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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (2 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steven Kotler, Jamie Wheal Narrator: Fred Sanders Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2017 ISBN: 9780062659736
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It’s the biggest revolution you’ve never heard of, and it’s hiding in plain sight. Over the past decade, Silicon Valley executives like Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk, special operators like the Navy SEALs and the Green Berets, and maverick scientists like Sasha Shulgin and Amy Cuddy have turned everything we thought we knew about high performance upside down. Instead of grit, better habits, or 10,000 hours, these trailblazers have found a surprising short cut. They’re harnessing rare and controversial states of consciousness to solve critical challenges and outperform the competition.

New York Times bestselling author Steven Kotler and high performance expert Jamie Wheal spent four years investigating the leading edges of this revolution—from the home of SEAL Team Six to the Googleplex, the Burning Man festival, Richard Branson’s Necker Island, Red Bull’s training center, Nike’s innovation team, and the United Nations’ Headquarters. And what they learned was stunning: 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.

Today, this revolution 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. Driven by four accelerating forces—psychology, neurobiology, technology and pharmacology—we are gaining access to and insights about some of the most contested and misunderstood terrain in history. Stealing Fire is a provocative examination of what’s actually possible; a guidebook for anyone who wants to radically upgrade their life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An electrifying, fast-paced journey into the deep potential of the human brain.”

    David Eagleman, neuroscientist, New York Times bestselling author, presenter of PBS’s The Brain

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JayC | 12/28/2017

    " This book gives you a look at what highly educated people in wealthy nations will be doing 10 years from now. Their activities will push current norms and government regulations in business and personal lives. Will this lead to increased social and economic inequality or to a commitment to social justice? The authors are hopeful but more analysis is needed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fred | 6/30/2017

    " excellent exciting book I will hear a second time!!! I will start it over today; very timely and well written; intelligent very stimulating update on current state of human consciousness." This may well change how you see the american dilemma and our world "catastrophic" situation. I believe they are however, missing a major piece of the puzzle tho they touch on it and seemingly do not recognize just how it "rules" our reality currently. "

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About the Author

Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and cofounder and director of research for the Flow Genome Project. His books include the nonfiction works The Rise of Superman, Abundance, A Small Furry PrayerWest of Jesus, and the novel The Angle Quickest for Flight. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages. His articles have appeared in over sixty publications, including the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, Wired, GQ, Outside, Popular Science, Men’s Journal, and Discover. He lives in New Mexico with his wife, the author Joy Nicholson.

About the Narrator

Fred Sanders, winner of three Earphones Awards, has received critics’ praise for his audio narrations that range from nonfiction, memoir, and fiction to mystery and suspense. He been seen on Broadway in The Buddy Holly Story, in national tours for Driving Miss Daisy and Big River, and on such television shows as Seinfeld, The West Wing, Will and Grace, Numb3rs,Titus, and Malcolm in the Middle. His films include Sea of Love, The Shadow, and the Oscar-nominated short Culture. He is a native New Yorker and Yale graduate.