Experience counts in serious times. For four decades at Fortune, Geoff Colvin has covered the economic, political, technological, and competitive forces disrupting business as we know it. With unparalleled access to the world’s top business leaders, his columns and cover stories, as well as his daily segments on CBS Radio Network, have earned him millions of loyal fans. As business leaders face their biggest challenges ever, Colvin is the voice of experience revealing a clearer path for an uncertain future.
As Fortune’s senior-editor-at-large, Colvin is one of business journalism’s sharpest and most respected commentators on leadership, management, globalization, government regulation, corporate governance, competition, the economy, the infotech revolution, human performance, and related issues. He is also one of America’s preeminent business broadcasters. Since 1995, he has made over 15,000 daily broadcasts on CBS Radio Network and reaches seven million listeners each week.
In addition, Colvin has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, Squawk Box, CBS This Morning, ABC’s World News Tonight, CNN, PBS’s Nightly Business Report, and dozens of other programs. He also served as anchor of Wall $treet Week with Fortune on PBS.
Colvin is a respected author whose ground-breaking international bestseller, Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else, has been translated into a dozen languages. His book, The Upside of the Downturn: Management Strategies for Difficult Times, was named “Best Management Book of the Year” by Strategy + Business magazine. Colvin’s latest book, Humans are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will, explores the trend of advancing technology performing tasks far better than people, and the ways humans will create value for their organizations and their careers in this changing economy.
As a speaker, Colvin has presented to hundreds of audiences across six continents. He is known for bringing clarity to the most important and complex issues impacting business and the economy. He is also a skilled panel moderator, emcee, and interviewer whose subjects have included Ben Bernanke, Larry Summers, Janet Yellen, Henry Kissinger, Richard Branson, the Prince of Wales, Bill Gates, Colin Powell, Jack Welch, Alan Greenspan, Ted Turner, Warren Buffett, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and many others.
Colvin is an honours graduate of Harvard University with a degree in economics and has an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.