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Flow States

Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and the cofounder/director of research for the Flow Genome Project.


He talks about, “Decoding The Science of Ultimate Human Performance“, from his book “The Rise Of Superman - Decoding The Science of Ultimate Human Performance” and explained exactly how to biohack yourself into this state of flow, and how you can tap into this power to achieve amazing feats of physical and mental performance, even if you’re not a “super athlete”.

Then he goes on to write, “Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work“.


They’re harnessing rare and controversial states of consciousness to solve critical challenges and outperform the competition.

Steven Kotler, along with high performance expert Jamie Wheal (Executive Director of Flow Genome Project and a leading expert on the neuro-physiology of human performance), spent 4 years investigating the leading edges of this revolution.


  • The home of SEAL Team Six
  • Googleplex,
  • Burning Man festival,
  • Richard Branson’s Necker Island,
  • Red Bull’s training center,
  • Nike’s innovation team,
  • The United Nations’ Headquarters.

What they learned was very interesting. In their own ways, with differing languages, techniques, and applications, every one of these groups has been quietly seeking the same thing: the boost in information and inspiration that altered states provide.

Obviously this is spreading to the mainstream, fueling a trillion dollar underground economy and forcing us to rethink how we can all lead richer, more productive, more satisfying lives.

He writes about these accelerating forces in his latest book Stealing Fire.


Definitely check some of this stuff out. Here’s a video

Flow Genome Project - The Documentary from Flow Genome Project on Vimeo.