- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 7 hours and 55 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Tim Ferriss
- Audible.com Release Date: April 1, 2014
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00JE2WEEK
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The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance Audible – Unabridged
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Top Customer Reviews
Choprah's self serving sales pitch in the back cover, "do less and accomplish more" makes no sense. Waitzkin, did the exact opposite, he plunged thousands of hours into what he loved body and soul.
Waitzkin strikes me as a likable, down-to-earth guy and is an engaging writer, giving you a privileged glance into the inner workings of his mind. Would recommend, if only for some on-paper camaraderie with a real life "prodigy" (though he hates that word).
The former issue was this...you know how sometimes you read an author teaching on a subject and it just clicks with you and your learning style? That's not me and this book. I'm not sure I can describe it, but something about the way Josh teaches and transmits information is not the way I receive and process it. Did I learn some things from this book? Sure. But I'm not sure it was really anything I hadn't already learned, it was just the same concepts phrased differently. Josh likes to create cutesy phrases to describe old concepts. Numbers to leave numbers, making smaller circles, etc... None of it for me was new and I kept waiting for the revelations, and instead I kept getting more of an education on Push Hands. I learned more about how the Taiwanese Federation cheats at structuring competitions than I did about 'the art of learning'.
Just my experience, hope yours is different.
There is no value in this book to anyone who thinks it will help in learning techniques.
Just an autobiography. Should be labeled as such. Waste of money and time.
Amazon should be spending more time and effort looking for reviews which have been
purchased. No one with any interest in learning techniques would give this book any
more than one star.
Most of the reviews of this book are examples of why soon amazon reviews will be totally
Josh's teaching style and enthusiasm for his art reminds me of my Sifu. On the day I got this book, I read it until I fell asleep, unable to put it down. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for insight into human performance and learning in general.