Steven Kotler
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  • "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

  • "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

Steven Kotler is a best-selling author and award-winning journalist. His most recent book, The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance, was released in March 2014 and hit the Wall Street Journal Best-Seller List. He is also the co-founder and director of research for the Flow Genome Project, an international scientific effort to decode the mysteries of ultimate human performance.

Steven was co-author of 
Abundance, which was released by Simon and Schuster in 2012. It debuted at #2 on The New York Times Best-Seller List and stayed on the list for more than two months. Abundance has received international praise and was named by CNBC as one of the Top 12 Business Books of 2012 and by Fortune as Top 5 Must-Read Business Books of 2012.  

Steven is also the author of the  Pulitzer Prize-nominated
A Small Furry Prayer; the Pen-West finalist, West of Jesus; and the best-selling novel and winner of the 2000 William L. Crawford IAFA Fantasy Award, The Angle Quickest for Flight.

His articles have appeared internationally, in more than 70 publications, including the
New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, Wired, Forbes, Discover, and National Geographic. He writes "Far Frontiers," a blog about innovation and entrepreneurship for, and "The Playing Field," a blog about the science of sport and culture, for

Steven is also the co-founder of Rancho de Chihuahua dog sanctuary, which has been nationally recognized for pioneering new methodologies in both hospice care for elderly animals and long term rehabilitation for special needs animals. Prior to this work, and alongside the LA Lakers and 826 LA, Steven was co-founder of the nonprofit, The Reporter's Gym, a sports-writing camp for inner city high school students.

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