How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci

Author: Michael J. Gelb
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 9780307573520
Release Date: 2009-10-21
Genre: Self-Help

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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci

Author: Michael J. Gelb
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 9780307573520
Release Date: 2009-10-21
Genre: Self-Help

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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci

Author: Michael J. Gelb
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 1417639326
Release Date: 2000-02-01
Genre: Self-Help

Describes seven elements of creative thinking and offers exercises for developing more effective thought processes

Da Vinci Decoded

Author: Michael J. Gelb
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 0385339399
Release Date: 2005-09
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Drawing on the notebooks, inventions, and artistic masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, the author of How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci examines the seven key principles that shaped and guided his life, work, and art and explains how readers can adapt these principles in order to realize their own spiritual and creative potential. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Brain Power

Author: Michael Gelb
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781608680733
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Psychology

Drawing on the knowledge of physicians, gerontologists and neuroscientists, as well as the habits of men and women who epitomize healthy aging, the authors help readers activate unused brain areas, tone mental muscles and enliven every mental faculty. Original.

Think Like Da Vinci

Author: Michael Gelb
Publisher: HarperElement
ISBN: 0007323824
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Creative thinking

Useful for the business market as well as those wishing to explore their power of their brain, this book shows you how to imitate Leonardo Da Vinci's thought processes and so enhance your aptitude in every area of your life.

Creativity on Demand

Author: Michael J. Gelb
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 9781622033850
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Do moments of inspiration have to be few and far between—or can you develop the ability to access your deepest creativity at any time? Michael Gelb has discovered the missing key that allows genius to flourish: an open, reliable connection to the vital life energy we all possess. “The practices for accessing energy have been developed for thousands of years in yoga, martial arts, and Chinese medicine,” Gelb says. “I’ve asked today’s greatest living masters of these arts to contribute their most effective practices for cultivating creative energy—in a way that the average person can do in 20 minutes or less.” With Creativity On Demand, Gelb teaches a series of time-tested practices to clear blockages and open the flow of creative energy, then reveals how these techniques can be integrated with the renowned creative mindset and creative process tools he’s taught to individuals and organizations worldwide. Join him as he shares potent secrets for: Mastering creative energy—discover qi, the “fire of genius,” and learn movement-based practices to amplify it Mastering creative mindset—how to break out of conventional thinking and fear-based limitations to unleash your potential Mastering the creative process—guidance to help you channel your creative energy, refine your ideas, and translate inspiration into reality Effective, easy-to-learn techniques and strategies for accessing the power of qi and creating a reservoir of creative energy you can rely on when you need it “Creative energy is a resource that doesn’t get depleted when you use it,” teaches Michael Gelb. “Rather, the more you access it, the stronger it becomes. With an investment of less than half an hour a day, you’ll discover that within a few months you’ve significantly strengthened your core creative energy.” Here is Michael Gelb’s most powerful work yet on unlocking our potential to innovate, achieve, and access our Creativity on Demand.

The Art of Connection

Author: Michael J. Gelb
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781608684496
Release Date: 2017-08-15
Genre: Business & Economics

These days, it's often easier to avoid face-to-face contact in favor of technological shortcuts. But as Michael Gelb argues in this compelling, entertaining book, the meaningful relationships that come from real interaction are the key to creating innovative ideas and solving our most intractable problems. In The Art of Connection, Gelb offers readers seven methods of developing this essential rapport in their professional and personal lives. Each chapter covers specific techniques and illustrates them with memorable stories, relevant scientific research, and hands-on exercises that allow readers to apply their new skills. Most important, Gelb reminds us that developing rapport with others is not just a business tool to enhance productivity but a valuable end in itself. He guides us to cultivate the skills we all need to deepen our relationships, broaden our humanity, and transform our lives.

Wine Drinking for Inspired Thinking

Author: Michael J. Gelb
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
ISBN: 1458780309
Release Date: 2010-07
Genre: Cooking

The Italians have La Dolce Vita, the French have Joie d'Vivre. What do Americans have? Happy Hour? Miller Time? We need help! New York Times bestselling author Michael Gelb (How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci) opens our eyes to the remarkable power of wine to tap into our creative potential, awaken our genius, and forge bonds with friends and co-workers. Although there are many excellent guides to wine appreciation, Wine Drinking for Inspired Thinking offers a ''whole brain'' approach that is unequivocally unique. Part 1 provides the practical ''left-brain'' knowledge readers will need to handle themselves in any wine-related situation. Part 2 explores how wine can serve as a catalyst for creativity and ''right brain'' thought. Gelb takes his readers on a wine-soaked journey through history, introducing them to the greatest wine-related art, music, and architecture. In Part 3, readers will be guided step-by-step through a delightful process of bringing family, friends, or colleagues together for ''Inspired Thinking'' wine parties. If Wine Drinking for Inspired Thinking could make one promise to its readers, it's that it will not only improve their enjoyment of wine, but will also enhance their enjoyment of life.

Innovate Like Edison

Author: Michael Gelb
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525950311
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics

Provides a guide to the creative strategies used by Thomas Edison, counseling inventors and entrepreneurs on how to use these steps to find success in the modern business market.

Discover Your Genius

Author: Michael J. Gelb
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061743320
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Genre: Self-Help

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"

Why Smart People Hurt

Author: Eric Maisel
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 9781609258856
Release Date: 2013-09-01
Genre: Self-Help

The challenges smart and creative people encounter—from scientific researchers, genius award winners, to bestselling novelists, Broadway actors, high-powered attorneys, and academics— often include anxiety, over-thinking, mania, sadness, and despair. Specifically, Dr. Maisel examines: “racing brain syndrome” living in an anti-intellectual culture finding ideas worth loving dealing with boredom and hypersensitivity finding meaning in their lives and their work struggling to achieve success In Why Smart People Hurt, psychologist Dr. Eric Maisel draws on his many years of work with the best and the brightest to pinpoint these often devastating challenges and offer solutions based on the groundbreaking principles and practices of natural psychology. His thoughtful strategies include using logic and creativity to cope with the problems of having a brain that goes into overdrive at the drop of a hat. With a series of questions at the end of each chapter, he guides the reader to create his or her own roadmap to a calm and meaningful life. Why Smart People Hurt is a must-read for parents of gifted children as well as the millions of smart and creative people that are searching for a more meaningful life. For more information please visit: www.whysmartpeoplehurt.com

Body Learning

Author: Michael Gelb
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
ISBN: 9781781311974
Release Date: 2013-07-08
Genre: Health & Fitness

DIV Body Learning has been a steady bestseller since it was first published in 1981. This new and updated edition confirms its status as the classic work on the Alexander Technique. The Alexander Technique is now recognised the world over as the most revolutionary and far-reaching method ever developed for maintaining the health and efficiency of the human body. It is not only a means of putting us in touch with our bodies, but also a way of deepening our perceptions and general well-being. Its effects on all aspects of living and learning are profound. Body Learning supplies answers to the most commonly asked questions about the Alexander Technique, provides a glossary of significant terms, and a guide to dynamic relaxation. Qualified Alexander teacher Michael Gelb provides inspiration and guidance for newcomers to the technique and conveys a full understanding of the complex mental and physical dynamics involved. Rather than a method to accumulate information or learn something specifically new, the Alexander Technique is better thought of as the art of ‘unlearning’ that which is habitual instead of natural, and in doing so, reclaiming some of our individual agency. Gelb’s book offers an unbeatable introduction to the key facets of this enduring, yet ever-developing theory. /div

How to Think Like Einstein

Author: Scott Thorpe
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781492626282
Release Date: 2015-12-01
Genre: Self-Help

You can be a genius too! Learn the skills and hacks from the greatest minds in history! From creative business and to improving relationships, How to Think Like Einstein provides the tools for the everyday challenges at the home and in the office. Innovator and author Scott Thorpe guides you step-by-step through the process of freeing yourself from your "rule ruts" so you can dream up amazing (and doable) solutions to the seemingly impossible. With brand-new material for today's readers, this new edition will reveal how you can solve problems in astonishing ways, including: • thinking like a bug • organizing a party • learning the game of poker • pretending you're James Bond • acting like a millionaire • and more!

Think Like Da Vinci 7 Easy Steps to Boosting Your Everyday Genius

Author: Michael Gelb
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007380619
Release Date: 2013-05-16
Genre: Psychology

Ebook edition, including a new introduction by the author, of this inspiring guide to developing your full potential. A perfect buy for the business market as well as those wishing to explore their power of their brain, this book shows you how to imitate Leonardo Da Vinci’s thought processes and so enhance your aptitude in every area of your life.