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 How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci2004-02-04 18:24
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Via Dewayne Mikkelson, the principles of how to think like a da Vinci. From Michael J. Gelb's book "How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day"
Curiosita: 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.

Sensazion: The Continual Refinement of the Senses, Especially Sight, as the Means to Enliven Experience.

Sfumato: 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.

Corporalita: The Cultivation of Grace, Ambidexterity, Fitness, and Poise.

Connessione: A Recognition of and Appreciation for the Interconnectedness of all Things and Phenomena. Systems Thinking.
Hey, I'm not doing half-bad on most of these.

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5 Feb 2004 @ 02:34 by jstarrs : The painting's....
....by you, Ming?

5 Feb 2004 @ 09:46 by ming : Painting
Yeah, I did it with my left hand while I was inventing a new kind of helicopter with my right.  

5 Feb 2004 @ 18:48 by JOn Husband @ : Da Vinci applied to Leadership
Hi, Flemming. Nice to see these pop up here. I was the "exec-in-residence last Nove '03 at the Banff Centre for Leadership and the Arts (Banff Alberta), and the week long program used these principles as the contextual frame for the program.

In case you're interested, here's a bit I blogged on the the structure/content of the week-long program.


5 Feb 2004 @ 20:54 by istvan : JOn I am glad
to see your use of the word -pop up- in these blogs of hystorical significance regarding the beginnings of new civilisations.
I don't know wat's wrong with me lately but i been perceiving some newslogs and comments, as not unlike pop-up ads, especially the one's concerning the middle east situations. Iam popping them off as fast as they are popping up. It almost seems like there is a desparation for branding ones unique or even less than unique ideas while they last. Now, i mainly enjoy spanish languge logs, becase they do not upset me the slightest. I don't understand a word.
I also think they may come useful, since i am thinking of shifting my not too significant weight ower to Mexico way.
If i do so i will change my name to Zistvan. I want to go down in the annals of history as Zistvan the Zenpatista. How is that for unique.  

6 Feb 2004 @ 15:48 by Bruce Kodish @ : Da Vinci Was Da Champ!
My Amazon.com review of Michael Gelb's book:

"An Inspiring Guide to Living Creatively., October 26, 1998

As a dedicated free-thinker I'm suspicious of self-help schemes that require higher powers, 'spiritual' raptures and untestable beliefs. I am, however, willing to test things out in my own experience and am willing to appear 'childish' while doing so. Leonardo, I have learned from Michael Gelb, did likewise. I've found inspiration and wisdom in Gelb's book and recommend it to anyone willing to open themselves to his message of human potential.

Leonardo's life provides examples of qualities that we can all move towards in our own lives. The book emphasizes that we are all much more creative than we realize. Open yourself to this message and you'll find applications that can make a real difference in your life. The book has a wealth of suggestions and a broad reading list. It provides a program of exploration and self-development that you can begin at once and continue to unfold for years. Read the book, toss aside your cynicism (as an experiment) and do the exercises.

A few days before she died from lung cancer, I did the Mona Lisa exercise with my mother. She had no trouble getting that smile. I will always remember that look on her face. Thanks, Michael."

One of the things I enjoyed most about the book (all modesty aside) was the unexpected treat of seeing that Gelb had put the first edition of my wife's and my book, Drive Yourself Sane, in his recommended reading list under the heading Connessione. He called our book "An approachable work on systems thinking and general semantics." A nice surprise to see that. Gelb subsequently provided a blurb for our second edition.  

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