One fine Saturday afternoon I connected with some friends.
The conversations were just superb and spiralled up into topics of innovation + impact + examples of that.
Towards the end of the afternoon we were exchanging notes on books and material related to these awesome topics.
At the forefront of my mind was Michael Gelb’s book “How to think like Leonado Da Vinci."
I’d spent the better part of a day hanging out with Gelb, not in person but through his works and it kinda felt like the same thing, as if I was having an ongoing conversation with him.
In his book he outlines key principles which in his view promote creativity and genius.
1. “Curiosità—An insatiably curious approach to life and an unrelenting quest for continuous learning.
2. Dimonstratzione—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 clarify experience.
4. Sfumato (literally ‘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. ‘Whole-brain thinking.’
6. Corporalita—The cultivation of grace, ambidexterity, fitness, and poise.
7. Connessione—A recognition and appreciation for the connectedness of all things and phenomena. Systems thinking.”
Think about these 7. Look at the description.
Which one of these could you sprinkle and apply to your current ‘plays’ at hand.
p.s. imagine you've got all genius 7. YOU get to choose how you cultivate them.