Discover Your Genius by Michael J. Gelb audiobook

Discover Your Genius

By Michael J. Gelb
Read by Michael J. Gelb

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6.28 Hours 1
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Imagine unleashing your creativity by letting your imagination enjoy the benefits of the type of mental play that helped inspire the theory of relativity. Or evaluating your business climate with the combination of keen observation and an open mind that yielded the theory of evolution. Or navigating your life path with the same love of knowledge and truth that spawned all of Western philosophy. The individuals behind these revolutions of thought live on in our collective memory as models for tackling the challenges that lie ahead. The difference between your mind and theirs is smaller than you think, and is determined less by inborn capacity than by passion, focus, and strategy -- all of which are yours to develop. Everyone has the potential for genius. The full expression of your unique genius awaits you in these pages! In Discover Your Genius, Michael J. Gelb draws upon the wellspring of history's most revolutionary minds to guide you to unleash your own creativity through mental play. Searching for the most world- shaking ideas, discoveries, and innovations, Gelb assembled a "genius dream team" comprising ten individuals, each of whom embodies a special "genius" characteristic that you are invited to integrate into daily life. They are: Plato-Deepening your love of wisdom Filippo Brunelleschi-Expanding your perspective Christopher Columbus-Going perpendicular: strengthening your vision, optimism, and courage Nicholas 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 power 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" Through fascinating, accessible biographies, you'll develop a personal relationship with each genius and learn how to use his or her guiding principle to enrich the quality of your life. Personal self-assessments will help you gauge how each principle is working in your own life, followed by a series of practical and vibrant exercises to help you develop each principle fully.In How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, Gelb taught us how to unlock the "da Vincian" genius inside us. Now he provides an enlightening plan for personal and professional development by encouraging us to apply the wisdom of ten of history's greatest minds. Engaging and practical, Discover Your Genius gives us the tools to improve our own mental abilities by making "genius thinking" accessible and fun!

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Imagine unleashing your creativity by letting your imagination enjoy the benefits of the type of mental play that helped inspire the theory of relativity. Or evaluating your business climate with the combination of keen observation and an open mind that yielded the theory of evolution. Or navigating your life path with the same love of knowledge and truth that spawned all of Western philosophy. The individuals behind these revolutions of thought live on in our collective memory as models for tackling the challenges that lie ahead. The difference between your mind and theirs is smaller than you think, and is determined less by inborn capacity than by passion, focus, and strategy -- all of which are yours to develop.

Everyone has the potential for genius. The full expression of your unique genius awaits you in these pages! In Discover Your Genius, Michael J. Gelb draws upon the wellspring of history's most revolutionary minds to guide you to unleash your own creativity through mental play. Searching for the most world- shaking ideas, discoveries, and innovations, Gelb assembled a "genius dream team" comprising ten individuals, each of whom embodies a special "genius" characteristic that you are invited to integrate into daily life.

They are:

  • Plato-Deepening your love of wisdom
  • Filippo Brunelleschi-Expanding your perspective
  • Christopher Columbus-Going perpendicular: strengthening your vision, optimism, and courage
  • Nicholas 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 power 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"

Through fascinating, accessible biographies, you'll develop a personal relationship with each genius and learn how to use his or her guiding principle to enrich the quality of your life. Personal self-assessments will help you gauge how each principle is working in your own life, followed by a series of practical and vibrant exercises to help you develop each principle fully.In How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, Gelb taught us how to unlock the "da Vincian" genius inside us. Now he provides an enlightening plan for personal and professional development by encouraging us to apply the wisdom of ten of history's greatest minds. Engaging and practical, Discover Your Genius gives us the tools to improve our own mental abilities by making "genius thinking" accessible and fun!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Captivating, playful and profound, [Gelb] guides you to the fulfillment of your dreams for a richer life.” Debbie Ford, bestselling 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
“Gelb shows his own genius in making the past relevant.” USA Today
“Gelb is undoubtedly an engaging guide with an appealing approach to self-help.” Publishers Weekly
“Turning the tables on Neil Postman, who recently wrote, ‘Children start school as question marks and leave as periods,’ Gelb instead offers, ‘Rediscover yourself as a question mark by contemplating these extraordinary exclamation points.’” Booklist
“Insightful…Engaging, inspiring, and informative.” Jennings Wagner, PhD, University of Virginia

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Author Bio: Michael J. Gelb

Author Bio: Michael J. Gelb

Michael J. Gelb is one of the world’s leading authorities on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. He is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning, and innovative leadership. Gelb has more than thirty years of experience as a professional speaker and has led seminars for organizations such as Microsoft, Nike, and Merck. Gelb is the author of numerous books on creativity and innovation, including the international bestseller How to Think like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day, Brain Power: Improve Your Mind as You Age, Wine Drinking for Inspired Thinking: Uncork Your Creative Juices, and others. His work has been featured in the New York Times and the Washington Post, and he has appeared on numerous television and radio programs.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English