Michael J. Gelb—How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci
Audience: Leaders, managers, professionals, people working in teams (special adaptations for trainers, engineers, financial services, marketers and salespeople)Competencies: Creativity, accelerated-learning, leadershipProgram formats: Keynote speech, half-day to two-day workshop Thinking creatively, learning faster and leading change, these abilities are at a premium in a highly competitive global business environment. What if you could call on history’s greatest genius, Leonardo da Vinci, to be your personal mentor in cultivating these highly prized elements of human capital? Anatomist, architect, botanist, city planner, chef, humorist, engineer, equestrian, inventor, geographer, geologist, military scientist, musician, painter, philosopher and raconteur, Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519) helped bring the Western world out of the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance. Now his approach to optimizing human potential is more relevant than ever.
Thinking Like Einstein
Einstein asked, “What would it be like to ride light?” For perhaps the hundredth time, I try to think like Einstein. A burst of light is seen by two observers: one stationary on a platform, the other moving in a train. Assume the speed of light is the same for both observers. That’s it, that’s all you need to change forever our understanding of space, time, matter, and the universe. We think of meditation as following the breath, but for Einstein meditation was following thought. The Dalai Lama writes often about “analytic meditation.” As I work through each step inwardly from both points of view – stationary and moving – I encounter a paradox, a contraction. A second kind of meditation should then be joined to the first, says the Dalai Lama. And now I’ll return to the burst of light for the 101st time. -Arthur Zajonc President
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How to think like Einstein – (17 different ways) | Framework 21
This is a living and breathing blog post. Check back from time to time to see new additions. Also, if you like this blog post, visit the related blog posts suggested at the bottom. This post started as quoted material of eight bullet points, but over time, as I learn more about this subject, I have added supporting comments. If you would like to see the original list, visit The Ghetty. 1. Leonardo da Vinci believed that, to gain knowledge about the form of a problem, you begin by learning how to restructure it in many different ways. 2. When Einstein thought through a problem, he always found it necessary to formulate his subject in as many different ways as possible, including using diagrams. 3. Thomas Edison held 1,093 patents. 4. Combine ideas from one branch of knowledge with another. 5. “Da Vinci forced a relationship between the sound of a bell and a stone hitting water. 6. 7. 8. Whenever we attempt to do something and fail, we end up doing something else. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.
Pavle Močilac: Farmaceutska industrija i ljekarništvo – zlo ili naopako
Je li farmaceustka industrija zla hidra koja nas želi zatrovati i za to uzeti novac? Je li ljekarništvo samo trgovina koja ne preza ni od čega, koja prodaje homeopatiju i razne šarlatanske proizvode? Gdje je tu zdravstvo i briga za pacijenta? Jesu li lijekovi samo obmana kako se u posljednje vrijeme priča? Zašto su ljekarnici u permanentnom sukobi interesa? Predavanje održano 28. rujna 2012. godine na Skepticima u pubu u Zagrebu (Spunk). Naslov: Farmaceutska industrija i ljekarništvo: zlo ili naopakoPredavač: Dr. sc.