Unleash your creative potential.
Michael J. Gelb, bestselling author of How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, draws upon history's most revolutionary minds to help you unleash your own creativity. With fascinating biographies of all ten geniuses, personal self-assessments, and practical exercises, this book is the key to unlocking the genius inside you
Plato -- Deepening your love of wisdom
Filippo Brunelleschi -- Expanding your perspective
Christopher Columbus -- Strengthening your vision, optimism, and courage
Nicolaus Copernicus -- Reorganizing your vision of the world
Queen Elizabeth I -- Wielding your power with balance and effectiveness
William Shakespeare -- Cultivating your emotional intelligence
Thomas Jefferson -- Celebrating your freedom in the pursuit of happiness
Charles Darwin -- Developing your powers of observation and cultivating an open mind
Mahatma Gandhi -- Applying the principles of spiritual genius to harmonize spirit, mind, and body
Albert Einstein -- Unleashing your imagination and "combinatory play"
About the Author
"Spectacular Bodies" is curated by Martin Kemp, Professor of the History of Art at Oxford University, and Marina Wallace, Senior Lecturer, School of Graphic and Industrial Design at Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design, London.
Norma Miller wasformerly a lecturer in Classics at Royal Holloway College, London.
“Gelb shows his own genius in making the past relevant.”
“Gelb is undoubtedly an engaging guide with an appealing approach to self-help.”
“Captivating, playful and profound, [Gelb] guides you to the fulfillment of your dreams for a richer life.”
-Debbie Ford, best selling author of The Secrets of the Shadow
“Discover Your Genius is a rich repast, and one certain to expand the reader’s mind and mettle.”
-Jean Houston, author of A Mythic Life
“Insightful . . . Engaging, inspiring, and informative.”
---Jennings Wagoner, Ph.D., University of Virginia, Curry School of Education
“[Gelb has] the graceful ability to synthesis masses of material into accessible prose without sacrificing historical context.”
---Carole Fungaroli Sargent, Ph.D., Georgetown University, Department of English