Stealing Fire Jamie Wheal and Steven Kotler
Why are Silicon Valley Founders flocking to Burning Man?
What is Seal Team 6 doing with woo-woo technology developed by counter culture hippies?
And how can all of this help you unlock yourself from your own mental cage?
Jamie Wheal is the co-author of Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work. Today Jamie and I going to discuss how we can all benefit from a better understanding of altered states.
In this interview:
- Why startup founders are flocking to Burning Man
- Why 10,000 hours doesn’t guarantee you’ll become a master
- Why dolphins get stoned
- How to tame your inner critic
- How Seal Team 6 (DEVGRU) is using altered states to be even more badass
- What action sport athletes, meditators, dancers, porn addicts, and bio-hackers all have in common
- The common traits of “ecstasis”
About Jamie Wheal
Jamie Wheal, Executive Director of Flow Genome Project, is a leading expert on the neuro-physiology of human performance. His work ranges from Fortune 500 companies like Cisco, Google, and Nike, to the U.S. Naval War College and Red Bull.
He combines a background in expeditionary leadership, wilderness medicine and surf rescue, with over a decade advising high-growth companies on strategy, execution and leadership. He speaks to diverse and high-performing communities such as Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), Summit Series, and MaiTai Global on the intersection of science and high performance.
At the Flow Genome Project, he leads a team of the world’s top scientists, athletes and artists dedicated to mapping the genome of the peak-performance state known as Flow.
He lives on the Colorado River with his wife Julie, their two kids Lucas and Emma, and a righteous Golden Retriever named Cassie.