How Life Imitates Chess

How Life Imitates Chess

Making the Right Moves, From the Board to the Boardroom

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Baker & Taylor
One of the world's foremost chess players distills the lessons he has learned while playing the game to offer a definitive guide to the art of successful decision-making, covering such topics as how to evaluate opportunities, anticipate the future, and devise winning strategies, and incorporating keen business insights and personal reflections.

McMillan Palgrave

One of the most highly regarded strategists of our time teaches us how the tools that made him a world chess champion can make us more successful in business and in life.

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. InHow 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.



Holtzbrinck
One of the most highly regarded strategists of our time teaches us how the tools that made him a world chess champion can make us more successful in business and in life.
 
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.


Blackwell North Amer
In How Life Imitates Chess Kasparov examines the lessons of his career - first in chess, now in politics - to offer the reader a lively primer on how to achieve success by mastering the tools of the world's oldest game: how to evaluate opportunities, anticipate the future, and devise winning strategies. Drawing on the moments that defined his career, including his greatest successes and his worst blunders, Kasparov relates the fundamentals that go into successful decision-making, from the nuts and bolts of strategy, evaluation, and preparation to the subtler, more human arts of using memory, intuition, imagination, and even fantasy.

Baker
& Taylor

One of the world's foremost chess players distills the lessons he has learned while playing the game to offer a definitive guide to the art of successful decision-making, covering such topics as how to evaluate opportunities, anticipate the future, and devise winning strategies.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Hotlzbrinck Publishers, 2007
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Description: xi, 224 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9781596913875
1596913878
Branch Call Number: 794.1092 Kas
Additional Contributors: Greengard, Mig.

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