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Michael Gelb’s How to Think like Leonardo Da Vinci is an inspiring and inventive guide that teaches readers how to develop their full potential, using the principles of Da Vincian thought identified by the author.

Beginning with a brief historical biography of Da Vinci and an overview of the astounding advances made in the arts and sciences during the Renaissance, Gelb illustrates the seven fundamental elements of Da Vinci’s thought process:

  • Questionare: A questing, insatiably curious approach to life
  • Dimostrazione: A commitment to test knowledge through experience
  • Sensazione: The continual refinement of the senses, especially sight, as the means to clarify experience
  • Sfumato: A willingness to embrace ambiguity, paradox, and uncertainty
  • Arte/Scienza: The development of the balance between science and art, logic and imagination.
  • Corporalita: The cultivation of ambidexterity, fitness, and poise
  • Connessione: A recognition and appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things and phenomena

Loaded with practical exercises, quotes, sidebars, illustrations, and material drawn directly from Da Vinci’s personal notebooks, How to Think like Leonardo Da Vinci is both a tribute to his great achievements and a call to carry on his legacy in our everyday lives by utilizing our potential to the best of our ability.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “By capturing the very essence of Da Vinci’s life and genius…Michael Gelb guides us in a discovery and understanding of the boundlessness of our own full human potential.”

    Deepak Chopra

  • “A brilliant, practical guide to awakening and training our vast, unused resources of intelligence and ability.”

    Ted Hughes, New York Times bestselling author of Birthday Letters

  • “The Renaissance mood Gelb successfully invokes…adds a unique richness to this deeper, more expansive work.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Quite impressive: a celebration of Da Vinci’s many achievements, matched with a convincing analysis of how readers can improve their mental prowess. A unique addition to self-help holdings.”

    Booklist

  • “The seven Da Vincian principles discussed can refine the use of intellect and teach the reader the unchanged art of thinking clearly and fulfilling one’s potential. The result will appeal especially to curious adult readers and upper-level high school students preparing to excel in today's competitive world.”

    Library Journal

  • “Buy it. Read it! Live it!”

    Tony Buzan, author of The Book of Genius and The Mind Map Book

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