The remarkable resume of Leonardo da Vinci shows that even geniuses need to sell themselves

The remarkable resume of Leonardo da Vinci shows that even geniuses need to sell themselves

By Fouad Bendris

How Leonardo da Vinci’s resume still holds up technically today.

Before he was famous, before he painted the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, before he invented the helicopter, before he drew the most famous image of man, before he was all of these things, Leonardo da Vinci was an armorer, a weapons guy, a maker of things that go “boom”.

Fouad Bendris’s insight:
Like you, Leonardo da Vinci had to put together a resume to get his next gig. So in 1482, at the age of 30, he wrote out a letter and a list of his capabilities and sent it off to Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan. So to celebrate Leonardo’s birthday next Friday, April 15th, I’d like to share his wonderful resume with you, and what we can learn from it …

Source:: Strategy & Governance

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