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Author: Jamie Wheal, Steven Kotler Narrator: Fred Sanders Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2017 ISBN: 9780062659736
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The author of the bestselling Bold and The Rise of Superman explores altered states of consciousness and how they can ignite passion, fuel creativity, and accelerate problem solving, in this groundbreaking book in the vein of Daniel Pink’s Drive and Charles Duhigg’s Smarter Faster Better.

Why has generating "flow" and getting "into the zone" become the goal of the world’s most elite organizations? Why are business moguls attending Burning Man? Why has meditation become a billion-dollar industry? Why are technology gurus turning to psychedelic drugs to unlock creativity?

All of these people are seeking to shift their state of mind as a way of unlocking their true potential. Altered states, the authors reveal, sharpen our decision making capabilities, unleash creativity, fuel cooperation, and let us tap into levels of inspiration and innovation unavailable at all other times. Stealing Fire combines cutting-edge research and first-hand reporting to explore a revolution in human performance — a movement millions of people strong to harness and utilize some of the most misunderstood and controversial experiences in history.

Building a bridge between the extreme and the mainstream, this groundbreaking and provocative book examines how the world’s top performers—the Navy SEALS, Googlers, Fortune 100 CEOs—are using altered states to radically accelerate performance and massively improve their lives, and how we can too.

Ultimately, Stealing Fire is a book about profound possibility—about what is actually possible for ourselves and our species when we unlock the full potential of the human mind.

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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. "

About the Author

Steven Kotler is an award-winning journalist and the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Abundance. His nonfiction work West of Jesus was a 2006 PEN West finalist. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, GQ, Wired, Discover, Popular Science, Details, Outside, National Geographic, and elsewhere. He also writes “The Playing Field,” a blog about the science of sport, for He runs the Rancho de Chihuahua dog sanctuary with his wife in New Mexico.

About the Narrator

Fred Sanders, an actor and Earphones Award–winning narrator, 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.