How to Think like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day

How to Think like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day

by Michael J. Gelb, Michael J. Gelb
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How to Think like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book extremely insightful. I found myself wanting to share the knowledge I gained from it with my friends, who are also creative and sometimes in a "writers's block" situation. Though not everything applied to me, I didn't expect it to. This book is more than I had hoped for. It caused me to think "outside the box", and to question what I already could do.
dmusyc2 More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed this book with its companion 'Workbook'. The lessons encourage a person to draw on their creative side and look at life and events from that perspective. The two books together are enlighting, stimulating and enjoyable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I find Gelb's distillation of da Vinici's learning, thinking and working habits to be directly transferable to all classrooms. We are using the Seven Principles as cornerstones of reading, writing, speaking and listening in high school and college classrooms with remarkable success. Great stuff indeed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
And I quote, ¿Then experiment with gestures and perhaps an improvisational dance that expresses that feeling; if you are not sure what to do, then you have got the idea. What music would you choose to accompany your ambiguity dance?¿ I could just see the Old Italian gentleman now, dancing around like Tinker Bell. Michael Gelb fills this book with exercises of this nature. At the beginning of the book, Gelb provides only a very short biography (less than 25 pages) of Leonardo¿s life. Gelb then goes onto describe what he calls ¿The Seven Da Vincian Principles¿ giving them clever Italian names. He sprinkles short quotes from Leonardo throughout the book that seem to support his principles, but the support is short lived and most of Gelb¿s book is filled with exercises such as the dance described above. Granted, some Gelb¿s suggestions are good, ¿keep a journal,¿ but you can get suggestions like these from reading just about any self-help book. One thing that any historian would agree on is that Leonardo Da Vinci was a very practical man ¿ a man of science. The title of this book promises something special. It promises a look into the mind of a man who was one of the world¿s greatest thinkers. In my opinion, it fails to deliver.
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jm0119 More than 1 year ago
I was already familier with some of the material in this book but as it was frequently reccomended in other books I was reading I decided to try it. It was positive and affirming and I'm glad I read it.
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ostfriesland More than 1 year ago
so many good ideas, i have read it twice now and am reading it for the third time. so many things to think of after each reading. would recommend this book to every one.
WxIDaVincixW More than 1 year ago
Very good book for someone who is inrtigued by da Vinci in any way. If you are looking for the history of da Vinci look else where, only approx. 30 pages reference the history of Leonardo. Very good, I purchased it 2 days ago and have not lain it down once!
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Mikki More than 1 year ago
This book is a sham. Obviously, the author has done little, if any, research about the thinking process of da Vinci. Why didn't the publisher do minimal fact checking to discover this. Using a title to sell a book is to me unconsciousable, especially, when the author has no understanding at all of what he is writing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not at all what I expected. Either the publisher over-hyped the book or I somehow came to expect something that is not in this book. Next time, I'll peruse a book before I buy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book helped me look inside myself and ask the right questions. Its a clear concept of what Da Vinci was like through the work of Gelb. I loved the book and have read it several times, i seem to find new concepts every time...its really awsome...buy it now..later
Guest More than 1 year ago
You can in fact think like Leonardo Da Vinci, if you will take the time to look into his mind with Gelb's remarkable work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Michael Gelb, a brilliant writer, explores the thinking of one of history's greatest thinkers. You cannot read this book without becoming a significantly better thinker in the process.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is perfect for those people who are ready to open the vast possiblities of their own minds. I found it to be very enlightening and stimulating. I will definatly be reading it again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The outline of seven areas makes it easy to use the exercises taught in this book. I personally learned how to appreciate several encounters that previously had seemed tedious and confusing. The principles can be used to enhance any life experience.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this is a very inspiring book, especially for people who would like to expand there minds or people who underestimate their own capabilities to learn. This book lets us know that we are gifted with an unlimited potential for learning and creativity. It helps to broaden the mind, to understand our motivations and why we think the way we do. Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have not received the book. I sent the requested order number in but have not heard anything back from customer service. Please send my book. Thanks Pamela Jones