The term “Renaissance man” comes from fifteenth-century Italy and refers to the idea of a person with knowledge and skills in a number of different areas. Perhaps no single individual defines the ideas of a Renaissance man better than Leonardo da Vinci—an artist, scientist, architect, engineer and inventor.
Though Leonardo da Vinci may be most famous for his works as an artist (e.g. the “Mona Lisa”), he actually spent quite a bit more time working on his endeavors in science and technology.
“Principles for the development of a complete mind: Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses- especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” --Leonardo da Vinci
At its foundation, innovation means to introduce something new; typically an improvement on an existing system. Innovations, by nature, should be game-changing and ground-breaking (a.k.a. "revolutionary")
Leonardo da Vinci, one of the most prolific inventors in history, dreamed up inventions and innovations across a variety of fields. Whether designing weapons of war, flying machines, water systems or work tools, da Vinci the inventor (much like da Vinci the artist) was never afraid to look beyond traditional thinking or “dream big.”
An intervention is an act; it's a strategy that's executed to help effectively improve the quality of something, the intent to reach a desired, lasting and significantly changed outcome.
"Creativity is an important part of being an effective artist; Inquiry is what drives innovative thinking." Miss E.
Watch this documentary "Billions in Change" to learn about Michigan billionaire Manoj Bhargava, founder of the 5-Hour Energy company, who has pledged to give away most of his wealth. "Manoj is going public for the first time with work he’s been funding on inventions that alleviate global suffering by attacking problems in the areas of water purity, energy availability and health."