How Life Imitates Chess: Making the Right Moves, from the Board to the Boardroom (Audiobook) by Garry Kasparov and Adam Grupper
English | 2007 | ISBN: 1427202281 | ASIN: B000XE3XIO | 6 hours and 41 minutes | M4B/MP3 64 kbps | 450 MB
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How Life Imitates Chess is a primer on how to think, make decisions, prepare strategies and anticipate the future. Kasparov has distilled the lessons he learned over a lifetime as a Chess grandmaster to cover the practical side–tactics, strategy, preparation–as well as the subtler, more human arts of using memory, intuition, and imagination.
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.
“One of the most formidable brains of our era….fast-talking, exuberant, indigant one moment and laughing sardonically the next – Kasparov clearly relishes the fight.”—Washington Post
Garry Kasparov was the highest-rated chess player in the world for over twenty years and is widely considered the greatest player that ever lived. In How Life Imitates Chess Kasparov distills the lessons he learned over a lifetime as a Grandmaster to offer a primer on successful decision-making: how to evaluate opportunities, anticipate the future, devise winning strategies. He relates in a lively, original way all the fundamentals, from the nuts and bolts of strategy, evaluation, and preparation to the subtler, more human arts of developing a personal style and using memory, intuition, imagination and even fantasy. 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 Blue), enhancing the lessons of his many experiences with examples from politics, literature, sports and military history.
With candor, wisdom, and humor, Kasparov recounts his victories and his blunders, both from his years as a world-class competitor as well as his new life as a political leader in Russia. An inspiring book that combines unique strategic insight with personal memoir, How Life Imitates Chess is a glimpse inside the mind of one of today’s greatest and most innovative thinkers.