New Release Books by Steven Kotler

Steven Kotler is the author of The Devil's Dictionary (2022), The Art of Impossible (2021), The Future Is Faster Than You Think (2020), Last Tango in Cyberspace (2019) and other 11 books.

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The Devil's Dictionary

release date: Apr 19, 2022
The Devil's Dictionary
New York Times bestselling author Steven Kotler''s follow up to Last Tango in Cyberspace, a near-future thriller about the evolution of empathy in the tradition of William Gibson and Neal Stephenson. Hard to say exactly when the human species fractured. Harder to say when this new talent arrived. But Lion Zorn, protagonist of Last Tango in Cyberspace, is the first of his kind—an empathy tracker, an emotional forecaster, with a felt sense for how culture evolves and the future arrives. It’s also a useful skill in today’s competitive business market. In The Devil’s Dictionary, when a routine em-tracking job goes sideways and em-trackers themselves start disappearing, Lion finds himself not knowing who to trust in a life and death race to uncover the truth. And when the trail leads to the world’s first mega-linkage, a continent-wide national park advertised as the best way to stave off environmental collapse, and exotic animals unlike any on Earth start showing up—Lion’s quest for truth becomes a fight for the survival of the species. Packed with intrigue and heart-pounding action, marked by unforgettable characters and vivid storytelling, filled with science-based brilliance and cult comic touches, The Devil’s Dictionary is Steven Kotler at his thrilling science fiction best.

The Art of Impossible

release date: Jan 19, 2021
The Art of Impossible
New York Times Bestseller Bestselling author and peak performance expert Steven Kotler decodes the secrets of those elite performers—athletes, artists, scientists, CEOs and more—who have changed our definition of the possible, teaching us how we too can stretch far beyond our capabilities, making impossible dreams much more attainable for all of us. What does it take to accomplish the impossible? What does it take to shatter our limitations, exceed our expectations, and turn our biggest dreams into our most recent achievements? We are capable of so much more than we know—that’s the message at the core of The Art of Impossible. Building upon cutting-edge neuroscience and over twenty years of research, bestselling author, peak performance expert and Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective, Steven Kotler lays out a blueprint for extreme performance improvement. If you want to aim high, here is the playbook to make it happen! Inspirational and aspirational, pragmatic and accessible, The Art of Impossible is a life-changing experience disguised as a how-to manual for peak performance that anyone can use to shoot for the stars . . . space-suit, not included.

The Future Is Faster Than You Think

release date: Jan 28, 2020
The Future Is Faster Than You Think
From the New York Times bestselling authors of Abundance and Bold comes a practical playbook for technological convergence in our modern era. In their book Abundance, bestselling authors and futurists Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler tackled grand global challenges, such as poverty, hunger, and energy. Then, in Bold, they chronicled the use of exponential technologies that allowed the emergence of powerful new entrepreneurs. Now the bestselling authors are back with The Future Is Faster Than You Think, a blueprint for how our world will change in response to the next ten years of rapid technological disruption. Technology is accelerating far more quickly than anyone could have imagined. During the next decade, we will experience more upheaval and create more wealth than we have in the past hundred years. In this gripping and insightful roadmap to our near future, Diamandis and Kotler investigate how wave after wave of exponentially accelerating technologies will impact both our daily lives and society as a whole. What happens as AI, robotics, virtual reality, digital biology, and sensors crash into 3D printing, blockchain, and global gigabit networks? How will these convergences transform today’s legacy industries? What will happen to the way we raise our kids, govern our nations, and care for our planet? Diamandis, a space-entrepreneur-turned-innovation-pioneer, and Kotler, bestselling author and peak performance expert, probe the science of technological convergence and how it will reinvent every part of our lives—transportation, retail, advertising, education, health, entertainment, food, and finance—taking humanity into uncharted territories and reimagining the world as we know it. As indispensable as it is gripping, The Future Is Faster Than You Think provides a prescient look at our impending future.

Last Tango in Cyberspace

release date: May 14, 2019
Last Tango in Cyberspace
It was a new skill... One that might change the world. What could a person do who could track empathy? His friends call him Lion, he is the first of his kind. Some describe it as emotional foresight, but really, he can see cultural trends before they emerge. What he didn’t expect was for Big Pharma to come calling. In 2025, technology has made massive leaps forward. Not every group wants to use it for good. Artic Pharmaceuticals has a new drug and a bad idea. They call on Lion, because he is the key to getting the formula they need. But when he starts to sense their hidden agenda, will they take drastic action? Then Lion discovers a decapitated human head... Is he being hunted? Can he stop a global disaster? You’ll love this edge-of-your seat cyberpunk thriller, because it will keep you turning the pages late into the night. Get it now.

Stealing Fire

release date: Feb 21, 2017
Stealing Fire
National Bestseller CNBC and Strategy + Business Best Business Book of the Year It’s the biggest revolution you’ve never heard of, and it’s hiding in plain sight. Over the past decade, Silicon Valley executives like Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk, Special Operators like the Navy SEALs and the Green Berets, and maverick scientists like Sasha Shulgin and Amy Cuddy have turned everything we thought we knew about high performance upside down. Instead of grit, better habits, or 10,000 hours, these trailblazers have found a surprising short cut. They''re harnessing rare and controversial states of consciousness to solve critical challenges and outperform the competition. New York Times bestselling author Steven Kotler and high performance expert Jamie Wheal spent four years investigating the leading edges of this revolution—from the home of SEAL Team Six to the Googleplex, the Burning Man festival, Richard Branson’s Necker Island, Red Bull’s training center, Nike’s innovation team, and the United Nations’ Headquarters. And what they learned was stunning: In their own ways, with differing languages, techniques, and applications, every one of these groups has been quietly seeking the same thing: the boost in information and inspiration that altered states provide. Today, this revolution is spreading to the mainstream, fueling a trillion dollar underground economy and forcing us to rethink how we can all lead richer, more productive, more satisfying lives. Driven by four accelerating forces—psychology, neurobiology, technology and pharmacology—we are gaining access to and insights about some of the most contested and misunderstood terrain in history. Stealing Fire is a provocative examination of what’s actually possible; a guidebook for anyone who wants to radically upgrade their life.

Summary: Bold

release date: Jul 20, 2016
Summary: Bold
The must-read summary of Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler''s book: "Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World". This complete summary of the ideas from Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler''s book "Bold" shows that nowadays anybody can get involved in the technology industry and make money from it; they just need to have a bold mindset. The authors explain that the key to success is to become an exponential entrpreneur; that is, to harness the growing power of exponential technologies most effectively. By using these new technologies, such as robots or nanotechnology, you can make a real difference to the world as well as reaping your own benefits. This summary tells you all you need to know about becoming an exponential entrepreneur and using new technology to your advantage. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Develop your business knowledge To learn more, read "Bold" and start getting the most out of exponential technologies.

Tomorrowland

release date: May 12, 2015
Tomorrowland
The Flow Genome Project director and award-winning author of The Rise of Superman charts the world-changing transformation of fictional scientific concepts into real-world technologies. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Abundance

release date: Sep 23, 2014
Abundance
The authors document how four forces--exponential technologies, the DIY innovator, the Technophilanthropist, and the Rising Billion--are conspiring to solve our biggest problems. "Abundance" establishes hard targets for change and lays out a strategic roadmap for governments, industry and entrepreneurs, giving us plenty of reason for optimism.

The Rise of Superman

release date: Mar 04, 2014
The Rise of Superman
A razor-sharp analysis of how record-breaking exploits in extreme sport are redefining the limits of being human. Right now, more people are risking their lives for their sports then ever before in history. As Thomas Pynchon once put it in Gravity''s Rainbow, ''it is not often that Death is told so clearly to f@%* off''. Over the past three decades, the bounds of the possible in action and adventure sports - from sky-diving to motocross to surfing and beyond - have been pushed farther and faster. A generation''s worth of iconoclastic misfits have rewritten the rules of the feasible; not just raising the bar, but obliterating it altogether. Along the way, they have become a force pushing evolution relentlessly onward. In a thrilling narrative that draws on biology, psychology, and philosophy, Steven Kotler asks why, at the tail end of the 20th century and the early portion of the 21st, are we seeing such a multi-sport assault on reality? Did we somehow slip through a wormhole to another universe where gravity is optional and common sense obsolete? And where - if anywhere - do our actual limits lie?

A Small Furry Hope

release date: Nov 01, 2010
A Small Furry Hope
Steven Kotler was forty years old, single, and facing an existential crisis when he met Lila, a woman devoted to animal rescue. "Love me, love my dogs," was her rule, and Steven took it to heart. Spurred to move by a housing crisis in Los Angeles, Steven, Lila - and their eight dogs, then ten, then twenty, and then they lost count - bought a postage-stamp-sized farm in Chimayo, New Mexico. A Small Furry Hope chronicles their adventures at Rancho de Chihuahua, the sanctuary they created for their pack with special needs: the very old, the very sick, and, as Kotler says, "the really retarded." An insider look at the culture of dog rescue, A Small Furry Prayer weaves personal experience, and scientific inquiry into a fast-paced, fun-filled narrative that explores what it means to devote one''s life to the furry and the four-legged. Along the way, Kotler combs through every aspect of canine-human relations, from long human history with dogs to brand new research into the neuroscience of canine companionship, in the end discovering why living in a world made of dog may be the best way to uncover the truth about what it really means to be human.

A Small Furry Prayer

release date: Sep 28, 2010
A Small Furry Prayer
A look at the cult and culture of the dog-rescue movement in America based on the personal experience of the owners of Rancho de Chihuahua dog sanctuary in New Mexico.

West of Jesus

release date: Dec 01, 2008
West of Jesus
After spending two years in bed with Lyme disease, Steven Kotler had lost everything: his health, his job, his girl, and, he was beginning to suspect, his mind. Kotler, not a religious man, suddenly found himself drawn to the sport of surfing as if it were the cornerstone of a new faith. Why, he wondered, when there was nothing left to believe in, could he begin to believe in something as unlikely as surfing? What was belief anyway? How did it work in the body, the brain, our culture, and human history? With the help of everyone from rebel surfers to rocket scientists, Kotler undertakes a three-year globetrotting quest. The results are a startling mix of big waves and bigger ideas: a surfer''s journey into the biological underpinnings of belief itself.

The Angle Quickest for Flight

release date: Apr 05, 2001
The Angle Quickest for Flight
In The Angle Quickest for Flight, a quintet of eccentric metaphysicians searches for a sacred book looted during the Spanish Inquisition and tithed to the Vatican. Steven Kotler’s first novel, which received acclaim from masters such as John Barth, moves with dizzying power across continents and epochs, weaving a multilayered narrative around secret societies, mad magicians, and a runaway boy named Angel.

ABUNDANCIA

ABUNDANCIA
"Abundância - O Futuro É Melhor do que Você Imagina" documenta como o progresso nas áreas de inteligência artificial, robótica, manufatura digital, nanomateriais, biologia sintética e muitas outras tecnologias de crescimento exponencial permitirão que tenhamos, nas próximas duas décadas, ganhos maiores que os dos dois últimos séculos. Logo poderemos suprir todas as necessidades de cada homem, mulher e criança do planeta. A abundância universal está ao nosso alcance. Os autores apresentam dúzias de inovações e empreendedores que têm dado passos largos em áreas específicas. Nesse incrível antídoto contra o pessimismo atual, os autores exploram como quatro forças emergentes - tecnologias exponenciais, inovadores que seguem a filosofia faça-você-mesmo, tecnofilantropos e o bilhão ascendente - conspiram para resolver os maiores problemas da humanidade.

Roubando O Fogo

release date: Jul 10, 2017
Roubando O Fogo
Algumas revoluções começam com um tiro; outras, com uma festa. Nos tempos mais remotos da história da civilização ocidental, é possível encontrar narrativas cujos rebeldes protagonistas pagam qualquer preço por um estado alterado de consciência. Tais relatos indicam um padrão perene que atravessa a história humana. No centro dessa dinâmica está o mito de Prometeu, o rebelde original, que roubou o fogo dos deuses e o compartilhou com a humanidade. Ao fazê-lo, proporcionou ao ser humano não apenas luz e calor, mas o poder de semear a civilização: a linguagem, a arte, a medicina e a tecnologia. A transgressão dá resultado: o mundo se torna mais excitante, e novas percepções se acumulam. Inevitavelmente, em algum momento a festa sai do controle. Os guardiões da lei e da ordem encontram o ladrão e acabam com a diversão. Até outro rebelde iniciar o próximo ciclo. Roubando o fogo é a história da mais recente volta desse ciclo e, potencialmente, da primeira vez na história da humanidade em que temos a chance de conduzir a narrativa a um final diferente. É a história de toda uma classe de novos Prometeus - executivos do Vale do Silício, membros das forças especiais norte-americanas, cientistas, biohackers, artistas, empreendedores, entre muitos outros -, que se valem de técnicas extáticas para alterar a consciência e acelerar o desempenho. Estamos testemunhando uma grande onda, um crescente movimento de invasão dos céus para roubar o fogo dos deuses. Vivemos uma revolução nas possibilidades do ser humano. E essa revolução é o tema deste livro.
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