Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

Leonardo’s relentless curiosity and experimentation should remind us of the importance of instilling, in both ourselves and our children, not just received knowledge but a willingness to question it—to be imaginative and, like talented misfits and rebels in any era, to think different.

I understand the premature nature of commenting on a book I’ve yet to even be half way through may not make sense, but it’s a piece of historical literature I’ve been deeply enjoying thus far hence the brief praise on it. The build up to it’s release was so substantial via 2 of my favorite podcast - On Point Radio and The Tim Ferris Show, that there was no question I would read it but the conflict was whether I would consume it the traditional way or via audiobook format. I’m serious note-taker when I read so I went with the latter.

As the author Walter Isaacson has said, “Leonardo da Vinci died a poor man but he left us a wealth of lessons,” 2 of which I’ve come to esteem because I also can’t help be inquisitive about the most random sh*t in life combined with the unhealthy obsession of keeping notes of those interest inside of overpriced notebooks.

This is my first time ever reading a biographical piece and I believe I just discoverd a new genre to further explore.