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The Long Game Part 1: Why Leonardo DaVinci was no genius from Delve on Vimeo.


Do you ever have that feeling that everyone else is more successful than you?
If you think that's bad - try being Leonardo Da Vinci.

This is the first of a two-part series on our distorted view of creativity and success.


For more on Leonardo DaVinci's little known early years take a look at:
"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
"Mastery" by Robert Greene

This series began life as a couple of essays on Medium
47 years to success


All paintings and archive in the Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons & Prelinger Archives
Ultimate Fails Compilation:
The Craig Ferguson Show © CBS

Music released under a Creative Commons Licence

"Nola" by Broke for Free
"Lullaby" by _ghost

With extracts from:
"Frozen Star" by Kevin Macleod
"William Tell Overture" by Giachino Rossini

Story Design and Production by Adam Westbrook

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