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  • "First, I'd like readers to read "Abundance" ...because if they did that, they would see that while the headlines are really bad in the world today, the trend lines are pretty good. Extreme poverty is down. The health care is improving dramatically around the world. There are developments now which make me believe we might be able to do what we did in the 90s, which is to use technological developments to create more jobs than we lose. For the last few months, for the first time in literally more than a decade, 40 percent of the new jobs have been in higher wage categories. I think people should read this and get some good ideas."
    -President Bill Clinton

  • "What Steven Kotler is seeking is nothing less than the big explanation."
    -Village Voice

  • "Many thanks to you and Steve Kotler for a wonderful event. Steve generated a lot of conversation in our group and that extended well into the next day. Very successful!!"
    -ARCH Ventures

  • "Steven was FABULOUS!"
    -St. Mary's University

  • "Steven Kotler's presentation was cutting-edge and utterly engaging. He introduced our audience to a unique set of concepts and perspectives that left participants deeply informed, richly inspired, and with a renewed sense of purpose. I recommend him highly."
    -The SuperheroYou Conference

  • "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."
    -Arianna Huffington

  • "Steven connected with our audience in an unimaginable way. His incredible breadth of neuroscience knowledge allowed him to dramatically engage our group of academics and mental health professionals. The session was high energy, innovative, humorous and at times even heart warming. This talk was a masterful demonstration of skill and talent from a brilliant mind. An experience worth repeating!"
    -The International Society for Neurofeedback and Research

  • "Steven Kotler presents a vision for the future that not only brings optimism, but inspires all who listen. His visit left our business school buzzing, and transformed student's visions for the roles business leaders can play in shaping the future."
    -University of Iowa School of Business

Steven Kotler

NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR; INNOVATION LEADER; PEAK PERFORMANCE EXPERT; CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH FOR THE FLOW GENOME PROJECT
Steven Kotler is a New York Times best-selling author, an award-winning journalist and the Co-founder & Director of Research for the Flow Genome Project. He is one of the world's leading experts on ultimate human performance.

His work has been translated into over 40 languages and has appeared in 80 publications, including The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Forbes, Wired and TIME. He also writes "Far Frontiers," a blog about science and culture for Forbes.com, appears frequently on television and radio and lectures widely on technological, scientific and cultural issues, both to corporate and education institutions. Recent appearances include Google, JP Morgan, Omnicom Media, and Menlo Ventures.

His latest work, The Rise of Superman, was one of the most talked about books in 2014 and the first book in history to chart simultaneously in four different categories on national best-seller lists (sports, science, psychology and business) In it, Steven decodes the science of flow, an optimal state of peak performance where the impossible becomes possible—with critical implications in business, education, technology, and society as a whole.

His other books have explored the intersection of human capabilities, technology and consciousness. Abundance breaks down four emerging forces that give humanity the potential to significantly raise global standards of living over the next 20 to 30 years. Abundance spent 10 weeks atop the New York Times best-seller list and appeared on four prestigious "Best Book of the Year" lists. A Small, Furry Prayer—Steven's book about the relationship between humans and animals—was a national best-seller and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize; West of Jesus, which examines the neurobiology of spiritual experience, was a Pen/West finalist; and his best-selling novel, The Angle Quickest For Flight, won the William L. Crawford IAFA Fantasy Award.

Alongside his wife, author Joy Nicholson, Steven is the Co-founder of Rancho de Chihuahua, a dog sanctuary in the mountains of Northern New Mexico. He has a BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and an MA from Johns Hopkins University.

Never known for slowing down, in 2015, Steven is releasing two new books. In February, BOLD, the follow-up to Abundance, will hit stands. In May, it's Tomorrowland, a book about the transformation of science fiction into science fact. Stay tuned.

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