How to Think like Leonardo da Vinci

I am reading the book How to Think like Leonardo da Vinci by Michael Gelb.
The following are the Seven Da Vincian principles
  1. Curiosita – An insatiably curious approach to life and unrelenting quest for continuous learning.
  2. Dimostrazione –A commitment to test knowledge through experience, persistence, and a willingness to learn from mistakes.
  3. Sensazione – The continual refinement of the senses, especially sight, as the means to enliven experience.
  4. Sfumato “going up in smoke”–A willingness to embrace ambiguity, paradox and uncertainty.
  5. Arte/Scienza – The development of the balance between science and art, logic and imagination.
  6. Corporalita – The cultivation of grace, ambidexterity, fitness and poise.
  7. Connessione – A recognition of and appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things and phenomena. Systems thinking.
One main theme from the book is Leonardo da Vinci always carried a notebook with him at all times so that he could jot down ideas, impressions, and observations as they occurred. The author encourages everyone to keep a journal recording thoughts on a daily basis. It is an inspirational book.


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