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How Life Imitates Chess is a book by former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov. Kasparov uses his experience in playing Chess successfully as an. How Life Imitates Chess, by Garry Kasparov, It’s a book on decision making (it’s not really a book about chess) from a man who’s. ‘In this book, chess is a teacher, and I aim to show it is a great one.’ Garry Kasparov. Here Grandmaster and World Chess Champion Garry.

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View all 15 comments. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Part III approaches situations with the mind as Kasparov elaborates on success and intuition.

Review: How Life Imitates Chess | Kings of New York | Books | The Guardian

Una joya de libro. This is not an ordinary person living an ordinary life. As a chess player, the book appealed to me because I could relate to several of the ideas Kasparov explained. So I threw in. I would transport a subtle reply by my opponent, which worked in one case, to another situation where it would naturally prove to be quite useless.

Material is the assets one has, time is the amount of time it will take to complete a plan, and quality is the value of the plan or asset. Della storia della sua vita? Jan 06, Ben Rowe rated it it was ok.

He was more fun when he was in the pawn squad

Le recomiendo el libro a todos los jugadores de ajedrez, desde jugadores profesionales a casuales. Apr 14, Pradip Caulagi rated it did not like it. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri Read more. I usually cringe at reading self help books.


Book Review – “How Life Imitates Chess” by Garry Kasparov (/10) | Shinobu’s Secrets

What questions did I ask myself? Kasparov takes us through the great matches of his career, including legendary duels against both man Grandmaster Anatoly Karpov and machine IBM chess supercomputer Deep Blueenhancing the lessons of his many experiences with examples from politics, literature, sports and military history. Topics Sport and leisure books The Gear. Mar 30, Vineeth Kartha rated it liked it.

He’s forced to concede that the raw aggression which made him the best chessplayer in the world for 20 years isn’t as good in business or politics, where he’s failed to impress. On having a double-edged, sharp vision of life. An exquisite chess game annotated and laid down for all time is the closest thing in sport to a musical score.

If retired jocks can write inspirational books, I see no reason to exclude retired chess luminaries from the field of management advice, and executives will find Kasparov’s prescriptions useful.

How Life Imitates Chess: Making the Right Moves, from the Board to the Boardroom

A book shining by its stunning simplicity. If you are looking to unlock grary secrets to a successful business career, look elsewhere.

Unfortunately this book is not that book.

Otherwise I highly recommend this insightful book. Definetly interesting read if you play chess.

Lists with This Book. It was Fischer kaspwrov defeated Boris Spassky in Iceland in the sporting contest that more than any other symbolised the Cold War. It’s perhaps not convenient to interrupt at such a culminating moment, but I would, nevertheless, like to know whether extraneous thoughts ever enter your head during a game?

Kasparov went into the match underestimating his great opponent and not understanding what made kaspariv so good. Want to Read saving…. Teenybopper clever clogs like Garry once was, or elderly geeks with political aspirations, like Garry kasparo in danger of becoming? Trivia About How Life Imitates Para el aficionado, es un libro imprescindible.


As when you are playing I loved it. And not being able to use logic is downright disastrous since your mental precision kadparov only a shade of its true power. A strategy for democracy. The only thing is I wish someone from the business world had edited it, or added something to it. This is not the kind of book where advice is distilled down to a listicle at the end of every chapter, and its comparatively dense format might frustrate some readers.

We begin to lose our ability to communicate effectively, and we turn to a form of autopilot to make decisions. Not only it was one of my favorite books of lately probably since Bill Simmons Book of Basketballand not only because I am a chess player myself, but the book can be read by anyone, wether a chess player or not, and be enjoyed also. In Gqrry Life Imitates Chess Kasparov distills the lessons he learned over a lifetime as a Grandmaster to chesx a primer on successful decision-making: Chess in America is overshadowed by Bobby Fischer, a player perhaps even more gifted and charismatic than Kasparov.

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