Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work
Lessons from Navy Seals. 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. Markedly, they 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 shortcut. Specifically, harnessing rare and controversial states of consciousness to solve critical challenges and outperform the competition.
Lessons from Navy Seals, by New York Times bestselling author Steven Kotler and high-performance expert Jamie Wheal spent four years investigating the leading edges of this revolution.
Firstly, from the home of SEAL Team Six to the Googleplex. Thereafter, at the Burning Man festival and Richard Branson’s Necker Island. In addition, visiting the Red Bull’s training centre and Nike’s innovation team. Finally, ending at the United Nations headquarters. In conclusion, 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. Being, the boost in information and inspiration that altered states provide.
Today, this revolution is spreading to the mainstream. Consequently, fueling a trillion-dollar underground economy. Significantly, forcing us to rethink how we can all lead richer, more productive, more satisfying lives.
Driven by four accelerating forces. Namely; psychology, neurobiology, technology, and pharmacology. Henceforth, 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. Chiefly, it is a guidebook for anyone who wants to radically upgrade their life.
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Lessons from Navy Seals is an inspiring and insightful read exploring the commonalities in the altered states of consciousness shared by high powered business executives, US marines and top athletes.
Some learnings from my experience
Stealing Fire is about getting more out of life, our bodies and minds to enjoy happiness and success.