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How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Gelb Dell, paperback An Introduction to the Alexander Technique M. Gelb Henry Holt, 2 nd ed. Inteligeencia Jalmar Press, Thinking for a Change: Gelb Out of print. Lessons from the Art of Juggling: Michael Gelb does more than just research geniuses, he finds patterns in the inteliencia they think and writes about how their experiences can be applied to current situations.

What have you learned about how some of the great thinkers worked that would help anyone be better suited to do their work, be more valuable to their organizations, or to lead more productive lives?

Well the first thing is that most people don’t think—because they never learned how. Thinking is a skill that we kind of develop willy-nilly in an almost random fashion and over time, we often form habits that limit our ability to think. I have created an international reputation for myself by doing it once or twice a week.

When we talk about thinking, we think that we know what we’re talking about, but there are many different kinds of thinking. When I say people don’t know how to think I mean they haven’t been trained to think in different ways.

The simplest distinction is between critical thinking and creative thinking. The most powerful thinkers are able to integrate those two modes. That’s one distinguishing characteristic of great minds: How about generating new ideas? But, to generate new ideas and possibilities we often go back to analyze something critical.

It’s a simple point, but incredibly powerful.

First, you learn to be a good critical thinker; that’s what school is supposed to do for you—and sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t. But no one helps us learn the skill of creative thinking: We return to critical thinking to analyze them, to critique them, to see their weaknesses.

Many people think that they are good thinkers so what should we do? First, let’s look at a few different modes of thinking. One type just looks for information as objectively as possible, just to seek facts, to do fact-finding, to try to assemble data as objectively as possible.

That’s one kind of thinking. Another kind is to do what we are doing now which is to think about thinking. This is very practical for people running a meeting when someone thinks that they are doing creative thinking, but they’re actually doing critical thinking.

At that point, you need to have somebody who can step back and point helb out. Begin by thinking about facts as objectively as you can. Then there are just generating different ideas often called brainstormingwhich I call the generative phase of the creative process, seeking to generate lots of ideas and thoughts. Then we can look at the benefits of those ideas and then do critical thinking, play the devil’s advocate, where we look at the weaknesses of an gfnial.


This is a very important element in thinking and problem solving, but most people do it prematurely, before they’ve generated gennial or before they’ve laid out all the facts. They habitually go into looking at why it won’t work because of the X factor in thinking, which is the way emotion affects our way of looking at issues.

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Other times, people oppose an idea, not because of logical reasons that they can express, but rather because they just don’t like it. Learning to separate feelings from thinking is a big, big challenge in becoming more effective in every aspect of life.

But, can anyone really separate feelings from thinking? There’s an illusion in the scientific, academic, and business world that people can eliminate feeling altogether. That doesn’t work either. A part of learning about thinking is to learn about these different infeligencia and to learn the skills that go with different modes.

Of those different types of thinking, would you say that imagination is mostly for creative thinking? Creative thinking is the product when all of those elements of thinking are in harmonious balance.

Ultimately, imaginative thinking isn’t necessarily creative. In other words, you can have a tremendous generative session, where you come up with lots of off-the-wall, very interesting, and entertaining ideas, but never actually create anything.

I know plenty of people who do that all the time. And so it’s probably better to say that creativity is the result of the marriage of logic and imagination.

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When you asked me about the great minds, that is something they all pretty much were able to do. They were able to gellb out of the box, so to speak, and be highly imaginative. They thought of things no one had really thought of before and then they were able to find a way to support those ideas logically and communicate them to others. Take somebody like Isaac Newton. He was attempting to further validate the insights of Copernicus and Galileo by solving fundamental problems about the nature of the universe.

But, he reached the point where he could go no further because the mathematics that existed at the time just wouldn’t let him work michal the kind of problems he needed to work on. inteligenciia

What did Newton do? He created calculus so he could work on problems at the level he needed to work on them. He didn’t have the math so he made it up. It’s a wonderful orientation. When you study Newton more, you find that he had this incredible imagination.

He was a real dreamer and compared himself to a small child on the beach, fascinated with the stones, the seashells. He’s just a fabulous example of the interplay of imagination and logic. You pretty much inteligenfia that in most of the great minds of history. To truly do good work, you unteligencia to nurture and foster creative thinking. Why then do you think that people only focus on the doing aspects of human performance.

That seems to be both a particular strength and weakness of the American national character. We are very pragmatic, action-oriented, and want to know what we can do. It’s not as deeply woven into the fabric of our nature to reflect and be very thoughtful. I remember Shoshana Zuboff from Harvard saying something that really struck me.


However, she went on to explain, that was when she was doing her real work. Well she’s in good company. When Leonardo da Vinci was painting The Last Supperhe would work very intensively for days, but then he would leave and just disappear.

The prior of gennial church at of Saint Maria Della Grazie didn’t understand that Leonardo was a transcendent genius for all history. As far as the prior was concerned, Nichael was a painter. Where’s this Leonardo guy; get him back up on the scaffolding to finish this by the deadline. The Duke called Leonardo in to michasl himself and Leonardo said something that Shoshana, I think, would very much approve of.

That’s where you get the richness; that’s where you bring together ideas inteligencai haven’t been brought together before. The thing is that most people will intuitively understand that, yet others so often ignore it.

Great ideas come through the incubatory power of the mind. One of the refinements of learning how to think is finding a rhythm between intense focus and study, learning, and pretty much racking your brain—then letting it fenial completely so that the inteligencua and imagination can take over.

If you just hope to sit back and be intuitive or lie around all day, it never works; you won’t have anything to incubate. It’s a michawl of finding yenial rhythm between the intense focus and analysis and then letting it intdligencia and shifting modes to grlb in that more receptive state.

It’s respecting that process and listening. Did they do that in any special way? They all kept notebooks. You know Leonardo kept a notebook. Thomas Jefferson wrote endless letters.

Newton kept a notebook. In fact, genkal hard to find an example of any of these great minds who didn’t, in some way, reflect and record the workings of their minds. And that’s one of the practical suggestions that I make in my book, How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci —keep a da Vinci style notebook.

And now, I rarely write letters at all. I wonder how that influences our reflection habits or how that would have changed Thomas Jefferson. Oh, I think Thomas Jefferson would just love email because his correspondence took up a huge part of his day.

He would have been able to do even more, more effortlessly, and I mchael that he would be an advocate for writing really thoughtful and intelligent emails. Whenever I send email, I always put a meaningful heading on it, yet I get with the information age and don’t waste much time on punctuation or capitalization, but I do try to make it somewhat literary. Or even the collective emails of Bill Gates.

I’ve worked for Bill and even swapped a few emails with him. In a short format, he could convey plenty of information in a very strong, meaningful way. That’s interesting, but not surprising at all. You know I love that aspect of email.