In Gelb's expert perspective, da Vinci's genius can be distilled into seven principles for the business listener:
These principles will help you tackle such timeless business challenges as: leadership; innovation; teamwork; strategic planning; decision-making; managing change and uncertainty; giving powerful presentations; giving and receiving feedback; and more.
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©2006 Michael J. Gelb; (P)2006 Gildan Media Corp
I bought this book knowing I'm a little quirky and enjoy challenging my way of thinking and working. I never expected this to be so interesting to listen too!
For me, this is one of those books I know I'll listen to over and over and recommend to friends.
After listening to the book a couple of times:
1. I started listening to different music while I work (Mozart) as Da Vinci did.
2. I have been keeping a notepad with me to write all thoughts, complete or incomplete in, and I'm already really valuing it highly.
3. I have started mind-mapping again.
4. Taken time out of my day to be more mindful and aware of my surrounding
5. Seeing the connections between much of God's wonderful nature and other things pertaining to life.
It won't change your life dramatically but for me it has definitely helped to set it on a healthy and richer course.
This is a great book. Very interesting content and Michael Gelb's charisma come through in his reading. Of course, this book doesn't go into the life and times of Da Vinci. That's not the promise of the book. Its promise is insight into the seven key principles that Da Vinci lived by. And it delivers on the promise. Good production quality, great content, lively reading. Buy it.
Great enthusiasm and passion for Da Vinci's ideas and principles in this audio. Gelb is infectious and I wholeheartedly recommend this audio together with Gelb's book 'How to think like Leaonardo Da Vinci'. Through the audio and books we can access more of our innate genius.
A very engaging and interesting listen. Wished it kept going. Sparked my interest in mindmapping and innovations by the great one. Not meant to be a history of Da Vinci - this regards his mental tactics and how you can use his methods of thinking.
I was very disappointed in this book. There isn't much discussion of da Vinci, his life, or his deeds. Much of the first hour of the book is spent doing memory exercises. Treat this book more like a simple mind skills workshop covering material that has been covered exhaustively elsewhere. Don't expect to get much insight into da Vinci.
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