Tomorrow night is the 5th Ignite Minneapolis event, and I’m incredibly excited to present “La Dolce Duck Commander: How Duck Dynasty Teaches Us About da Vinci.” If you’re unfamiliar with Ignite, basically it’s a collection of local folks who are passionate about an idea or premise, and are given 5 minutes to talk about it in front of sold-out audiences at the Heights Theater. The catch, besides the timeframe, is that each speaker must make a 20-slide deck and each slide will auto-advance every 15 seconds. Hence the tagline: Enlighten us. But make it quick.
Here’s a snippet from my proposal to give you better idea exactly how this will work:
For nearly all, Leonardo da Vinci is at the top of the Old Masters, an unimaginable genius and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles namesake.
For most us, Duck Dynasty is a redneck, trashy TV show with a bunch or attention whoring buffoons with long beards made up of papa Phil with sons Jase and Willie at the center of most episodes, sometimes with *crazy* Uncle Si along for the ride, too.
However, there’s a method to their buffoonery, and I belief that method is reflected in da Vinci’s 7 principles for living and enhancing your understanding of the world you live in.
Even though the event is sold out, there is a wait list for those who’d like to attend. There are a whole lotta other cool presentations that I can’t wait to hear, plus…FREE BEER.
I’ll post my slides Thursday or Friday Slides are embedded below. But if you want to get a jump on living like da Vinci, check out Michael Gelb’s book on the subject–it’s part instruction, part workbook–and start living the principles!