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 Gelb
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0440508274
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Self-Help

Identifies seven basic elements of Leonardo da Vinci's way of thinking and learning and shows readers how to use them to enrich their personal and professional lives through a wealth of exercises, illustrations, and material from da Vinci's notebooks. Reissue.

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.

Da Vinci Decoded

Author: Michael J. Gelb
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 0440335205
Release Date: 2004-09-28
Genre: Self-Help

Author Michael Gelb ignited the current fascination with all things Da Vinci with his runaway bestseller, How to Think like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day. Just as that book showed readers how to use the seven Da Vincian principles to develop their creative potential, his new book, Da Vinci Decoded, will help you use the same principles to cultivate your spiritual potential. Wonder. Appreciation. Awareness. Wholeness…In the Western world of the fifteenth century, these personal qualities were all boldly embodied in one extraordinary man. From art to botany, anatomy to mechanics, Da Vinci was a profoundly original thinker fully in tune with the world of man and nature, and with the divine spirit that bridges the two. In this bold new guide to awakening the soul, Michael Gelb draws on Leonardo’s writings, inventions, and works of art to show how you, too, can practice the seven essential principles by which Leonardo lived and worked: Filled with practical exercises that will help you put each of the seven principles into use, a series of reflective questions designed for self-assessment, and inspirational sayings drawn from the world’s great wisdom traditions, Da Vinci Decoded offers a wide range of tools to use in your spiritual quest. Now you can let Leonardo and this book be your personal guides to creating your own personal spiritual renaissance today. From the Hardcover edition.

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.

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.

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.

Summary How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci

Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Publisher: Primento
ISBN: 9782806233370
Release Date: 2013-02-15
Genre: Reference

The must-read summary of Michael J. Gelb's book "How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day". This complete summary of the ideas from Michael J. Gelb's book "How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci" shows how many of the achievements of genuises such as Da Vinci were the result of practical, everyday measures and the right mindset. It looks to Da Vinci for clues and suggestions on how to creatively and productively manage change, and introduces the seven elements of genius that you can apply to your own life. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the key elements • Expand the power of your own genius To learn more, read "How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci" and follow Gelb's step-by-step lessons to add a dash of genius to your life.

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.

How to Think Like Da Vinci

Author: Daniel Smith
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 9781782434597
Release Date: 2015-10-08
Genre: Art

Famed for creating some of the most iconic images in European art - including Mona Lisa and The Last Supper - Leonardo da Vinci has influenced generations of artists and thinkers, and continues to do so after more than 500 years. While we cannot hope to emulate his achievements, da Vinci showed an attitude towards life from which we can all learn. A true polymath, he was also a sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer and an anatomist and, with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, da Vinci was never satisfied with what he had learned, frequently turning his mind to new, unexplored subjects. He saw links between art and science, and constantly pursued perfection and accuracy in his work, so that he developed many techniques we continue to use to this day. Combining these strengths with a unique imagination, da Vinci came up with designs for inventions centuries ahead of their time. In How to Think Like da Vinci, you too can learn to think like the Renaissance man, seize your opportunities, harness your talents, innovate and experiment and imagine the impossible. Read about this great man's life and achievements and develop your understanding of one of the world's most eclectic and extraordinary minds.

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"

Wine Drinking for Inspired Thinking

Author: Michael J. Gelb
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 0762438681
Release Date: 2010-03-23
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.

The Science of Leonardo

Author: Fritjof Capra
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307472922
Release Date: 2008-12-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Leonardo da Vinci's scientific explorations were virtually unknown during his lifetime, despite their extraordinarily wide range. He studied the flight patterns of birds to create some of the first human flying machines; designed military weapons and defenses; studied optics, hydraulics, and the workings of the human circulatory system; and created designs for rebuilding Milan, employing principles still used by city planners today. Perhaps most importantly, Leonardo pioneered an empirical, systematic approach to the observation of nature-what is known today as the scientific method.Drawing on over 6,000 pages of Leonardo's surviving notebooks, acclaimed scientist and bestselling author Fritjof Capra reveals Leonardo's artistic approach to scientific knowledge and his organic and ecological worldview. In this fascinating portrait of a thinker centuries ahead of his time, Leonardo singularly emerges as the unacknowledged “father of modern science.” From the Trade Paperback edition.