Steven Kotler

Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and the Cofounder/Director of Research for the Flow Genome Project. He is one of the world’s leading experts on ultimate human performance. His latest work, Bold, was called a “visionary roadmap for change” by president Bill Clinton, and spent many weeks atop both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. 

His previous book, The Rise of Superman, was one of the most talked about books in 2013 and the first book in history to land on national bestseller lists in the sports, science, and business categories simultaneously. In it, Steven decodes the science of flow, an optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and perform our best.

Steven's writings have been translated into over 40 languages and appeared in over 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, appears frequently on television and radio, and lectures widely on technological, scientific and cultural issues, both to corporate and education institutions.