How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci

Seven Steps to Genius Every Day

By Michael J. Gelb
(Dell, Paperback, 9780440508274, 336pp.)

Publication Date: February 8, 2000

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Compact Disc

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Genius is made, not born. And human beings are gifted with an almost unlimited potential for learning and creativity. Now you can uncover your own hidden abilities, sharpen your senses, and liberate your unique intelligence—by following the example of the greatest genius of all time, Leonardo da Vinci.

Acclaimed author Michael J. Gelb, who has helped thousands of people expand their minds to accomplish more than they ever thought possible, shows you how. Drawing on Da Vinci's notebooks, inventions, and legendary works of art, Gelb introduces Seven Da Vincian Principles—the essential elements of genius—from curiosità, the insatiably curious approach to life to connessione, the appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things. With Da Vinci as your inspiration, you will discover an exhilarating new way of thinking. And step-by-step, through exercises and provocative lessons, you will harness the power—and awesome wonder—of your own genius, mastering such life-changing abilities as:

•Problem solving
•Creative thinking
•Self-expression
•Enjoying the world around you
•Goal setting and life balance
•Harmonizing body and mind

Drawing on Da Vinci's notebooks, inventions, and legendary works of art, acclaimed author Michael J. Gelb, introduces seven Da Vincian principles, the essential elements of genius, from curiosita, the insatiably curious approach to life, to connessione, the appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things. With Da Vinci as their inspiration, readers will discover an exhilarating new way of thinking.

Step-by-step, through exercises and provocative lessons, anyone can harness the power and awesome wonder of their own genius, mastering such life-changing skills as problem solving, creative thinking, self-expression, goal setting and life balance, and harmonizing body and mind.




About the Author

Michael J. Gelb is a world-renowned innovator in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning, and leadership development. His clients include Dupont, Merck, Microsoft, and Nike. He is the author of How to Think like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day and its companion volume, The “How to Think like Leonardo da Vinci” Workbook. He lives in Edgewater, New Jersey.




Praise For How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci

"By capturing the very essence of DaVinci's life and genius...Michael Gelb guides us in a discovery and understanding of the boundlessness of our own full human potential."—Deepak Chopra, author of The Path to Love and Ageless Body, Timeless Mind

"A brilliant, practical guide to awakening and training our vast, unused resources of intelligence and ability."—Ted Hughes, author of Birthday Letters

"Buy it. Read it! Live it!"—Tony Buzan, author of The Book of Genius and The Mind Map Book

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