Why Da Vinci was no genius
A video essay on our distorted view of creativity & success
In this video I’m going to try and convince you that the great Leonardo da Vinci was actually kind of a loser. And that everytime we proclaim him as a “genius” we’re actually distorting the truth about how creativity really works.
It’s a video that you want to see if you’ve ever felt unsuccessful, or that other people are more successful than you; or if you’re stressing about turning 30.
Presenting: why da Vinci was no genius
For more on Leonardo da Vinci’s early years take a look at some of these books.
Da Vinci’s Ghost: Genius, Obsession and how Leonard Created the World in his Own Image by Toby Lester
Leonardo and the age of the eye by Ritchie Calder (in libraries)
Mastery by Robert Greene
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