In 2007, Garry Kasparov, one of the greatest chess players ever, wrote the book How life imitates chess . In that book he looked back on his great career and he made comparisons between life and chess. The book contains some inspiring thoughts. Here are some quotes: You must know what questions to ask and ask them frequently Personal style is not generic software that you can download. You must instead recognize what works best for you and then, through trial and error, develop your own method- your own map.