Trade Ed. Listen & Live Audio 2003
CD ISBN 159316016X $19.95 Two CDs
Renowned chess teacher and Fortune 500 business consultant Pandolfini delves into the relation between chess and business at great length. Businesspeople love to checkmate the competition and delight in the day-to-day chess-like analysis and warfare that business demands. The author generously doles out chess anecdotes, albeit fascinating ones, yet shortchanges the listener a bit when it comes to actual business instruction; the stories are interesting, but we come away from his New Jersey-inflected lecture with more chess lore and less usable business advice than we would expect. Chess hounds will trade a queen or play at a handicap to gather the "lore of the board" contained herein, but businesspeople may want to play a few rounds before listening. D.J.B.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 04]