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Geoff Colvin

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Editor & Columnist at Fortune Magazine; Author of "Humans Are Underrated"

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 Geoff Colvin Biography

Geoff Colvin is an award-winning thinker, author, broadcaster, and speaker on the most significant trends and issues impacting business and the economy. As Fortune magazine’s Senior Editor-at-Large, Colvin has an insider’s perspective fueled by long-standing relationships with the world’s top leaders in business and government. He knows what they’re seeing, thinking, and planning and reveals how they’re leading, making choices, and responding to today’s challenges in ways that others can learn from.

In his fourth decade at Fortune, Colvin’s breadth of experience is impressive. He is one of journalism’s sharpest and most respected commentators on leadership, management, globalization, regulation, corporate governance, competition, the economy, the infotech revolution, human performance and related issues. Colvin's regular column and frequent cover stories in Fortune have earned him millions of loyal readers. His “On Leadership” series, which appears online on Money.CNN.com, provides a compelling look at what top leaders are doing to navigate uncertain times.

Colvin is also one of America’s preeminent business broadcasters. He is heard every day on the CBS Radio Network, where he has made over 10,000 broadcasts and reaches seven million listeners each week. He has appeared on Today, The O’Reilly Factor, 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 served as anchor of Wall $treet Week with Fortune on PBS, he spoke each week to the largest audience reached by any business television program in America.

As a keynote speaker, Colvin has a knack for bringing clarity to the most important and complex issues impacting business and the economy. He has spoken for scores of corporate and association conferences on six continents including dozens of high level Fortune conferences. His speeches pull together timely insights and strategies and are tailored to deliver relevant insights that help leaders understand what the future holds.

In addition to speaking Colvin is also a brilliant panel moderator, emcee and interviewer whose subjects have included Jack Welch, Henry Kissinger, Richard Branson, the Prince of Wales, Bill Gates, Alan Greenspan, Steve Case, Tony Blair, Michael Dell, Ted Turner, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Henry Paulson, Ben Bernanke and many others. He is the regular lead moderator of the Fortune Global Forum.

Colvin is a respected author whose groundbreaking international bestseller, Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else, has been published in a dozen languages. The Upside of the Downturn: Management Strategies for Difficult Times was named “Best Management Book of the Year” by Strategy + Business magazine. Another book, called Humans are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will. It’s based on the idea in his wildly popular article in the 2014 Fortune 500 issue – “In The Future Will There Be Any Work Left for People to Do?” It 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. The ideas have profound implications.

Colvin's his newest book is Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know that Brilliant Machines Never Will. Amid rising anxiety over the rise of technology and its effects on human workers, the book identifies the skills of human interaction that will be key to success for people, businesses, and nations. The Washington Post raves that it’s “valuable for its insights into the enduring value of human performance and teamwork.” The Wall Street Journal calls it a “big idea business book [that] weaves original reporting and humor into an intelligent narrative.”

A native of Vermillion, South Dakota, Colvin is an honors graduate of Harvard with a degree in economics and has an M.B.A. from New York University.

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Increase Your Chess: Talent is Overrated

Increase Your Chess: Talent is Overrated

Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will

Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will

The Upside of the Downturn: Ten Management Strategies to Prevail in the Recession and Thrive in the Aftermath

The Upside of the Downturn: Ten Management Strategies to Prevail in the Recession and Thrive in the Aftermath

Speaking Topics
  • Leading Ahead of What's Next

    The whole world of business is changing in deep ways -
    • competition, technology, government's role, and the balance of global economic power. Colvin helps leaders meet the challenges of change based on his long-standing relationships with the world's top leaders in business and government. This presentation is as fresh as the day's headlines and rich with specific, profound lessons: what's important, what isn't, and what's next.

  • The Political Circus, a Complex Economy and the Future of Your Business

    Washington has become the center of action for business and the economy. Taxes, spending, deficits, health care, inflation, interest rates, regulation, energy, and education affect your organization in deep and lasting ways. Colvin brings you the benefit of his insider access explaining how policy from the White House, Congress, and the Fed will matter most in business and in life.

  • What the World's Best Companies Are Doing Right Now

    Geoff Colvin, backed by the resource of Fortune, has an unmatched vantage point for seeing inside the world's most successful companies: identifying them; reporting on them; knowing their leaders. Colvin identifies the specific strategies that great companies use right now to succeed in today's turbulent business.

  • Talent Is Overrated - Real Truths of Great Performance

    Geoff Colvin explains how most organizations value the wrong things, and how passion, honesty, and learning are more valuable than hours, IQ, or "native ability." In an engaging, entertaining way, he demonstrates that excellence comes from behaviors that organizations must adopt to meet the standards in today's global economy.

  • In a World of Trouble, How the Best Business Leaders Keep Winning

    Geoffs work takes him around the world, where he meets with economic players across the spectrum -
    • from leaders of the largest global corporations and governments to dairy farmers in rural Spain and shop owners in Indias teeming cities. Hell explain how theyre responding to todays challenging environment and how their responses are shaping our future. The pain isnt being distributed evenly it never is but the good news is that business leaders have greater control over their destiny than they may realize. Based on his on-the-ground experience, Geoff will give his outlook for the next 18 months and report how the best business leaders are finding profitable growth even now.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Geoff Colvin for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Geoff Colvin, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Geoff Colvin or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Geoff Colvin?

    Booking fees for Geoff Colvin, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Geoff Colvin, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Geoff Colvin?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Geoff Colvin for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Geoff Colvin for your next private or corporate function.
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Geoff Colvin

5 out of 5

Editor & Columnist at Fortune Magazine; Author of "Humans Are Underrated"

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Geoff Colvin Biography

Geoff Colvin is an award-winning thinker, author, broadcaster, and speaker on the most significant trends and issues impacting business and the economy. As Fortune magazine’s Senior Editor-at-Large, Colvin has an insider’s perspective fueled by long-standing relationships with the world’s top leaders in business and government. He knows what they’re seeing, thinking, and planning and reveals how they’re leading, making choices, and responding to today’s challenges in ways that others can learn from.

In his fourth decade at Fortune, Colvin’s breadth of experience is impressive. He is one of journalism’s sharpest and most respected commentators on leadership, management, globalization, regulation, corporate governance, competition, the economy, the infotech revolution, human performance and related issues. Colvin's regular column and frequent cover stories in Fortune have earned him millions of loyal readers. His “On Leadership” series, which appears online on Money.CNN.com, provides a compelling look at what top leaders are doing to navigate uncertain times.

Colvin is also one of America’s preeminent business broadcasters. He is heard every day on the CBS Radio Network, where he has made over 10,000 broadcasts and reaches seven million listeners each week. He has appeared on Today, The O’Reilly Factor, 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 served as anchor of Wall $treet Week with Fortune on PBS, he spoke each week to the largest audience reached by any business television program in America.

As a keynote speaker, Colvin has a knack for bringing clarity to the most important and complex issues impacting business and the economy. He has spoken for scores of corporate and association conferences on six continents including dozens of high level Fortune conferences. His speeches pull together timely insights and strategies and are tailored to deliver relevant insights that help leaders understand what the future holds.

In addition to speaking Colvin is also a brilliant panel moderator, emcee and interviewer whose subjects have included Jack Welch, Henry Kissinger, Richard Branson, the Prince of Wales, Bill Gates, Alan Greenspan, Steve Case, Tony Blair, Michael Dell, Ted Turner, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Henry Paulson, Ben Bernanke and many others. He is the regular lead moderator of the Fortune Global Forum.

Colvin is a respected author whose groundbreaking international bestseller, Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else, has been published in a dozen languages. The Upside of the Downturn: Management Strategies for Difficult Times was named “Best Management Book of the Year” by Strategy + Business magazine. Another book, called Humans are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will. It’s based on the idea in his wildly popular article in the 2014 Fortune 500 issue – “In The Future Will There Be Any Work Left for People to Do?” It 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. The ideas have profound implications.

Colvin's his newest book is Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know that Brilliant Machines Never Will. Amid rising anxiety over the rise of technology and its effects on human workers, the book identifies the skills of human interaction that will be key to success for people, businesses, and nations. The Washington Post raves that it’s “valuable for its insights into the enduring value of human performance and teamwork.” The Wall Street Journal calls it a “big idea business book [that] weaves original reporting and humor into an intelligent narrative.”

A native of Vermillion, South Dakota, Colvin is an honors graduate of Harvard with a degree in economics and has an M.B.A. from New York University.

Geoff Colvin Videos

  • "Hot Takes" with Geoff Colvin at #SHRM19
  • Tesla Relies on Friction-Free Product Design and Manufacturing
  • The Capital-Light Revolution

Geoff Colvin Books

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Geoff Colvin Speaking Topics

  • Leading Ahead of What's Next

    The whole world of business is changing in deep ways -
    • competition, technology, government's role, and the balance of global economic power. Colvin helps leaders meet the challenges of change based on his long-standing relationships with the world's top leaders in business and government. This presentation is as fresh as the day's headlines and rich with specific, profound lessons: what's important, what isn't, and what's next.

  • The Political Circus, a Complex Economy and the Future of Your Business

    Washington has become the center of action for business and the economy. Taxes, spending, deficits, health care, inflation, interest rates, regulation, energy, and education affect your organization in deep and lasting ways. Colvin brings you the benefit of his insider access explaining how policy from the White House, Congress, and the Fed will matter most in business and in life.

  • What the World's Best Companies Are Doing Right Now

    Geoff Colvin, backed by the resource of Fortune, has an unmatched vantage point for seeing inside the world's most successful companies: identifying them; reporting on them; knowing their leaders. Colvin identifies the specific strategies that great companies use right now to succeed in today's turbulent business.

  • Talent Is Overrated - Real Truths of Great Performance

    Geoff Colvin explains how most organizations value the wrong things, and how passion, honesty, and learning are more valuable than hours, IQ, or "native ability." In an engaging, entertaining way, he demonstrates that excellence comes from behaviors that organizations must adopt to meet the standards in today's global economy.

  • In a World of Trouble, How the Best Business Leaders Keep Winning

    Geoffs work takes him around the world, where he meets with economic players across the spectrum -
    • from leaders of the largest global corporations and governments to dairy farmers in rural Spain and shop owners in Indias teeming cities. Hell explain how theyre responding to todays challenging environment and how their responses are shaping our future. The pain isnt being distributed evenly it never is but the good news is that business leaders have greater control over their destiny than they may realize. Based on his on-the-ground experience, Geoff will give his outlook for the next 18 months and report how the best business leaders are finding profitable growth even now.

FAQs on booking Geoff Colvin

  • How to book Geoff Colvin?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Geoff Colvin for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Geoff Colvin, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Geoff Colvin or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Geoff Colvin?

    Booking fees for Geoff Colvin, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Geoff Colvin, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Geoff Colvin?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Geoff Colvin for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Geoff Colvin for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Geoff Colvin or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Geoff Colvin or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Geoff Colvin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Geoff Colvin for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Geoff Colvin generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Josh Linkner, Randi Zuckerberg, Richard Florida, Daymond John and Peter Diamandis. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Geoff Colvin for an upcoming event.

Geoff Colvin Speaker Videos

  • "Hot Takes" with Geoff Colvin at #SHRM19
    Tesla Relies on Friction-Free Product Design and Manufacturing
  • The Capital-Light Revolution
    100-year-old companies: How to Stay on Top for the Long Term
  • Top Venture Capitalists Outline Tomorrow’s Biggest Opportunities for Growth

Geoff Colvin Speaking Topics

  • Leading Ahead of What's Next

    The whole world of business is changing in deep ways -
    • competition, technology, government's role, and the balance of global economic power. Colvin helps leaders meet the challenges of change based on his long-standing relationships with the world's top leaders in business and government. This presentation is as fresh as the day's headlines and rich with specific, profound lessons: what's important, what isn't, and what's next.

  • The Political Circus, a Complex Economy and the Future of Your Business

    Washington has become the center of action for business and the economy. Taxes, spending, deficits, health care, inflation, interest rates, regulation, energy, and education affect your organization in deep and lasting ways. Colvin brings you the benefit of his insider access explaining how policy from the White House, Congress, and the Fed will matter most in business and in life.

  • What the World's Best Companies Are Doing Right Now

    Geoff Colvin, backed by the resource of Fortune, has an unmatched vantage point for seeing inside the world's most successful companies: identifying them; reporting on them; knowing their leaders. Colvin identifies the specific strategies that great companies use right now to succeed in today's turbulent business.

  • Talent Is Overrated - Real Truths of Great Performance

    Geoff Colvin explains how most organizations value the wrong things, and how passion, honesty, and learning are more valuable than hours, IQ, or "native ability." In an engaging, entertaining way, he demonstrates that excellence comes from behaviors that organizations must adopt to meet the standards in today's global economy.

  • In a World of Trouble, How the Best Business Leaders Keep Winning

    Geoffs work takes him around the world, where he meets with economic players across the spectrum -
    • from leaders of the largest global corporations and governments to dairy farmers in rural Spain and shop owners in Indias teeming cities. Hell explain how theyre responding to todays challenging environment and how their responses are shaping our future. The pain isnt being distributed evenly it never is but the good news is that business leaders have greater control over their destiny than they may realize. Based on his on-the-ground experience, Geoff will give his outlook for the next 18 months and report how the best business leaders are finding profitable growth even now.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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