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How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci
How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day | Michael J. Gelb
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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 intelligenceby 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 Principlesthe essential elements of geniusfrom curiosit, 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 powerand awesome wonderof 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.
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DivineDiana
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Stopped by Starbucks today and was pleasantly surprised to see this display in the pick up your beverage area! 👏🏻📚☕️#goodjobstarbucks

Bookladylinda So cute!!!! 😍 11mo
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kathedron
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This book was published in 1998. So far, Leonardo's wisdom has stood the test of 500 years better than Gelb's has for twenty.

I'm going to wipe away a rueful tear at this point because it's either that or give a derisive snort.

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kathedron
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I forgot to post last week's #bookhaul
I have an able mind, for sure, but I suspect it is more akin to a backyard magpie's than to Leonardo's.

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zezeki
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This is one of those books I feel that it could change my perspective on life. Maybe that's why it's been sitting on my shelf for years waiting for me to finally pick it up💪📚📚 #tbr #leonardodavinci #lifestyle #changeisgonnacome #davinci #personalgrowth

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msflewell
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Really, really enjoyed this book. Both illuminating and enlightening.

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geodynamical
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@clconn17 https://youtu.be/6Z38VE5xlMU Yes! There's gotta be more...

clconn17 Good ideas! Maybe I can find some kid's books in Italian to read also! 3y
geodynamical @clconn17 that would be fun to see! @Eamann 3y
ARuralBlog @clonn17 a lot of the more popular YA books and kids books have been translated to other languages! I remember reading pieces of Harry Potter on Italian in college. Of I got lost, I always had the English copy to compare it to! 3y
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Ericmanciniwriter @geodynamical @clconn17 @ARuralBlog I bought an Italian Harry Potter and am excited to dig into it, but I'm far from being ready for it 3y
geodynamical https://youtu.be/P9HPQVrBLx4 Italian "Let it go" with English subtitles @clconn17 @Eamann And I'm coming for you on Duolingo, Chiarra. 3y
geodynamical https://youtu.be/RZ9IQZlSYZY "A Whole New World" Alladin 3y
geodynamical @clconn17 @Eamann Just thought I'd let y'all know that I've supplemented my Italian study with the lessons on the Memrise app. There are so many video clips of native Italians in the lessons. I'm really impressed with how far Memrise has come! However, Memrise seems to move slower than Duolingo, but you can supercharge it with a premium subscription. Totally worth it if you're a power-learner. By the way, did y'all see the links above? ^^^^^ 3y
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geodynamical
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"Learning a new language is a popular ideal hobby and a wonderful way to cultivate Curiositá. Like Leonardo, you can learn a new language at any age."

If you'd like to learn throaty Italian with @Eamann, @clconn17, and me, join our Duolingo Italian Club using this code: 97ERC5 ?

@clconn17 is kicking my butt on the leaderboard, and @Eamann needs more fire under his butt to practice each day!

clconn17 I'm practicing everyday but not sure how much I'm retaining! 3y
Ericmanciniwriter Do it, people!! 3y
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"Confusion endurance" is the most distinctive trait of highly creative people, and Leonardo probably possessed more of that trait than anyone who has ever lived. Principle number four---Sfumato---guides you to be more at home with the unknown, to make friends with paradox.

#bumperstickerbookmark

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geodynamical
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Picture of frozen blueberries atop hot oatmeal from this morning. Had a triumphant day today. Ending the day opening another book. #bedtimereading

Cinfhen This photo is gorgeous 😍📸❤️️ 3y
Suet624 Such a beautiful photo. 3y
LauraBeth Cool pic! 3y
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JulieAnn Beautiful picture. And also, I guess a lot of people really wanted that book because my library hold still hasn't come in!! 3y
geodynamical @JulieAnn this book? Or Excuse Me Your Life Is Waiting? 3y
JulieAnn @geodynamical Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting. Apparently, it's very popular at my library! 😃 3y
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DebinHawaii
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Day8 #seasonsreadings2016 #artrelatedbooks I appreciate art & love to go look at it in museums & galleries when I get the chance, but I don't have a lot of books related to it. Most of what I do have (outside of a few novels & mysteries where it plays a role in the story) tends to lean toward creativity & color. I let most of my creative passions out via cooking/styling food, blogging & writing, but occasionally I dabble in a simple art project.💜

Dolly Some time ago I read that book it was quite interesting. I remember taking lots of notes that I found recently. 3y
DebinHawaii @Dolly Yes, it's been years since I read it but I liked a lot of the information and found it useful. 👍 3y
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