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How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci Weekend of January 3-5 , 2014

$405.00 – $1,750.00 (based on accommodation type)

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Thinking creatively, learning faster, and staying centered—these abilities are at a premium in a rapidly changing and complex world. What if you could call on history’s greatest genius, Leonardo da Vinci, to be your personal mentor in cultivating these highly prized elements of human capital? Anatomist, architect, botanist, city planner, chef, engineer, equestrian, inventor, geographer, geologist, musician, painter, and philosopher, Leonardo da Vinci helped bring the Western world out of the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance. Now, his approach to optimizing human potential is more relevant than ever.
The da Vinci principles are:
• Curiosità – An insatiable quest for knowledge and continuous improvement
• Dimostrazione – Learning from experience
• Sensazione – Sharpening the senses
• Sfumato – Managing ambiguity and change
• Arte/Scienza – Whole-brain thinking
• Corporalità – Body-mind fitness
• Connessione – Systems thinking
This dynamic, highly interactive program brings da Vinci’s genius to life. You will be guided to apply his principles, through a series of practical exercises, to your deepest life questions. You will learn how to nurture creativity and innovation, find opportunity in uncertainty, improve memory and problem solving, and balance mind and body to reduce stress. Leonardo invented the parachute before anyone could fly. That’s thinking ahead! Imagine what you will accomplish when you learn the approach of humanity’s supreme archetype for the fulfillment of human potential.
Recommended reading: Gelb, How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Workbook, and Brain Power: Improve Your Mind as You Age.


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