Michael J. Gelb, is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning, and innovative leadership. For 25 years he has lead seminars for organizations such as Nike, Merck, IBM, Microsoft, and DuPont. A retired professional juggler who once performed with the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, Gelb created the Juggling Metaphor Method. A passionate student of the Renaissance and the nature of genius, he ignited the current fascination with all things da Vinci with his How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day. The New York Times, the Washington Post, and Training Magazine have all featured Gelb's work and he has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN and the BBC. His latest book is Innovate Like Edison: The Five-Step System for Breakthrough Business Success .