How Life Imitates Chess

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How Life Imitates Chess

How Life Imitates Chess

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Garry Kasparov es considerado el mejor jugador de la historia, y no tiene ningún prurito en autodefinirse así. 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. One of the world's most highly regarded strategists uses his mastery of the world's most ancient and subtle game to show readers how chess's tools can make them more successful in business and in life.

The "glossary" does include a bit of this (not the rules and notation, but it does show the board setup and the meaning of some basic terms). Nor is genius sufficient to overcome the problems, as Garry Kasparov proves with How Life Imitates Chess. It would have been even better if he could then talk about where and when we could actually apply chess principles in life, and where/when not, and why. 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? A good deal is said on dealing with crisis and growth, on stepping out of your comfort zone, on how rivals help you grasp your own purpose, acknowledging failure as the case may be, and use it as a springboard to change gears and reinvent yourself.This game serves as a testament to my philosophy of preferring time over material, favoring dynamic factors over static factors. Sometimes in chess you are at a point where you would like to stay stationary, without making a move. The bad thing is he didn't include any statistics, scientific studies, or experimental data (of course, because he is not a scientist, nor is he a scholar). There is an outrageous stretch - 'We could even make the case that [François Philidor's] memorable phrase "the pawns are the soul of the game" eerily anticipated the French Revolution. I would speculate that because great chess players are adulated in Russia, Kasparov is somewhat protected against overt aggression in his political career.

In essence, Kasporav's book would have been a million times better if he used a case study analysis - talking about a principle in chess, applying it to life, and talking about the results. His failure, so far, to have pulled this one off has left him spare time, some of which he uses to lecture chief executives about the antics of other CEOs. Kings of New York, therefore, is not only about under-privileged outsiders besting those bound for Princeton. but, all the same, I must reluctantly admit that this is a terrible book, and downright depressing to read. No matter how great his chess skills, he lacked the people skills to be a self-promoter and fund-raiser.It's a remarkably honest audiobook in which Kasparov—one of the world's most celebrated and successful competitors—details both his blunders and his victories, always with the intent to enable readers to absorb his lessons and do better for themselves. Would recommended it to anyone who is interested in tactics/strategy, decision making and analysis, seeking balance of effort/result as well as looking for an example of a disciplined and serious approach towards one's self-development.

The last chapter of the book seems particularly poignant at the moment, in which he details his move into politics as a pro-democracy activist and direct opponent of Putin.We must play the opening phase like a book, the middlegame like a magician and the endgame like a machine. This book is more about chess and I was disappointed a little bit that it did not contain enough examples of how he applied these principles to the political world.

Kasparov shares his lessons learnt at the chessboard and compares them to historical blunders and business failures e.

history (French Invasion of Russia, Agincourt, Guerilla tactics in the French and Indian War, John Fisher modernisation of the Royal Navy in the foreshodowing of WWI, Winston Churchill doggedness, Operation Overlord, Octavian v. In chess as in life we total up the pluses and minuses in a position, then go to work figuring out how to improve our side of the ledger.

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