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How to Think like Leonardo Da Vinci

Subtitle: 
Seven steps to genius every day
Material type: 
AT Focus: 
Related to the A.T.
1998
Format: 
Paperback
Size: 
224 x 184 mm.
Language: 
English
ISBN/ISSN/DOI: 
ISBN 0440508274 / 978-0440508274
Mouritz Bibliography
Cover image: 
Biblio ID: 
GEL998PE2
Base ID: 
GEL998PE2
Mouritz description: 
Subtitled ‘Seven Steps to Genius Every Day,’ this aims to teach you how to cultivate those skills which characterised Da Vinci. Part 1 is an appraisal of Da Vinci’s life and achievements. Part 2 covers the seven ‘Da Vincian principles’: curiosity, testing and learning, refinement of senses, living with the unknown, developing and balancing art and science, cultivation of fitness and poise, and systems (wholeness) thinking. Part 3 includes a beginner’s Da Vinci drawing course. The Technique is described in six pages. Self-assessment questions are provided throughout. Mind-mapping and juggling are also included.
Publisher 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 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.