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Work Like Da Vinci: Gaining the Creative Advantage in Your Business and Career

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In his instant self-help classic, the international bestseller How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, Michael J. Gelb identified seven aspects of Da Vinci's genius that contemporary readers can emulate and apply in their own lives. Now, in WORK LIKE DA VINCI, Gelb adapts these principles to the specific demands of th
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Published April 4th 2006 by Your Coach In A Box
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I really enjoyed this audio book. Enhancing one's creativity in proven ways like Da Vinci achieved is using a great role model. Gelb presents as a seminar including laughing at his own jokes. But it's not too much and I found the book quite useful and entertaining. It was well worth the listen.
André Gomes
Great audio book!

The author focus in practices to apply the same principles that Da Vinci applied in his work:

- Curiosità – An insatiable quest for knowledge and continuous improvement
- Dimostrazione – Learning from experience
- Sensazione – Sharpening the senses
- Sfumato – Managing ambiguity and change
- Arte/Scienza – Whole-brain thinking
- Corporalità – Body-mind fitness
- Connessione – Systems thinking

I've had already read the book How to Think like Da Vinci (
Sergei Nemirovsky
A lot of interesting thoughts and insights. Da Vinci approach to life was probably the best and extreme example of what Charles Munger calls "a latticework of mental models" at work.

One thing that this book did not address is how to make people around you (other than your subordinates) to adopt Da Vinci's principles. The author refers a lot to his consulting work with big organizations, but from the context, you can understand that people at the top are willing to accept these ideas. What do yo
Aug 01, 2013 Bryan added it
Was expecting some historical insights on key DaVinci principles, in a modern context, but it quickly turned into a bit of a self-help workshop. Also, it presupposes the conventional wisdom that DaVinci actually designed all of the devices he illustrated. It would have been far more interesting if the book took the current challenges to that wisdom in account. Unfortunately, it did not keep my attention past the first couple of chapters.
A follow-up to How to Think like Leonard Da Vinci, Michael Gelb gives examples from his consulting and seminar business about how to apply the principles in today's work place. Ask the right questions. Develop your business senses. Strike a profitable balance, Make the break-thru connection. Put your answers to work. Turn uncertainty into opportunity. Integrate for success. This book is a business coach in a box.
Natalia Luneva
The 7 principles mentioned in the book, that Da Vinci applied are:

Ask the right questions;
Develop your business senses;
Strike a profitable balance;
Make the break-thru connection;
Put your answers to work;
Turn uncertainty into opportunity;
Integrate for success.
Geri Arnold
I have the audiobook and it is so rewarding to have instructions from someone that achieved mastery in so many areas. This made me realize that it's not showing off to want to become proficient more than one area. Thank you Leo.
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Michael J. Gelb, is the world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. He is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning, and innovative leadership. Gelb leads seminars for organizations such as DuPont, Merck, Microsoft, Nike, Raytheon and YPO. He brings more than 30 years of experience as a professional speaker, s ...more
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