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Steven Kotler | Author and Journalist

Updated: Mar 3, 2023

Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist. He is one of the world’s leading experts on high performance. In 2013 his book, The Rise of Superman, was the first book in history to land on the New York Times bestseller list in the sports, science, psychology, and business categories.

In this episode Steven talks about performance and his latest book Last Tango in CyberSpace.

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Steven’s work have been translated into over 40 languages and appeared in over 100 publications, including The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Wired and TIME. He also appears frequently on television and radio, and lectures widely on human performance, disruptive technology and radical innovation.

Steven is also the cofounder of Creating Equilibrium, a conference/concert/innovation accelerator focused on solving critical environmental challenges, and, alongside his wife, author Joy Nicholson, Steven is the cofounder of Rancho de Chihuahua, a hospice care/special needs care dog sanctuary in the mountains of Northern New Mexico.

He has a BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and an MA from Johns Hopkins University and, whenever possible, can be found hurling himself down mountains at high speeds.


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