With the latest Walter Isaacson book getting a lot of press, Leonard da Vinci is once again receiving some well-deserved attention. To be honest, the last Isaacson book left us pretty cold, as in bored stiff (read this one instead) so we’re a little gunshy, but we’re reminded of one of our all-time favorite reads, Michael J. Gelb’s How to Think like Leonard da Vinci.
Although this book came out way back in the 90s, we gobbled it up then, and we still think of it frequently. It’s not so much a step by step guide to training your brain, as it is a recap of da Vinci’s life, his work, and his way of approaching both. If you’ve ever finished a workweek and thought, “Surely there is more to life than this!” then this is the book for you.
Highly recommended. Read it, imagine the possibilities, and live the life you’ve imagined.