips when the student is learning large amounts of material, reading techniques, group studies, and taking notes. This book presents as well ways how the student can plan his studies, the principles of habit formation, and an example of the modern method of forming occupation habits. This text also tackles the acquisition and development of qualities such as the psychological bases of the creative attitude and the principles of rationalization, effort, and better utilization. This book then discusses the acquisition of wisdom and the commons ways to finding it. This text is suitable for students in technical schools, universities, and colleges; part-time students; students who are self-learners; and those in adult-education schools.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Zbigniew Pietrasinski
Publisher: Elsevier
Release: 2014-05-16
File: 150 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781483160009

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Examines how current knowledge about the human brain and its interactions with the senses and the physical world can influence the practice of teaching.

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Genre: Education
Author: James Ellwood Zull
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
Release: 2002
File: 263 Pages
ISBN-13: 1579220541

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