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Think Like Leonardo da Vinci (free learning)

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Leonardo was an observer who dreamed and than created the dream. Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 - May 2, 1519) was a polymath: A scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, and writer.

I'm a big fan of online courses because in our times, going back to college can be seen more an a fulfilling luxury than an accessible career requirement. In our current day though, the notion of doing multiple things in our lives is considered an impossible achievement that only the very gifted can achieve. It's a notion that can be destroyed if we accept that we are capable of doing great things. Online education still holds a tarnished quality. To diminish that thought, I found a free online course that I believe can be both entertaining and educational.

We have the ability to be more than we can. But due to who knows how many reasons we could list, we have restricted ourselves to only being good at a couple of things. Why should we limit ourselves? The course will explore the seven da Vincian principles:

1) Curiosity
2) Experience
3) Sensory Refinement
4) Ambiguity
5) Whole-Brain Thinking
6) Physical Fitness
7) Connection.

Not bad for a free online course. I believe that after taking this free course, people will be able to change they're mind against the notion that they don't have time to go back to college. It's never too late to go back to college, even if what you want to study is something fun. Take a course that you can work on in your free time. Make some extra pin money.

You have the option to follow the 8-week course week by week or you can download the entire course for reading at your leisure. The option to download will probably require that you agree to share you email address with a sponsor.

Lesson 1: Introduction to Creativity, Genius, and the da Vincian Principles

- Taught by Michael Gelb. Michael Gelb teaches the course based on his book and companion workbook.

How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Everyday Genius

I read several reviews on Michael Gelb's book and have come to the conclusion that the book is worth buying only for the exercises. One review stated the following:

If the book were solely built around the exercises, I would say that it deserved more than five stars.

If the book were solely built around the analysis and history of Leonardo da Vinci as a thinker, I would grade it at two stars.

Anther reviewer said

"had some great strategies to help you think more like Leonardo Vinci. Some of them were very creative and some were just dumb!"

Leonardo has been described as the prime example of the "Renaissance man" His bottomless curiosity conceived ideas ahead of his time that were not created until numerous years after his death. Leonardo envisioned the theoretically concept of a helicopter, a tank and the use of concentrated solar power in addition to his outstanding quality works of art. Leonardo was an observer who dreamed, scientist who believed and inventor who dreamed, believed and than made it a reality. All of us can think like Leonardo da Vinci if we allow ourselves to be all that we want to be.


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