In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Walter Isaacson, biographer of Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin, and Albert Einstein, presents some ideas from his soon to be published book about Leonardo Da Vinci. He discusses the qualities that made Da Vinci the accomplished renaissance man that he was. The key points: indulge fantasy, observe attentively and most of all…be curious about everything! Have a curiosity that is “passionate, playful, and occasionally obsessive”.
Fantasizing about what might be and keen observation of what is provides direction and fuel for curiousity.
Read the full article: The Lessons of Leonardo: How to Be a Creative Genius – WSJ (published on Friday, September 29, 2017)