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    All of history's greatest figures achieved success in almost exactly the same way. But rather than celebrating this part of the creative process we ignore it.

    This missing chapter in the story of success reveals the secret to doing meaningful work. But in the modern world, full of distraction, do we have what it takes to do great things?

    The second in a three-part series about creativity.

    WATCH PART ONE: vimeo.com/84022735
    WATCH PART THREE: vimeo.com/151128399

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    Delve Deeper:

    The series was part inspired by Mastery by Robert Greene
    amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009U1U2IU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B009U1U2IU&linkCode=as2&tag=adammeetsworl-21

    You can read more about Leonardo daVinci's difficult years in: "Da Vinci's Ghost: Genius, Obsession and how Leonard Created the World in his Own Image" by Toby Lester amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1439189242/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=1439189242&linkCode=as2&tag=adammeetsworl-21

    This series began life as a couple of essays on Medium
    Difficult medium.com/i-m-h-o/a7f8bdabd67b
    47 years to success medium.com/the-dept-for-dangerous-ideas/8654ee14e4b2

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    Released under a Creative Commons Licence 3.0 - Remix & share with non-commercial attribution

    Credits:

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    "One" by Marcel Pequel (last.fm/music/Marcel+Pequel)
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    Subtitles:
    Spanish by Ana Ribera Molinos about.me/anaribera
    Portuguese by Gustavo Silveira
    Mandarin by Eric Lin cafewatercolor.com

    Story Design and Production by Adam Westbrook
    adamwestbrook.co.uk

    Published by
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    # vimeo.com/87448006 Uploaded 279K Plays 142 Comments
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    WATCH PART TWO: vimeo.com/87448006
    WATCH PART THREE: vimeo.com/151128399

    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.

    DELVE DEEPER

    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 amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1439189242/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=1439189242&linkCode=as2&tag=adammeetsworl-21
    "Leonardo and the age of the eye" by Ritchie Calder
    "Mastery" by Robert Greene amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009U1U2IU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B009U1U2IU&linkCode=as2&tag=adammeetsworl-21

    This series began life as a couple of essays on Medium
    Difficult medium.com/i-m-h-o/a7f8bdabd67b
    47 years to success medium.com/the-dept-for-dangerous-ideas/8654ee14e4b2

    Sources:

    All paintings and archive in the Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons & Prelinger Archives
    Ultimate Fails Compilation: youtube.com/watch?v=Ujwod-vqyqA
    The Craig Ferguson Show © CBS

    Music released under a Creative Commons Licence

    "Nola" by Broke for Free soundcloud.com/broke-for-free
    "Lullaby" by _ghost soundcloud.com/ghost-14

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

    Translations:
    Spanish by: Elena Sanchez
    Portuguese: Gustavo Silveira
    Indonesian: Farras Octara
    Mandarin: Eric Lin cafewatercolor.com

    Story Design and Production by Adam Westbrook
    adamwestbrook.co.uk

    Published by
    delve.tv

    # vimeo.com/84022735 Uploaded 359K Plays 70 Comments

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