Friday Download: The Rise of Superman

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In this week’s Friday Download: A book that empowers individuals to achieve the impossible. The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance by New York Times bestselling author Steven Kotler has been called “A thrill ride of a book.” Kotler looked to dozens of top action and adventure sports athletes like big wave legend Laird Hamilton, skateboarding pioneer Danny Way, and big mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones , to understand the science of “flow,” an optimal state of consciousness in which we perform and feel our best.


The Rise of Superman explains how we can decode and apply “flow” to different domains of our lives and radically accelerate performance, achieving more than ever thought possible. According to Kotler, “flow” is how we achieve near perfect decision making, and in these action and adventure sports – it’s flow or die. Check out the Bundle.


The BitTorrent Bundle includes:

Extended Deluxe Excerpt: Preface-Introduction-Chapter One
This excerpt, exclusive to BitTorrent, includes the Preface, Introduction, and Chapter One of The Rise of Superman. In it, you will get “The Why of Flow”, “Before The Flow”, and “The Way of Flow.”

Cliff Hucking in Ten Easy Lessons
Cliff Hucking in Ten Easy Lessons is an essay author Steven Kotler wrote that was only available previously with purchase of “Skiing the Edge” a “best of” skiing and snowboarding collection by Jules

Chapter Seven Outtakes
Chapter Seven Outtakes is an exclusive glimpse into the writing process of The Rise of Superman. This is the original draft of Chapter Seven, including an unpublished section on mountain biking with with editing notes from Jamie Wheal, Executive Director of the Flow Genome Project, and a short introduction by Kotler.

Official Video Trailer
The Official Video Trailer for The Rise of Superman. The video examines how flow enables the groundbreaking leaps in ultimate human performance made by surfers, skateboarders, skiers, rock climbers and more.

Bionic Man
The Bionic Man is an article written by Steven Kotler for Playboy on Major David Rozelle and Dr. Hugh Herr, two early pioneers in extreme sports and flow. You will learn more of Hugh Herr in Chapter 11 of The Rise of Superman, but here is your introduction. The entire article (over 5,400 words) was originally slated for inclusion in The Rise of Superman, now only available here.


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