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The Code Of The Extraordinary Mind

New York Times Best-Seller | #1 Book Globally | Nautilus Book Award Winner

Hit #1 Book Globally 5 Times in 2017

New York Times Best-Seller (Business)

Nautilus Book Award Winner

Now Translated into 25+ Languages

What if everything we think we know about how the world works— our ideas of love, education, spirituality, work, happiness and love — are based on Brules (Bullshit Rules)that get passed from generation to generation and are long past their expiration date?

This book teaches you to think like some of the greatest non-conformist minds of our era, to question, challenge, hack and create new rules for YOUR life so you can define success on your own terms.

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind is a blueprint of laws to break us free from the shackles of an ordinary life. It makes a case that everything we know about the world is mostly decided not by rational choice – but instead by conditioning and habit. And thus, most people live their lives based on limiting rules and outdated beliefs about pretty much everything – love, work, money, parenting, sex, health and more—which they inherit and pass on from generation to generation.

But what if you could remove these outdated ideas and start anew? What would your life look like if you could forget the rules of the past, and redefine what happiness, purpose and success mean for you?

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Unraveling the Code Behind What Makes an Extraordinary Individual

Blending computational thinking, integral theory, modern spirituality, evolutionary biology and humor, personal growth entrepreneur Lakhiani provides a revolutionary 10 point framework for understanding and enhancing the human self.

He developed this framework based on his personal experiences, the 5 million people he’s reached through his publishing company Mindvalley, and 200 hours of interviews and questions posed to incredible minds, including Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Peter Diamandis, Ken Wilber, Dean Kamen, Arianna Huffington, Michael Beckwith and other legendary leaders.

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Peter Diamandis

Peter Diamandis

Michael Beckwith

Michael Beckwith

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington

Dave Asprey

Dave Asprey

Dean Kamen

Dean Kamen

Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson

Marisa Peer

Marisa Peer

Ken Wilber

Ken Wilber

Warning Sign

This is Not a Personal Growth Book, it’s a Personal Disruption Book

Before we continue, I must issue a word of warning. Questioning many rules of the culturescape will not be easy. Here’s a partial list of all the things that could go “wrong” if you continue reading this book:

  • You might anger loved ones as you decide to question their expectations of you.
  • You might decide to raise your kids with different beliefs.
  • You might choose to question your religion or create your own customized religious system.
  • You might become obsessed with being happy.
  • You might decide to forgive someone who hurt you in the past.
  • You might rip apart your current goal sheet and start anew.
  • You might start a daily spiritual practice.
  • You might fall out of love with someone and fall in love with yourself.
  • You might decide to leave your career and start a business.
  • You might decide to leave your business and start a career.
  • You might find a mission that excites you a lot and scares you a little bit.


Between September and November 2017 “The Code of the Extraordinary Mind” hit the NUMBER ONE spot on for most popular book in the world FIVE TIMES.

Now Translated into 25 Languages.

Author of The Code of the Extraordinary Mind

Vishen Lakhiani is one of the most influential personalities in personal growth today. A computer engineer and entrepreneur in education technology, he is the founder and CEO of Mindvalley, a 200-person strong company that specializes in learning experience design, creating digital platforms and apps that power online academies in personal growth, mindfulness, wellbeing, productivity and more. He also a member of the Transformational Leadership Council and sits on the Innovation Board for XPRIZE Foundation. An internationally recognized speaker on personal growth and transformation, Vishen’s mission is to revolutionize the global education system by bringing new models of enhancing human potential to people everywhere and building a global school for Humanity 2.0.

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What People Say

“This book will make you question everything you thought you knew about your life.”

“From happiness and health to purpose and power, this is a revolutionary roadmap to become the best, most extraordinary version of yourself—period.”

Dave Asprey

Bio-Hacker and founder of Bulletproof Exec and Bulletproof Coffee

“He’s going to be seen as a genius in his field.”

“Hearing Vishen speak about his vision for transforming education is inspirational and gives you chills… and you know years from now, he’s going to be seen as a genius in his field.”

Lisa Nichols

Star of The Secret and motivational speaker

“I am very excited and glad to recommend his work to you.”

“Vishen Lakhiani’s knowledge base and his ability to present it clearly and to actually put it into practice is above anyone I have ever seen in this field.”

Jack Canfield

Co-author of the New York Times bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series

“I have been inspired and motivated.”

“I have been inspired and motivated with a 1000 new ideas listening to Vishen bringing value to the society, developing new ideas to put into practice. He can help you and it has certainly helped me change my whole outlook on bringing my message to help the world.”

John Gray

Author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

“Read this book to become the extraordinary person that you were meant to be.”

“Entertains while teaching, succinctly explaining how to shed the cultural baggage that has been holding you back, so you can free your life and become the extraordinary person you were meant to be.”

JJ Virgin

Celebrity Nutrition and Fitness Expert, NY Times Best-Selling Author

“Love Vishen’s authenticity”

"What I love about Vishen is his authenticity. He shares his personal story and encourages personal growth... but MOST importantly he is pooling a group of teachers on a brilliant learning platform... MINDVALLEY ROCKS!!!"

Paul Becque

TV presenter, Rutland, UK

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