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Good Books: How Life Imitates Chess by Garry Kasparov

July 20th, 2011 · 2 Comments

This book by the former world chess champion is a revelation. The writing, the thinking and the stories that pepper the book — they are outstanding. Atanu recommended the book to me. I had never heard of the book until he told me. I don’t know how I missed the book when it was published in 2007.

The book is about strategy and execution, and not much about chess.  You don’t need to know chess to understand and benefit from the book.

For me, there was an added dimension in reading the book. Kasparov moved to a second career in politics to build a better nation. Something for me to also think about!

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  • 1 StatSpotting // Jul 20, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Thanks for the book recommendation, never knew kasparov wrote a book!

  • 2 Sidharth Jain // Jul 23, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I also did not know that Kasparov wrote the book. Also, I want to read Mr. Duncan Watts, you mentioned that his book Six Degrees is also interesting. With which should one start?

    Thanks

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