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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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Oct 17, 2016 Karen rated it really liked it
This book is full of simple, straight-forward, useful tools to starting thinking, organizing, and working like Da Vinci.

Well, we assume the author did his homework and it is a very interesting collection. Da Vinci truly was a man before his time.

I listened to the audiobook, read by the author. He has a great approach to the reading and I love that every so often he's laughing at his jokes (because they are funny). Nice even tone, and suitable for double-speed if you prefer. I'd like to re-read
Matt Cannon
Dec 06, 2016 Matt Cannon rated it really liked it
I am so glad I gave this book a chance despite some of the reviews that were less than favorable. I thought this book was excellent. I learned more strategies and tools that can be applied immediately to virtually everything I will do. I am thankful this was put together and look forward to seeing the impact it will have on my life in the future! At a bare minimum you will learn a way to remember the planets in order so you never forget them.
André Gomes
Aug 20, 2013 André Gomes rated it really liked it
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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 (
May 07, 2009 Jackie rated it liked it
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.
Bryan Nann
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.
Cynthia Bower
This book reviews the seven characteristics Gelb has identified in da Vinci's life that we can emulate for our own personal growth. He then shows how using these principles in our professional and business endeavors can improve the outcomes.
May 20, 2013 Geri rated it really liked it
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.
Jan 25, 2014 Terry rated it really liked it
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.
Natalia Luneva
Dec 01, 2011 Natalia Luneva rated it really liked it
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.
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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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