An impressive deconstruction of the many facets of Leonardo da Vinci’s genius. A great book to enhance your curiosity, creativity, and awareness.
In 3 sentences:
Intelligence encompasses much more than just analytical thinking – it involves various aspects of your mental and physical world.
Leonardo da Vinci is arguably the greatest genius of all time, being an original thinker with a versatile approach and universal vision.
There are seven steps to boosting your everyday genius: Curiosita, Dimostrazione, Sensazione, Sfumato, Arte/Scienza, Corporalita and Connessione (they are explained with exercises in the book – too long to include here, sorry!)
Read it if:
You like self-help books with lots of ideas and exercises to work through.
You have varied interests and would love to learn about a range of things, including being able to draw better, sharpen your senses, develop your analytical side and grow your curiosity.
You like a multidimensional approach to intelligence.
Skip it if:
You don’t like lengthy build-ups.
You prefer to develop and focus on one aspect of your intelligence at a time.
You don’t want excessive hero praise in your self-help books (this book worships da Vinci a lot).
Goodreads Rating: 3.67 / 5
Length: 224 pages