'Doing everything admirably well matters very little if you can't finish the job.'
Few people know better than Viswanathan Anand how to think strategically at lightning speed and work under immense pressure to overcome the toughest odds. The first chess Grandmaster from Asia, Vishy – as he is popularly known – rapidly climbed the ranks to become world No. 1 in the sport, bagged five world championship titles and has till date won tournaments across all formats of the game. An ambassador of the sport like no other, and a valued mentor to young talent, his is one of the most revered names in chess today.
In this expanded edition of his bestselling memoir, Mind Master, Vishy draws from the depths of his experience significant tools that will help every reader master their minds and negotiate life's challenges:
* Essential tactics and strategy to use while preparing to achieve a goal
* The key to harnessing your emotions and using them to your advantage in tricky situations
* Attitude hacks that will enable you to navigate uncertainty and rapidly changing realities
* Lessons to embrace risk wisely and stay on top
Vishy's candid and delightful exploration into the self, and his nuggets of wisdom on smart living – from handling emotions in the face of adversity and making your talent work hard to unlearning set notions when the need arises – will thrill, inspire and motivate readers as few books have done before.
Classification : Biography & Memoir
Pub Date : JUL 15, 2022
Imprint : Hachette India
Page Extent : 304
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9789391028213
Price : INR 499
Viswanathan Anand, known fondly as Vishy, is one of the most prominent names in chess. Over the three decades since he turned Grandmaster, he has won five world championship titles among innumerable other tournaments and has continued to push past barriers to remain among the world's top chess players. His achievements have helped inspire a generation of chess players in India. Vishy is an astronomy buff and an avid reader on math, economics and current affairs. He loves to travel, particularly on wildlife safaris. He supports many charitable causes, chief among them being that of children with cerebral palsy and other neurological disabilities
Susan Ninan is a sports writer with ESPN and is based in Bengaluru. She has previously worked with Times of India and has covered major sporting events like the Commonwealth Games and the World Chess Championships. When she's not writing on sport or travelling to find a story worth writing, she loves sniffing around bookstores and going backpacking, or at best making plans for the latter.