This is book #6 on my top ten list.
The official website of the book has a robust description, including this excerpt:
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.Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal
I will warn you that this book deals with altered states of consciousness. It takes a close and evidence-based look at how human beings enter a state of flow individually and in collectives. It uncovers the restorative, empowering and addictive nature of this state.
I will only ask you this. Once you have read Stealing Fire, please comment below by sharing what you do or have done to enter a state of flow.
Enjoy the read!