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How To Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci

Seven Steps to Genius Every Day
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Paperback Book
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Dell
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February, 2000
ISBN:
9780440508274
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$27.00 CAD
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“I wish to work miracles...” said Leonardo da Vinci. And his insatiable curiosity helped him to paint, invent, write, engineer, design buildings, cook, tell wildly entertaining stories, and work miracles in the process. How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci delightfully captures the very essence of da Vinci’s life and genius, and shows you how to awaken and apply your own unique gifts. Drawing on da Vinci’s notebooks, inventions, and works of art (many of which illustrate the book), Gelb introduces “seven Da Vincian principles”:

ª  Curiosità—An insatiably curious approach to life and an unrelenting quest for continuous learning.

ª  Dimostrazione—A commitment to test knowledge through experience, persistence, and a willingness to learn from mistakes.

ª  Sensazione—The continual refinement of the senses, especially sight, as the means to enliven experience.

ª  Sfumato (literally, “going up in smoke”)—A willingness to embrace ambiguity, paradox, and uncertainty.

ª  Arte/Scienza—The development of the balance between science and art, logic and imagination. “Whole-brain” thinking.

ª  Corporalita—The cultivation of grace, ambidexterity, fitness, and poise.

ª  Connessione—A recognition of and appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things and phenomena. Systems thinking.

Curiosity is the key to fulfilling all that you want to do and be. Wanting to learn and know more and more, besides creating thousands of new brain cells, leads to the six steps that will lead you to your genius. By doing the exercises outlined in this challenging book, you may raise your IQ, discover you are a painter, or a writer, or find that you have the gift of numbers in your soul. You will learn to sharpen your senses and probe the depths of your experiences. And when you throw up your hands in exasperation fearing that you just don’t have it in you, you will learn that “confusion endurance” is the most distinctive trait of highly creative people. Leonardo and Michael Gelb lead you to some very interesting places in yourself.

Also by Michael Gelb: Lessons from the Art of Juggling, Body Learning and the How to Think like Leonardo da Vinci Workbook.

Publisher’s Description: 

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 intelligenceby 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 Principlesthe essential elements of geniusfrom curiosit, 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 powerand awesome wonderof 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.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.

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