Lessons From Da Vinci — The Ultimate Portfolio Careerist

Let’s Bring Genius Down a Level.

Matthew Trinetti
Aug 15, 2018 · 5 min read
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“Mona Lisa painting” by Eric TERRADE on Unsplash

“Tell me if anything was ever done… Tell me… Tell me…” — scribbled inside Leonardo da Vinci’s private notebook.

“As he approached his thirtieth birthday, Leonardo had established his genius but had remarkably little to show for it publicly.”

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Becoming an “Expert Generalist”

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Scott Adams, Dilbert
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“This mixing of ideas from different disciplines became the norm as people of diverse talents intermingled.”

Maybe we’re entering a similar age.

“100 years ago, almost no one on earth had a job…

This idea that you would go to a building where a stranger would tell you what to do all day was pretty alien. Now everyone has a job! That’s a massive shift.

Now that we’re coming out on this other side, where the internet is changing so much of what people do. That perfect world of the 60s and 70s we grew up with, with endless industrial growth, is going away. And it’s being replaced with something that is completely impossible. Which is one guy, by himself in a room, can press one button and thousands of people around the world can support a project that lets me go build it for a year…and I didn’t have to take out anyone’s permission! That’s revolutionary.”

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Matthew Trinetti

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Writer, facilitator, consultant, TEDx speaker on purposeful work, deliberate living & conscious travel. Teacher @escthecity. https://GiveLiveExplore.com.

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Matthew Trinetti

Written by

Writer, facilitator, consultant, TEDx speaker on purposeful work, deliberate living & conscious travel. Teacher @escthecity. https://GiveLiveExplore.com.

Mission.org

A network of business & tech podcasts designed to accelerate learning. Selected as “Best of 2018” by Apple. Mission.org

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