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The How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Workbook: Your Personal Companion to How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci

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In the bestselling tradition of The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal, The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude and The Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Workbook comes The How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Workbook--the companion volume to Michael Gelb's 1998 Delacorte hardcover bestseller.

Created to structure and motivate the reader's development of the seven da Vincian pr
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published June 15th 1999 by Dell (first published August 17th 1998)
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كتاب جيد من الناحية التطبيقية و العملية ، وهذا أساس فلسفة دافنشي في العلم و المعرفة القائمة على التجربة !
مع نهاية كل باب تجد نفسك اما تقييم ذاتي و واجب تطبيقي ، أعتقد ان من يتجاهلها لن يخرج بفائدة بعكس الذي سيطبق ويستفيد كثيراً . افتقدت الجانب العبقري و الجمالي لدى دافنشي فالكاتب لم يفلح في ابراز ذلك رغم تقديسه لليوناردو ، وهذا لم يعجبني أيضاً .. عجبني القسم الثالث - الأخير- اذ وضع الكاتب تقنيات للرسم و علاقة الرسم و كل تقنية بالحياة العامة . تفاجأت بهذا القسم.و أحببته . خصوصا الحديث عن الظل و
Teri Temme
Jan 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fascinating and inspiring book. Leonardo da Vinci was a mystery to me before I read this book, now I truly appreciate what he has given the world.

The book discusses 7 Principles:
• Curiosita - Am I asking the right questions?
• Dimostrazione - How can I improve my ability to learn from my mistakes and experiences?
• Sensazione - What is my plan for sharpening my senses as I age?
• Sfumato - How can I strengthen my ability to hold creative tension to embrace the major paradoxes of life?
• Arte/Scienz
Mark Fallon
Sep 05, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A really good idea lost in poor, self-indulgent writing. I'm not sure who Gelb is in love with more, himself or daVinci. Let's see, the book is written in English, but let's name the principals in bastardized Italian to make it special.

Better yet - "His physics studies anticipated the modern disciplines of hydrostatics, optics, and mechanics." Wow - he studied physics 200 years before the science of physics and calculus were invented! As Dr. Cavanagh once wrote on one of my research papers - an
Apr 27, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This wasn't really a satisfying read for me. When it came to Leonardo's life and genius and the Renaissance, it didn't give me as much detail as I would have liked, which frustrated me, as bald statements were made without sufficient evidence to back them up (and the evidence and argument would have been fascinating to read about). Then when it got to the 7 principles Gelb proposes to make us think like Leonardo, they seemed to have the opposite problem - a ridiculous amount of detail and prescr ...more
Feb 16, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A lot of interesting ideas and exercises to build creativity, lateral thinking, and a balanced lifestyle, but really most of the time abusing the DaVinci metaphor to hawk the standard late 90's New Age yuppie fare and make it seem authentic, ancient and proven by giving it a fancy parchment wrapping. In that sense, not unlike noepaganism, but with a Renaissance theme. Gelb's parroting of many common falsehoods about the Middle Ages turned me off early in the introduction.
Jan 28, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was an utter disappointment. The author seemed blinded by his love of Leonardo da Vinci and it impaired him from actually writing a decent book.
Gelb took principles that could be associated with Leonardo da Vinci, briefly listed common self-help tips under the appropriate categories and dropped da Vinci's name often, as if that made the ideas original. It felt like he was using a celebrity to sell a product.
At the end of the book, there's a bonus: A Beginner's Da Vinci Drawing Course.
da AL
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some interesting history about da Vinci, which I enjoyed.

Mixed with the author's suggested exercises for accessing those parts of our intelligence, which I didn't enjoy nearly as much. They were fine ideas, but I wanted to hear more da Vinci specifics.

Perhaps I'd have enjoyed more if I'd known better what to expect.

Audio book reader did an excellent job.
Susan Branch
Jun 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everyone has a little genius in them, this book is for the care and feeding of that genius with seven principles set out by Leonardo da Vinci. I read this years ago, and I loved it. It made me look at my creative self from a different point of view. I enjoyed the exercises in the book -- especially "Mind Mapping." It did not make me into a genius, but it did help to heighten my awareness of every day experiences. I very much enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone wanting to open themselves ...more
Jan 05, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Children
I can't believe a school would require a grad student to read this book.

I skipped part 1 and went to part 2 to get to the meat of the book.
After reading 5 chapters I found there wasn't any.

This might be a good book for 5th graders,
or people who are mentally challenged,
but please, adults should be at a higher level than this.

Just page after page of simplistic advice to learn from your mistakes and make word lists... blahhh

مناجاة فراشة ❤️كنزة بلفاسم
ومازالنا نحن العرب نعطي لبعض الكتب أهمية لا تستحقها للأسف

الإيجابيات :
- معلومات جميلة وكثيرة عن شخصية ليوناردو ديفنتشي إذ تنهي الكتاب وأنا تحمل حقيبة ذهنية تحتوي معلومات لابأس بها عن هذا الظاهرة
- إذا كنت مهتما بالرسم ولواحقه من فنون فستسفيد لكن الفائدة ستكون أعظم لو التحقت بمعهد الفنون الجميلة لتطوير مواهبك

كلّ ما تبقي من الكتاب عدا ما ذكرت أعلاه لكنني منحته نجمتين لأني تعرفت على ديفنتشي من خلاله
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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, Roche and
YPO. He brings more than 35 years of experience as a professional speaker,
seminar le
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“يا أيتها الحتميات البديعة! ويا أيها الفعل الجبار ! أي عقل يستطيع أن يخترق طبيعتك ؟ وأي لغه قادرة على التعبير عن هذه الأعجوبة ؟لا شيء على الاطلاق ، منها يتحول الكلام البشري إلى تأمل للألوهية " ليوناردو حول أعجوبة العين البشرية ..” 13 likes
“The Seven Da Vincian Principles are: Curiosità—An insatiably curious approach to life and an unrelenting quest for continuous learning. Dimostrazione—A commitment to test knowledge through experience, persistence, and a willingness to learn from mistakes. Sensazione—The continual refinement of the senses, especially sight, as the means to enliven experience. Sfumato (literally “Going up in Smoke”)—A willingness to embrace ambiguity, paradox, and uncertainty. Arte/Scienza—The development of the balance between science and art, logic and imagination. “Whole-brain” thinking. Corporalità—The cultivation of grace, ambidexterity, fitness, and poise. Connessione—A recognition of and appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things and phenomena. Systems thinking.” 8 likes
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