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Unformatted text preview: How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Copyright Philosophers Notes, LLC page 1 How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Seven Steps to Genius Everyday by Michael Gelb Dell 2000 336 pages The Big Ideas The Seven Principles Of da Vincis genius. A Hundred Questions That can change your life. Keep a Journal Or da Vinci-like Notebook. Unconscious Database Tap into it! Get Your Mind Map On! Powerful stuff. AfFrmations Howre yours? Learning to Draw See the world anew. The Body of a Genius Hows yours? Goals and Process Both, please! :) The Big Ideas GET YOUR WISDOM ON It was with the idea of finding the principles underlying Leonardos limitless creativ- ity that I began my work on the book you are now holding in your hands. The seven principles I eventually identified were simply my attempt to write the how-to guide that Leonardo never put down on paper, to codify the principles implicit in Leonardos work so that they can be used by others. I feel very strongly that the genius of Leonardo resides not just in what he created by in what he can inspire us to create. Beyond all his stellar achievements, Leonardo da Vinci serves as a global archetype of human potential, giving us intimations of what we ourselves may be capable of doing. ~ Michael Gelb from How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Did you know that Leonardo da Vinci was not only the leading artist ( Mona Lisa, Last Sup- per , etc.) of his time, he was also an incredible inventor, military engineer, musician, and scientist (not to mention the fact that he was, apparently, also one heck of a party planner and one of the strongest athletes as well)?! Yep, thats our kind of guy. In How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci , Michael Gelb boils down da Vincis genius into seven attributes and provides a fun and powerful framework complimented with incred- ible exercises that help us develop our creativity and fully express our unique genius. This book was one of the most influential reads in my early days and I can vividly remem- ber reading it shortly after selling my first business (eteamz) nearly eight years ago. I highly recommend it and Im excited to share some of my favorite Big Ideas (plus one of the most transformative exercises Ive ever done: A Hundred Questions). Lets start by taking a quick look at the seven attributes of da Vinci and then well explore a few of my favorite Big Ideas on how to rock em! The Seven Principles of da Vincis Genius After an introduction to da Vincis life, Gelb walks us through these seven attributes of da Vincis genius. (Note: Please say these out loud with your best Italian accent! :) Curiosit 1. An insatiably curious approach to life and an unrelenting quest for continuous learning....
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