Michael J. Gelb
is the author of 14 books on creativity and innovation including the international bestseller How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci. Gelb leads seminars and consults for organizations worldwide including Genentech, Microsoft, Nike, and YPO.
“Qi cultivation strengthens your vitality, and enhanced vitality is a key to liberating creativity,” writes Michael J. Gelb in Creativity On Demand: How to Ignite and Sustain the Fire of Genius. Gelb explains, “The fire of genius isn’t just a metaphor, it is qi.” In the research for this book Gelb interviewed and studied with many of the world’s leading qigong masters including Dr. Roger Jahnke, author of The Healing Power of Qi. Jahnke writes, “The average human being has a longing to create but is not necessarily well enough, or energized enough, to fulfill it.
Anatomist, architect, botanist, city planner, chef, engineer, inventor, geographer, geologist, musician, painter, philosopher, and raconteur, Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519) helped bring the Western world into the Renaissance. Now, his approach to optimizing human potential is more relevant than ever.