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Discover Your Genius

How to Think Like History's Ten Most Revolutionary Minds
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HarperCollins
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January, 2003
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9780060937904
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$23.99 CAD
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Michael Gelb, who brought us How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, now draws upon a wellspring of imagination from ten of history’s greatest geniuses—in his unique way—to help us unleash the full spectrum of our own creativity. With fascinating biographies, personal self-assessments, and practical exercises, Discover Your Genius assembles a “dream team,” each genius an exemplar of a particular “genius principle”:

ª  Plato (deepening your love of wisdom)

ª  Filippo Brunelleschi (expanding  your perspective)

ª  Christopher Columbus (strengthening your vision, optimism and courage)

ª  Nicolaus Copernicus (reorganizing your vision of the world)

ª  Queen Elizabeth I (wielding your power with balance and effectiveness)

ª   William Shakespeare (cultivating your emotional intelligence)

ª  Thomas Jefferson (celebrating your freedom in the pursuit of happiness)

ª  Charles Darwin (developing your powers of observation and cultivating an open mind)

ª  Mahatma Gandhi (applying the principles of spiritual genius to harmonize spirit, mind, and body)

ª  Albert Einstein (unleashing your imagination and “combinatory play”).

This cornucopia of insights on becoming a renaissance human being “is a rich repast, and one certain to expand the reader’s mind and mettle. It offers the inner story of some of the great minds of history, giving us powerful clues to genius—theirs as well as our own.” —Jean Houston, author of A Mythic Life

“Imagine what you could accomplish with Gandhi, Shakespeare, Darwin, or Queen Elizabeth I as your personal mentor! In Discover Your Genius, Michael Gelb brings to life a ‘dream team’ of history’s most extraordinary, inspiring minds. Captivating, playful, and profound, this book will guide you to the fulfillment of your own dreams for a richer, more beautiful life.” —Debbie Ford, author of The Secret of the Shadow

Also available is an accompanying CD (available separately, $26.95) also titled Discover Your Genius, which features carefully selected “music to help you think like history’s ten most revolutionary minds.” The classical selections link composers with the guiding geniuses—such as Plato (Bach), Shakespeare (Sibelius), Gandhi (Mozart), Einstein (Satie), and so on.

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Unleash your creative potential.

Michael J. Gelb, bestselling author of How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, draws upon history's most revolutionary minds to help you unleash your own creativity. With fascinating biographies of all ten geniuses, personal self-assessments, and practical exercises, this book is the key to unlocking the genius inside you!

  • Plato -- Deepening your love of wisdom
  • Filippo Brunelleschi -- Expanding your perspective
  • Christopher Columbus -- Strengthening your vision, optimism, and courage
  • Nicolaus Copernicus -- Reorganizing your vision of the world
  • Queen Elizabeth I -- Wielding your power with balance and effectiveness
  • William Shakespeare -- Cultivating your emotional intelligence
  • Thomas Jefferson -- Celebrating your freedom in the pursuit of happiness
  • Charles Darwin -- Developing your powers of observation and cultivating an open mind
  • Mahatma Gandhi -- Applying the principles of spiritual genius to harmonize spirit, mind, and body
  • Albert Einstein -- Unleashing your imagination and "combinatory play"

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