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Flow Research Collective Radio is a podcast dedicated to helping you unlock the upper edge of your potential. Join New York Times bestselling author Steven Kotler and Co-Founder of the Flow Research Collective, Rian Doris as they attempt to decode the science of peak performance and flow with world leading experts on the topic. Kotler is the author of thirteen bestselling books including Bold, Abundance, Rise of Superman and Stealing Fire. His work has 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.The Flow Research Collective is focused on researching the neuroscience of flow states and training individuals and organizations to harness the power of flow so they can achieve more, faster. Research partners include institutions like USC, Imperial College London and Stanford University and clients include organizations like Accenture, Google and JP Morgan.

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Flow Research Collective Radio is a podcast dedicated to helping you unlock the upper edge of your potential. Join New York Times bestselling author Steven Kotler and Co-Founder of the Flow Research Collective, Rian Doris as they attempt to decode the science of peak performance and flow with world leading experts on the topic. Kotler is the author of thirteen bestselling books including Bold, Abundance, Rise of Superman and Stealing Fire. His work has 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.The Flow Research Collective is focused on researching the neuroscience of flow states and training individuals and organizations to harness the power of flow so they can achieve more, faster. Research partners include institutions like USC, Imperial College London and Stanford University and clients include organizations like Accenture, Google and JP Morgan.

    Unlocking Creativity and Maximizing Gratitude - Dr. Glenn Fox, Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman | Flow Research Collective Radio

    Unlocking Creativity and Maximizing Gratitude - Dr. Glenn Fox, Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman | Flow Research Collective Radio

    Today, we’re joined by Dr. Glenn Fox and Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, both of whom are dear friends and partners with the Flow Research Collective. Dr. Fox is one of the world’s leading experts in the neuroscience of gratitude and the Head of Program Design, Strategy, and Outreach at the USC Performance Science Institute.Dr. Kaufman is a humanistic psychologist He received his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Yale University and was named by Business Insider, one of “50 groundbreaking scientists who are changing the way we see the world”.In today’s episode, we talk about the neuroscience of creativity, how gratitude impacts the brain, and how can boost both your creativity and level of baseline gratitude.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Mastering Optimal Performance in High-Pressure Environments - Dr. Andrew Huberman and Rich Diviney | Flow Research Collective Radio

    Mastering Optimal Performance in High-Pressure Environments - Dr. Andrew Huberman and Rich Diviney | Flow Research Collective Radio

    In today’s episode, we discuss optimal performance in high-pressure environments.We are joined by Dr. Andrew Huberman and Rich Diviney. Dr. Andrew Huberman is a neuroscientist at Stanford. Rich Diviney draws upon more than 20 years of experience as a Navy SEAL Officer. Both of them are widely experienced in training optimal performance.Here is the thing, stress and the fight, flight or freeze response are part of our everyday life. Understanding stress and leveraging stress to your advantage can crucially impact your overall quality of life.We tap into the expertise and experience of our guests as we discuss how performance is related to fear, anxiety, struggle and pressure. You will learn how you can influence your nervous system as Dr. Huberman highlights the science behind stress responses. We also study the difference between peak states and optimal performance - as well as the habits that you can implement to improve your daily performance.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Exponential Technology, Innovation and Navigating Entrepreneurship in the Midst of Uncertainty - Jane Metcalfe and Salim Ismail | Flow Research Collective Radio

    Exponential Technology, Innovation and Navigating Entrepreneurship in the Midst of Uncertainty - Jane Metcalfe and Salim Ismail | Flow Research Collective Radio

    In this episode, we are joined by Jane Metcalfe and Salim Ismail. We discuss exponential technology, innovation, and navigating agile entrepreneurship.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Flow States & Unlocking Permanent Enlightenment — Dr. Andrew Newberg | Flow Research Collective Radio

    Flow States & Unlocking Permanent Enlightenment — Dr. Andrew Newberg | Flow Research Collective Radio

    In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist known for his research on mystical experiences, meditation, and enlightenment. ABOUT THE GUEST Dr. Andrew Newberg is a neuroscientist who studies the relationship between brain function and various mental states.  He is a pioneer in the neurological study of religious and spiritual experiences, a field known as “neurotheology.”  His research includes taking brain scans of people in prayer, meditation, rituals, and trance states, in an attempt to better understand the nature of religious and spiritual practices and attitudes.  RESOURCES Web: Dr. Andrew NewbergBook: How Enlightenment Changes Your BrainMore Videos and Podcasts: Dr. Andrew Newberg’s website

    • 1 hr 18 min
    How to Develop Grit and Amplify Your Creativity — Dr. Angela Duckworth and Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman | Flow Research Collective Radio

    How to Develop Grit and Amplify Your Creativity — Dr. Angela Duckworth and Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman | Flow Research Collective Radio

    About the episodeIn this episode, we are joined by Dr. Angela Duckworth who’s TED talk is among the most-viewed of all time. Her book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance is a #1 New York Times best seller. She is accompanied by Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman.Scott likes to share his enthusiasm for psychology through his teaching, writing, speaking, and podcast. In this episode, you will learn about: The definition of grit (2:50)Busting myths of creativity (08:30)The relationship between grit and dopamine (15:00)Why it is crucial to study outside your main area of expertise (18:40)Grit and autism (22:00)Achievement, talent and efforts (28:20)The role of autonomy in being gritty (31:50)Scott on his purpose in his life (36:00)The little depression after finishing a project (40:00)‍About the guestsAngela Duckworth is the founder and CEO of Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance scientific insights that help children thrive. She is also the Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, faculty co-director of the Penn-Wharton Behavior Change for Good Initiative, and faculty co-director of Wharton People Analytics. A 2013 MacArthur Fellow, Angela has advised the White House, the World Bank, NBA and NFL teams, and Fortune 500 CEOs. Prior to her career in research, Angela founded a summer school for low-income children that was profiled as a Harvard Kennedy School case study and, in 2018, celebrated its 25th anniversary. She has also been a McKinsey management consultant and a math and science teacher at public schools in New York City, San Francisco, and Philadelphia.Scott Barry Kaufman is a humanistic psychologist exploring the depths of human potential. He has taught courses on intelligence, creativity, and well-being at Columbia University, NYU, the University of Pennsylvania, and elsewhere. He is interested in using his research to help all kinds of minds live a creative, fulfilling, and self-actualized life. ‍ResourcesWeb: Angela DuckworthVideo: Angela Duckworth’s TED talkBook: Angela Duckworth - Grit, The Power of Passion and PerseveranceWeb: Scott Barry KaufmanBook: Scott Barry Kaufman - Transcend, The New Science of Self Actualization‍Audio: The Psychology Podcast

    • 51 min
    Become A Rockstar Deal Maker By Learning To Negotiate In Flow — Chris Voss | Flow Research Collective Radio

    Become A Rockstar Deal Maker By Learning To Negotiate In Flow — Chris Voss | Flow Research Collective Radio

    About the episode‍In this episode, we are joined by Chris Voss, the Author of Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It and we talk about all things flow and negotiations. In this episode, you will learn about:The right frame of mind to negotiate (04:10)Why the switch to a positive mindset is crucial (05:00)Chris’ practices to stay in a good frame of mind (05:45)Flow in relation to negotiation (09:10)How to navigate the paradox of outcome independence and clear goals (16:45)Forced empathy (23:10)How to get passed your cognitive biases (32:45)How to not feel bad about getting a good deal (37:25)Group flow for crisis situation (43:00)Training to be at your best and repetition (46:00)Emotional intelligence and conflict (46:50)Calling up the negative (55:30)High performance in the face of repeated patterns (1:01:00)‍About the guest‍Chris Voss is the CEO & Founder of the Black Swan Group and the Author of Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It. Chris was the lead international kidnapping negotiator for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as the FBI’s hostage negotiation representative for the National Security Council’s Hostage Working Group.‍Chris Voss was a member of the New York City Joint Terrorist Task Force for 14 years.  He was the case agent on such cases as TERRSTOP (the Blind Sheikh Case – Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman), the TWA Flight 800 catastrophe and negotiated the surrender of the first hostage taker to give up in the Chase Manhattan bank robbery hostage taking. During Chris’s 24 year tenure in the Bureau, he was trained in the art of negotiation by not only the FBI but Scotland Yard and Harvard Law School. He is also a recipient of the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement and the FBI Agents Association Award for Distinguished and Exemplary Service. Chris has taught business negotiation in the MBA program as an adjunct professor at University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.  He has taught business negotiation at Harvard University, guest lectured at The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, The IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland and The Goethe School of Business in Frankfurt, Germany. Resources‍Web: Chris Voss at the Black Swan GroupBook: Chris Voss - Never Split the DifferenceVideo: Carol Dweck - Developing a Growth Mindset‍Like this episode?Please subscribe.

    • 1 hr 5 min

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