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The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance

The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance

Written by Steven Kotler

Narrated by Jeff Cummings


The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance

Written by Steven Kotler

Narrated by Jeff Cummings

ratings:
4.5/5 (145 ratings)
Length:
9 hours
Released:
Mar 4, 2014
ISBN:
9781480572096
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Wall Street Journal Bestseller

In this groundbreaking book, New York Times bestselling author Steven Kotler decodes the mystery of ultimate human performance. Drawing on over a decade of research and first-hand reporting with dozens of top action and adventure sports athletes like big wave legend Laird Hamilton, big mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones, and skateboarding pioneer Danny Way, Kotler explores the frontier science of "flow," an optimal state of consciousness in which we perform and feel our best.

Building a bridge between the extreme and the mainstream, The Rise of Superman explains how these athletes are using flow to do the impossible and how we can use this information to radically accelerate performance in our own lives.

At its core, this is a audiobook about profound possibility; about what is actually possible for our species; about where-if anywhere-our limits lie.

Released:
Mar 4, 2014
ISBN:
9781480572096
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. He is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance. He is the author of nine bestsellers (out of thirteen books total), including The Art of Impossible, The Future Is Faster Than You Think, Stealing Fire, The Rise of Superman, Bold and Abundance. His work has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes, translated into over 40 languages, and appeared in over 100 publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, TIME and the Harvard Business Review. Steven is also the cohost of Flow Research Collective Radio, a top ten iTunes science podcast. Along with his wife, author Joy Nicholson, he is the cofounder of the Rancho de Chihuahua, a hospice and special needs dog sanctuary.   



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  • (4/5)
    Examines how extreme athletes have pushed human achievements further and faster than anytime in previous history by achieving "flow" or the mental state of being completely in the moment & having everything happen seamlessly & without thought. Cutler argues that anyone can use flow to "hack" their life to achieve amazing results in all areas of creativity, work, etc. A fascinating read.
  • (5/5)
    It's my first time hearing about Flow. Steven Kotler explains the concept so vividly and in such great detail using real events in history, that I now have a strong conviction that my life will never be the same again. I want to intentionally keep tapping into my flow state as I pursue all my dreams. Thank you Steven Kotler.
  • (4/5)
    Lots of examples, very practical and clearly written. Great audio narrative
  • (5/5)
    An amazing book for those interested in education, innovation and excellence.
  • (5/5)
    2nd time through was better than the first!! Listened in 2017 and 2020
  • (3/5)
    Interesting and fun to listen to but the author lacks a basic scientific understanding of the principles he discusses.