Steven Kotler Biography, Age, Net Worth, Flow, Books

Steven Kotler Biography

Steven Kotler is an American, New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, and entrepreneur. His articles have appeared in over 70 publications, including The New York Times Magazine, LA Times, Wired, Time Magazine, GQ, Discover, Popular Science, Outside, Men’s Journal, Details, and National Geographic Adventure. He is one of the world’s leading experts on high performance. Alongside his wife, author Joy Nicholson, he is also the co-founder of the Rancho de Chihuahua dog sanctuary.

Steven Kotler Age

He was born 25 May 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He is currently 51 years old.

Steven Kotler Net Worth

He is an American bestselling author, journalist, and entrepreneur. His articles have appeared in over 70 publications, including The New York Times Magazine, LA Times, Wired, GQ, Discover, Popular Science, Outside, Men’s Journal, Details and National Geographic Adventure. He has an estimated net worth of $2 Million.

Steven Kotler Early Life

He was born in Chicago, Illinois. After attending Orange High School in Cleveland, Ohio, and he graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1989 with degrees in English and Creative Writing. He received an MA in Creative Writing from The Johns Hopkins University.

Steven Kotler Flow

He is a Director of Research for the Flow Genome Project and his co-founder. At the Flow Genome Project, he has worked with clients ranging from Fortune 1000 companies such as Cisco, Google & Deloitte to world-class athletes and entrepreneurs to the US Special Forces. He also leads citizen scientist research at the Flow Genome Project including studies on the relationship between Flow and Creativity.

The Flow Genome Project is a trans-disciplinary, international organization committed to mapping the genome of Flow by 2020 and training individuals and organizations to harness Flow so as to optimize their performance and output.

Steven Kotler Wife

He married Joy Nicholson who was born in Wisconsin and then moved to Palos Verdes, California when she was in kindergarten.

Steven Kotler Books

• West of Jesus: Surfing, Science and the Origin of Belief,
• A Small, Furry Prayer: Dog Rescue and the Meaning of Life,
• Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think,
• The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance
• Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact the World,
• Tomorrowland: Our Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact,
• Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work, co-authored with Jamie Wheel,

Steven Kotler Stealing Fire

Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling 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 high performance, disruptive technology and innovation.

He is also the author of eight books, including Stealing Fire, The Rise of Superman, Tomorrowland, Bold, Abundance, West of Jesus, A Small Furry Prayer and The Angle Quickest for Flight.
His writing has been translated into over 40 languages and appeared in over 80 publications, including The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Forbes, Wired and TIME.

Steven Kotler The Rise Of Superman

He announces the next book The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance. The book explores the state of consciousness known as “flow”, an optimal state in which humans perform and feel their best.

The Rise of Superman explains how extreme athletes are accelerating their flow states to perform better and how people can use the same tactics to accelerate performance in everyday tasks. The book he wrote, included examples from adventure athletes including big wave surfer Laird Hamilton, skater Danny Way, and big mountain snowboarders Travis Rice and Jeremy Jones.

Stephen Kotler Abundance

He published another book, The Future Is Better Than You Think with Peter H. Diamandis. It revolves around ideas that the world is getting better and in the future, most people of the world will have access to clean water, food, energy, health care, education, and everything else that is necessary for a first world standard of living, thanks to technological innovation.

He argues progress in artificial intelligence, robotics, infinite computing, ubiquitous broadband networks, digital manufacturing, nanomaterials, synthetic biology, and many other growing technologies will enable the human race to make greater gains in the following two decades than in the previous two hundred years.

New York Times Bestselling Author Steven Kotler Talks ‘Flow,’ Cannabis And His Involvement In Cannabinoid Research

Steven Kotler, a journalist, New York Times best-selling book author, and entrepreneur is a unique guy. He’s dedicated a big part of his life to the study of the “Ultimate Human Performance,” and the neuropsychological elements driving it.

Beyond writing and research, Kotler has been involved in several businesses and projects, including the Flow Research Collective, an organization dedicated to decoding the science behind said “ultimate human performance.” In his latest career move, the author has joined Ojai Energetics, a cannabis technology company, as an advisor. Kotler expressed excitement around “the possibilities of researching the overlaps between the endocannabinoid system and Flow.”

“Flow is defined as an optimal state of consciousness, a state where you feel your best and perform your best. The findings, for example, include seventy-six percent average improvement in performance from Kotler’s training,” Ojai Energetics founder and CEO Will Kleidon said during a recent conversation.

Kotler added we have no idea how CBD, THC and other cannabinoids relate to Flow. “We have evidence that flow itself produces anandamide, naturally. CBD can boost anandamide levels in the body. We have anecdotal evidence that THC helps people get into the flow,” he said. “We have started in on a very long research program to examine these questions.”


n this episode of the innovation show podcast, host Aidan McCullen talks with Steven Kotler. The world created in Last Tango is based very closely on our world about five years from now, and all technology in the book either exists in labs or is rumored to exist.

With its electrifying sentences, subtle humor, and an intriguing main character, readers are sure to find something that resonates with them in this groundbreaking cyberpunk science fiction thriller.

We welcome award-winning journalist, executive director of the flow research collective, world-leading expert on high performance, multiple New York Times bestselling author, and author of “Last Tango in Cyberspace” Steven Kotler.

Stephen Kotler Novels

  • The Angle Quickest for Flight
  • Last Tango in Cyberspace

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