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Michael Gelb

Create like da Vinci, Innovate like Edison

What if you could call on history’s greatest genius, Leonardo da Vinci, to be your personal mentor in cultivating the ability to think creatively, embrace change and accelerate learning? This dynamic, highly-interactive program brings da Vinci’s genius to life through fascinating biographical and historical information, setting the stage for an introduction to seven principles for thinking “a la Leonardo.” Leonardo was probably the most creative person who ever lived but Thomas Edison is history’s greatest practical innovator. Thomas Edison invented the rigorous, disciplined process of innovation. In addition to creating the world’s first Industrial Research and Development laboratory, Edison was also a master at promoting a culture of innovation. Moreover, he understood that the principles of personal success and organizational innovation go hand-in-hand. Personal success and fulfillment requires you to learn how to think like an innovator; and, for your organization to be successful, innovation is now more important than ever.


Bio

The world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development, Michael is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, executive coaching and innovative leadership.  His clients include DuPont, Emerson, Genentech, Merck, Microsoft, Nike and the Young President’s Organization. Michael co-directs the acclaimed Leading Innovation Seminar at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business and is on the faculty of the Institute for Management Studies.  He brings more than 30 years of experience as a professional speaker, seminar leader and executive coach to his diverse, international clientele.

Michael is the author of 14 books including the international bestseller How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: 7 Steps to Genius Every Day. Other titles include Creativity On Demand, Innovate Like Edison, Discover Your Genius and Thinking for a Change. Michael’s books have been translated into 25 languages and have sold more than one million copies.