NYAIR Episode 46 – How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci

A discussion with author and executive leadership coach Michael J. Gelb, who talks about his book “How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day” and how some of the same principles behind da Vinci’s genius can be applied to investing.

From some of the ways that you can boost your own senses and uncover abilities that you may not even be aware of, to steps that can help expand your mind, Gelb touches on how da Vinci’s principles can be used as inspiration for expanding your thinking. From curiosità, a curiosity-based approach to life, to connessione, the way that everything it ultimately interconnected, da Vinci’s works and notes serve as the basis for seven main principles that can be applied to everyday life and investing.

Topics he covers include:

  • Creative thinking
  • Conscious capitalism
  • Leading in uncertain times

The discussion is moderated by Donna Rapaccioli, Dean of Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business.

Michael J. Gelb is a Senior Fellow at The Center for Humanistic Management and a member of the Fordham University Gabelli School of Business’ Leading People and Organizations Advisory Board. He co-taught the acclaimed Leading Innovation Executive Seminar at the University Of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business for more than 10 years and was awarded a Batten Fellowship in Innovation.    He is the author of 17 books, which have been translated into 25 different languages. Michael has served as an executive coach and leadership development consultant for organizations including Dupont, Genetech, KPMG, Merck, Microsoft and YPO. healingleader.com

Donna Rapaccioli is a university professor and Dean of Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business. She is a member of the Emmanuel College’s Board of Trustees, the Graduate Management Admissions Council Board and is a Director on the State Street Global Advisors Mutual Fund Board. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Fordham University’s London Centre, and as the chair of Fordham University’s Social Innovation Collaboratory. In 2018 she was named an honoree by the Columbus Citizens Foundation, and in 2013 was recognized by the National Italian American Foundation for Special Achievements in Education.