Michael J. Gelb is a bestselling author and a world-leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. He is the author of 14 books, including How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, which was a New York Times, Washington Post, and Amazon.combestseller. A pioneer in the fields of creative thinking and innovation, he has been honored with the Brain Trust Charity’s “Brain of the Year” award in 1999 and the 2003 Batten Fellowship from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business, where he co-directs the acclaimed Leading Innovation Seminar at Darden with Professor James Clawson.
Michael Gelb is a sought-after speaker and consultant who has worked globally with Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft and Nike, as well as with small businesses and nonprofits. From 2008 to 2012, he served as the Director of Creativity and Innovation Leadership for the Conscious Capitalism Institute. Michael has also presented several bestselling audio programs, including Mind Mapping: How to Liberate Your Natural Genius, and Work Like Da Vinci: Gaining the Creative Advantage in Your Business and Career. His work has been translated into twenty-five languages, and he has appeared on NPR, BBC, CNN, and Good Morning America.
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