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Garret LoPorto, has been featured in The New York Times, Money Magazine, The Boston Globe and The London Financial Times. He is a successful entrepreneur, CEO, presenter at MIT, U.S. & International patent-pending inventor, and father of two children. He lives with his wife and children in Concord, Massachusetts.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 284 pages
  • Publisher: Media for Your Mind, Inc. (August 9, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977486001
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977486007
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #363,851 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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145 of 152 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on December 13, 2005
Format: Paperback
Are you impulsive, like new situations, change things just to see what happens, give 100% on a project then need to crash and do nothing, bored with routine? Do you feel out of place and are always trying to fit in? Do you have difficulty finishing the projects you have started? Are you sure there is something more to life but you are not sure what? If this describes you then read this book.

Garrett Loporto's wonderful book describes what he calls the Davinci type personality. According to Garrett most successful entrepreneurs, inventors, rock stars are Davinci types who harness the power of their personalities.

If you are wondering why you have not yet made your millions this book is a good place to start looking for the answer.

Being a Davinci type can have its downside. Because of your Davinci personality your behaviour probably meant you did not fit in easily when you were young and adults shamed you until you learnt to suppress your natural instincts. If I had $5 for every time my father said "I do not understand you" I would have been independently wealthy before I finished school.

Loporto points out that suppressing your instincts can lead to:

- Procrastination

- Distractibility

- Irritability

- Addiction

- Listlessness & Depression

- Feeling like a Fraud

- Fear of Success

If any of this resonates with you then read this book. I have just started to read it for the second time and I feel sure I will read it a few more times after that.
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71 of 77 people found the following review helpful By BoatFixx on January 7, 2006
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I stayed in my jammies for a day and a half and read the book cover to cover. I learned a lot about myself and how I tick. However, Loporto's process to access the unconscious me is a bit too "Jedi Knight.... Luke! Feel the force", for me to take that portion of his process seriously. Now, don't take me wrong! I benefited from the book. However, I question his process that is supposed to access the unconscious portion of our mind.(powers) But I am an Alpha-Type, a staunch realist, so that is what I do. Do not let this stop you from reading his book. It is an excellent read and it has helped me greatly to see that I am O.K. and will do very well without being put on drugs!
I'm now excited about my future instead of fearing it! And, I'm 51 years old!

I was a bit harsh on the author. After seeking to understand the process more closely, I have to say that the process really may have a great impact on not only adults but even more important the youths in our society that are being robbed of their lives by being put on drugs for their ADD & ADDHD.
If a more spiritual, mystical (Jedi Night, "the force") is in order then so be it. Anything... Anything at all to help these youths that are gifted yet are being condemned to a drug altered life.
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60 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Heather Peirce on January 9, 2006
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I have a husband and 5 year old son that are both DaVincis. I couldn't stop laughing at how well the author knew them both. DaVincis, according to the author are:

- High Energy

- Impulsive

- Highly Creative

- Distractible

- Sensation Seeking

- Adventurous Risk takers

- Mavericks

This book is full of practical and useful tools for helping both father and son achieve their full potential and live happy, fulfilling lives. I didn't realize the angst and frustration that abiding by the rules and the status quo of society could cause people with DaVinci type personalities. I knew my husband was a rebel, but I thought it was immaturity. I didn't realize this is part of his gift!

I learned that DaVincis who are able to express themselves freely can become amazingly successful. I always knew my husband could be brilliant, but I never understood his unusual ways until I read this book.

This book is very healing. It is full of processes that "neurotic" DaVincis can use to heal their wounds from growing up in an industrialized society intolerant of their creative temperament. Apparently our school systems can do a lot of damage to young DaVincis and The DaVinci Method helps adult DaVincis heal those wounds that often lead to frustration, addiction and self-sabotage. My husband is benefiting already.

Meanwhile, The DaVinci Method is also helping me help my son avoid these negative "shaming" experiences as he grows up. Now I have the tools to help him respect and love his unique gift - the same tools that the mothers of Thomas Edison and Richard Branson apparently used to raise their own amazingly successful DaVinci kids.
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47 of 52 people found the following review helpful By M. Sussman on January 10, 2006
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I've been a successful entrepreneur for 30 years. What I like about the DaVinci Method is that it teaches you how to tap in to your instincts and enthusiasm and helps you build your own inner sense of knowing what the best move is. What great entrepreneurs do is invent new & better ways of doing things. They don't just follow rules, a lot of times they have to transcend the rules. The DaVinci Method helps you reawaken that natural gift of knowing how to break the old rules and invent new ways of succeeding.

This book also helps you find the track to keep your enthusiasm alive. You're not going to get to your goal if you're driven solely by mental ambition; you need that enthusiasm that comes from the heart to sustain you through thick and thin. The DaVinci Method will show you how.

Most other entrepreneur and business books give you lists of action steps or formulas to blindly follow, but what they don't do is show you how to build in your own inner sense of knowing, in any given moment, what the best move is. If you can feel your enthusiasm you know you are lined up to hit that ball out of the park.
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