Steven Kotler is a New York Times-bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and the founder and executive director of the Flow Research Collective. He is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance.
"Diamandis and Kotler does a masterful job of explaining why we are at the start of a new era of radically increasing standards of living throughout the world. Abundance is essential reading for anyone looking for a better tomorrow."
Bill Clinton, 42nd U.S. President
"Bold is a visionary roadmap for people who believe they can change the world - and offers invaluable advice about bringing together the partners and technologies to help them do it."
Sir Richard Branson, Chairman of the Virgin Group
"Abundance provides proof that the proper combination of technology, people and capital can meet any grand challenge."
Arianna Huffington, CEO, Huffington Post
“At a moment when our world faces multiple crises and is awash in pessimism, Abundance redirects the conversation, spotlighting scientific innovators working to improve people’s lives around the world. The result is more than a portrait of brilliant minds – it’s a reminder of the infinite possibilities for doing good when we tap into our own empathy and wisdom.”
Ray Kurzweil, Director of Engineering at Google, Author of How to Create a Mind and The Singularity is Near
"The Rise of Superman is a page-turning, game-changing account of the secrets of ultimate human performance—a must read for anyone interested in seriously raising the level of their game."
Michael S. Dell, CEO, Dell Computers
“I loved Peter Diamandis’ and Steven Kotler’s book Abundance, their writing and their Vision. BOLD is an amazing sequel, a book that every entrepreneur should read. It is inspiring, filled with incredible insights and offers a practical how-to game plan for going big and impacting the world."
Someone once calculated that Steven has published over 5 million words. We have no idea if this is true, but what we can confirm: Steven is the author of 14 books, including 11 bestsellers and 4 New York Times bestsellers.
His books are: The Art of Impossible, The Rise of Superman, The Future is Faster Than You Think, Bold, Abundance, Tomorrowland, A Small Furry Prayer, Last Tango in Cyberspace, Mapping Cloud Nine, The Devil’s Dictionary and The Angle Quickest for Flight.
His work has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes, been translated into over 40 languages and appeared in over a 100 publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, Wall Street Journal and TIME.
Steven Kotler's follow up to Last Tango in Cyberspace, a near-future thriller about the evolution of empathy in the tradition of William Gibson and Neal Stephenson. Packed with intrigue and heart-pounding action, marked by unforgettable characters and vivid storytelling, filled with science-based brilliance and cult comic touches, The Devil’s Dictionary is Steven Kotler at his thrilling science fiction best.
The Art of Impossible is a practical playbook for peak performance. We’re all human, we all share the same biology, and the secret to peak performance is getting our biology to work for us rather than against us. How do you do that? That’s what the Art of Impossible is all about.
Cutting-edge discoveries in embodied cognition, flow science, and network neuroscience have revolutionized how we think about peak performance aging. On paper, these discoveries should allow older athletes to progress in supposedly “impossible” activities like park skiing (think: jumps and tricks.) To see if theory worked in practice, Kotler conducted his own ass-on-the-line experiment in applied neuroscience and later-in-life skill acquisition.
The Rise of Superman unlocks the code of ultimate human performance—bridging the gap between the extreme and the mainstream. The Financial Times calls it "a fascinating primer on how (to) use flow to accomplish what seem like impossible goals."
Stealing Fire is a provocative examination of what’s actually possible; according to author Neil Strauss it's "meticulously researched and innovatively conceptualized". Ultimately, its a guidebook for anyone who wants to radically upgrade their life.
Tomorrowland is a fascinating exploration of our incredible next: a deep dive into those future technologies happening now—those pivotal moments when science fiction became science fact–and what it means to be a part of this brave new world.
"A thrilling and important read!" - Howard Bloom
In Bold, Steven and Peter offer a highly practical playbook that arms today’s entrepreneurs, activists, and leaders with the tools and techniques they need to positively impact the world while simultaneously making their biggest dreams come true. Having received acclaim from Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Ray Kurzweil and Michael Dell it's a must read for all changemakers.
In The Angle Quickest for Flight, a quintet of eccentric outlaws search for a sacred book hidden in the Vatican. Steven’s bestselling first novel, which received acclaim from masters such as John Barth, moves with dizzying power across continents and epochs, weaving a multilayered narrative around secret societies, mad magicians, and a runaway boy named Angel.
West of Jesus is a spiritual and scientific surf quest. It’s an inquiry into the science of spirituality and the nature of belief–how it works in the body, the brain, our culture, and human history. This is why the Village Voice called it a quest for "nothing less than the big explanation". The exploration is carried out through the unraveling of a surf legend over a three-year globetrotting quest. The results are a startling mix of big waves and bigger ideas: a surfer's journey into the biological underpinnings of belief itself.
Abundance is an antidote to pessimism. The controversial thesis is that all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially growing technologies and three other powerful forces are conspiring to better the lives of billions.
"Agodsend for those who suffer from Armageddon fatigue." --The Economist
A Small Furry Prayer begins with Kotler's personal experience working with an ever-peculiar pack of dogs and becomes a much deeper investigation into exactly what it means to devote one's life to the furry and the four-legged. Along the way, Kotler combs through every aspect of canine-human relations, from human's long history with dogs through brand new research into the neuroscience of canine companionship, in the end discovering why living in a world of dogs may be the best way to uncover the truth about what it really means to be human. “Joyous… Brimming with humor, gratitude, and grace, this is a remarkable story.” ―Publishers Weekly
Technology is accelerating far more quickly than anyone could have imagined.
What happens as AI, robotics, virtual reality, digital biology, and sensors crash into 3D printing, blockchain, and global gigabit networks? How will these convergences transform today’s legacy industries? What will happen to the way we raise our kids, govern our nations, and care for our planet?
In 2025, technology has made massive leaps forward.Not every group wants to use it for good.Artic Pharmaceuticals has a new drug and a bad idea. They call on Lion, because he is the key to getting the formula they need. But when he starts to sense their hidden agenda, will they take drastic action?
Then Lion discovers a decapitated human head...Is he being hunted?Can he stop a global disaster?You’ll love this edge-of-your seat cyberpunk thriller, because it will keep you turning the pages late into the night.
How To Find Your Super Powers
Steven Interviewed By Evan Carmichael
Steven Kotler on Fareed Zakaria GPS
How We Chase Dopamine: Porn, Social Media, and Alcohol | Steven Kotler
"The Science of Maximizing Human Potential | Steven Kotler"
Talks at Google
Engineering Super Human Traits | Jason Silva and Steven Kotler