Michael J. Gelb is the world’s leading authority on instructing people on genius thinking. He is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning, and innovative leadership. Gelb is the author of 13 books on creativity and innovation including the international best seller How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day (1998). This book has been translated into 25 languages and has appeared on the Washington Post, Amazon.com, and the New York Times best seller lists.
In 2007 Gelb released Innovate Like Edison: The Five Step System for Breakthrough Business Success, co-authored with Sarah Miller Caldicott, the great grand niece of Thomas Edison. One critic observed: “This book is a must have for anyone who wants to turn creative ideas into profitable reality.”
In 1999, Michael Gelb won the Brain Trust Charity’s “Brain of the Year” award; other honorees include Prof. Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, Garry Kasparov and Gene Rodenberry. In 2003, our guest was awarded a Batten Fellowship by the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business. Michael Gelb co-directs the acclaimed Leading Innovation Seminar at Darden with Professor James Clawson, and also serves as the Director of Creativity and Innovation Leadership for the Conscious Capitalism Institute.
A former professional juggler who once performed with the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, Gelb introduced the idea of teaching juggling as a means to promote accelerated learning and team-building. He is the author of The 5 Keys to High Performance:
Michael Gelb’s other accomplishments include:
Certified in the Alexander Technique, and author of Body Learning: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique
Author of Present Yourself! Captivate Your Audience with Great Presentation Skills,
Author of best-selling audio programs on mind mapping and da Vinci’s notes on how to gain the creative advantage in work and career
Seminar leader at major corporations like DuPont, Merck, Microsoft, Nike, and Raytheon,
Professional speaker and organizational consultant to international clientele for over 30 years, and much more.