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How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci

Wednesday, July 15
12 – 1 p.m.

Join members of the New York Alternative Investment Roundtable and the Gabelli School of Business for a discussion with author and executive leadership coach Michael J. Gelb, who will discuss his book How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day and how some of the same principles behind da Vinci’s genius can be applied to investing.

From some of the ways that people can boost their senses and uncover abilities that they may not even be aware of, to steps that can help expand the mind, Gelb will touch on how da Vinci’s principles can be used as inspiration for how people can expand their thinking. From curiosità, a curiosity-based approach to life, to connessione, the way that everything it ultimately interconnected, da Vinci’s works and notes serve as the basis for seven main principles that can be applied to everyday life and investing.

Topics he will discuss include: creative thinking, conscious capitalism, and leading in uncertain times.

Agenda

12 p.m. Welcome Remarks and Speaker Introduction

Alessandra Tocco, President, New York Alternative Investment Roundtable

12:08 p.m. Discussion

Moderator: Donna Rapaccioli, Dean of the Gabelli School of Business
Interviewee: Michael Gelb, Senior Fellow at The Center for Humanistic Management and Academic Partner, Gabelli School of Business

12:45 p.m.

Q&A from audience

1 p.m. Closing Remarks

Alessandra Tocco, President, New York Alternative Investment Roundtable

About Michael Gelb
Michael J. Gelb is a senior fellow at the Center for Humanistic Management and a member of the Fordham University Gabelli School of Business’ Leading People and Organizations Advisory Board. He co-taught the acclaimed Leading Innovation Executive Seminar at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business for more than 10 years and was awarded a Batten Fellowship in Innovation. He is the author of 17 books, which have been translated into 25 different languages. Michael has served as an executive coach and leadership development consultant for organizations including Dupont, Genetech, KPMG, Merck, Microsoft, and YPO.

If possible, participants are encouraged to read the book in advance of the discussion. The book is available online through https://michaelgelb.com/resources/

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This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.