Leonardo da Vinci’s résumé.

Hate writing résumés? Have to sum up your life’s accomplishments in a few paragraphs? Well, I’m sure even genius Leonardo da Vinci scratched through a few drafts before he sent this résumé off to the Duke of Milan.

The final work is terrific (like lots of his other stuff), and talks about what Leo can do for the Duke. You can learn a lot about résumé writing from looking this over. Maybe about inventing flying machines too. Okay, probably not that last thing. A sample:

9. Where the operation of bombardment might fail, I would contrive catapults, mangonels, trabocchi, and other machines of marvellous efficacy and not in common use. And in short, according to the variety of cases, I can contrive various and endless means of offense and defense.


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