How To Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci – Seven Steps To Genius Every Day

How to Think like Leonardo Da Vinci Seven Steps to Genius Every Day – Gelb – 2004

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Publisher: Delacorte Press (August 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0385323816
ISBN-13: 978-0385323819

Michael Gelb’s How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci is an inspiring and inventive guide that teaches readers how to develop their full potential, using the principles of Da Vincian thought identified by the author.

Beginning with a brief historical biography of Da Vinci and an overview of the astounding advances made in the arts and sciences during the Renaissance, Gelb illustrates the seven fundamental elements of Da Vinci’s thought process:
Questionare: A questing, insatiably curious approach to life Dimostrazione: A commitment to test knowledge through experience Sensazione: The continual refinement of the senses, especially sight, as the means to clarify experience Sfumato: A willingness to embrace ambiguity, paradox and uncertainty Arte/Scienza: The development of the balance between science and art, logic and imagination. “Whole-brain” thinking Corporalita: The cultivation of ambidexterity, fitness and poiseConnessione: A recognition and appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things and phenomena. “Systems” thinking.

Loaded with practical exercises, quotes, sidebars, illustrations and material drawn directly from Da Vinci’s personal notebooks, How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci is both a tribute to his great achievements and a call to carry on his legacy in our everyday lives by utilizing our potential to the best of our ability.

Review

“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

From the Trade Paperback edition.

From the Inside Flap

Michael Gelb’s How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci is an inspiring and inventive guide that teaches readers how to develop their full potential, using the principles of Da Vincian thought identified by the author.

Beginning with a brief historical biography of Da Vinci and an overview of the astounding advances made in the arts and sciences during the Renaissance, Gelb illustrates the seven fundamental elements of Da Vinci’s thought process:
Questionare: A questing, insatiably curious approach to life Dimostrazione: A commitment to test knowledge through experience Sensazione: The continual refinement of the senses, especially sight, as the means to clarify experience Sfumato: A willingness to embrace ambiguity, paradox and uncertainty Arte/Scienza: The development of the balance between science and art, logic and imagination. “Whole-brain” thinking Corporalita: The cultivation of ambidexterity, fitness and poise Connessione: A recognition and appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things and phenomena. “Systems” thinking.

Loaded with practical exercises, quotes, sidebars, illustrations and material drawn directly from Da Vinci’s personal notebooks, How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci is both a tribute to his great achievements and a call to carry on his legacy in our everyday lives by utilizing our potential to the best of our ability.

From the Back Cover

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 curiosita, 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 –This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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.
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