Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune Magazine
Millions of eyes and ears count on―and respect―Geoff Colvin’s insights on the key issues driving change in business, politics, and the economy. The senior editor of Fortune magazine, and named by Directorship magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential Figures in Corporate Governance,” Colvin draws on his years of insider access to top government figures and high-profile executives to share effective leadership strategies, and provides his unparalleled perspective on the business climate of today…and tomorrow.
In addition to his regular column in Fortune, Colvin also authors frequent feature stories for the magazine and is daily on the CBS Radio Network, where he reaches seven million listeners each week.
Colvin’s ground breaking and bestselling book, Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else, received the Harold A. Longman Award for “Best Business Book of the Year,” and was called both “spectacular” and “fascinating” by Charlie Rose. His earlier book, The Upside of the Downturn: Ten Management Strategies to Prevail in the Recession and Thrive in the Aftermath, was named the “Best Management Book of the Year” by Strategy and Business magazines. His latest book, Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will, looks at the trend of technology displacing more jobs than it creates, and the ways people will create value for their organizations and their careers in the changing economy.
As a speaker, Colvin has engaged hundreds of audiences on six continents. He is also a skilled on-stage interviewer whose subjects have included Jack Welch, Henry Kissinger, Richard Branson, the Prince of Wales, Bill Gates, Alan Greenspan, Steve Case, Ted Turner, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and many others. He is the regular lead moderator of the Fortune Global Forum, and he serves as moderator for the International Business Leaders Forum in London.
In the media, Colvin has appeared on The Today Show, The O’Reilly Factor, Good Morning America, Squawk Box, CBS This Morning, ABC’s World News, CNN, PBS’s Nightly Business Report, and dozens of other programs.