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Geoff Colvin

Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune Magazine Bestselling Author/Commentator on Business & Economic Issues


  • Updates the political, economic, and competitive forces driving disruption in the business environment.
  • Reveals what best leaders & organizations are doing right now to compete, harness opportunities, and manage risk.
  • What separates great performers from everyone else? How can organizations & individuals apply their lessons to improve?
  • Where do humans fit in a future filled with robots and smart technology? What are the high-value job skills of the future?
  • Keynoter, moderator, emcee and discussion leader.

Speech Descriptions
Leading Ahead of What’s Next – The New Rules of Business The whole world of business is changing in historic and profound ways – technological disruption, government’s role, and the balance of global economic power are shifting massively — and it’s happening fast! Successfully navigating the tumult is every leader’s great challenge today and Geoff Colvin helps them meet it. Read More >

POLITICAL CHAOS AND YOUR BUSINESS The main theme of the Trump administration is unpredictability. President Trump has said that his unpredictability is a deliberate strategy.   That makes the strategic planning a huge challenge for business leaders everywhere. Read More>

THE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK Even before the new alignment of power in Washington, it was the question on every business leader’s mind: Where is the economy going? Now it’s more urgent – and uncertain.  The economic environment is more volatile than ever. In opinion surveys, top CEOs and ordinary consumers say the same thing: There’s too much change, too fast; we can’t keep up. Read More >

Talent Is Overrated – Unexpected Truths of Great Performance What if everything you know about raw talent, hard work, and great performance is wrong? Scientific research on great performance shows that what most of us believe is off-base – which means we’ll never perform as well as we could. Geoff Colvin, author of the groundbreaking international bestseller Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers From Everybody Else, explains the findings and relates them to real life in real organizations. Read More >

HUMANS ARE UNDERRATED: BUILDING THE NEW HIGH-VALUE SKILLS It’s one of the largest questions facing organizations and individuals today: What will people do better than computers? As technology gallops ahead, taking over more skilled and highly paid work, how will people keep adding value? A leading economist says these issues are “the defining economic feature of our era.” Geoff Colvin explains the issues and answers the questions, showing how people can keep adding value – more than ever – by becoming excellent at the deepest, most essentially human skills. Read More >

PANEL MODERATOR, DISCUSSION LEADER, EMCEE/HOST Geoff Colvin is an event planner’s secret weapon. He can brilliantly moderate panels, lead conversations onstage and act as host/emcee for the entire conference proceedings. His talent for these roles is second nature and can transform ordinary events into something quite special. Read More >

Geoff Colvin's Story
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, Geoff 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. Now in his fourth decade at Fortune, Geoff Colvin’s breadth of experience is impressive. He is one of business 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. Geoff’s regular column and frequent cover stories in Fortune have earned him millions of loyal readers. His weekday Power Sheet newsletter, free through Fortune.com – provides a detailed look at how individual leaders are shaping today’s tumultuous world. Read More >
Keywords: The Economy, Leadership & Management, Innovation, Business Trends, The Business Climate, Government Regulation, Global Competition, Secrets of High Achievers, Execution, Finance, Managing Risk, The Business Environment, Turnaround Stories, Author, Business Growth, Global Economy, Change, Competition, Global Business, HR Focus, Healthcare, Improving Performance, Managing/Leading Change, Media Figures, Peak Performance, and Moderator/Interviewer/Host.