Chess Champion Offers Success Strategies for Life

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Most people know Josh Waitzkin as the young chess prodigy from the book and movie Searching for Bobby Fischer. He has since written a book called The Art of Learning: A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence that explains how winning titles in both chess and tai chi helped him develop a learning process that can be applied in business, athletics and life.


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