Geoff Colvin is a bestselling author, Fortune Senior Editor-at-Large, keynote speaker, moderator, and emcee known for his 40-year career covering the economic, political, technological, and competitive forces disrupting business.
Experience counts in serious times. For four decades at Fortune, Geoff Colvin has covered the economic, political, technological, and competitive forces disrupting business and how top leaders and companies adapt and transform to win despite them. The big takeaway, Geoff says, is that winning companies and leaders summon the courage to act – they stop protecting the past and start inventing the future – and they confront this reality faster than the competition. Geoff Colvin is available to be hired for corporate and private events. He is also well-known for his keynote and motivational speaking. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group today to inquire about Geoff Colvin’s fees.
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As business leaders face their biggest challenge ever, Geoff Colvin is the voice of experience who shines a light – revealing a clearer path for an uncertain future. A native of Vermillion, South Dakota, Geoff Colvin holds an honors graduate Harvard economics degree and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
As Fortune‘s senior editor-at-large, Geoff Colvin is now in his fourth decade at Fortune. His columns and cover stories for Fortune have earned him millions of loyal fans. Many of them also hear him dispense critical business insights on the CBS Radio Network, where he reaches seven million listeners each week.
In addition to his daily CBS Radio Network segments (he’s done over 15,000 since 1995), Geoff 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.
Also a respected author, Geoff’s groundbreaking international bestseller, Talent Is Overrated has been published in a dozen languages. Additionally, his book The Upside of the Downturn was named “Best Management Book of the Year” by Strategy + Business magazine. Geoff’s latest book, Humans are Underrated, is based on the idea in his wildly popular Fortune article “In the Future Will There Be Any Work Left for People to Do?” It looks at the trend of advancing technology performing ever more tasks better than people perform them, and the ways humans will create value for their organizations and their careers in the changing economy. The ideas he shares have profound implications for every business and industry.
A keynote speaker with compelling content, Geoff is one of business journalism’s sharpest and most respected commentators. Organizations hire Geoff Colvin for discussions on leadership, management, globalization, government regulation, corporate governance, competition, the economy, the infotech revolution, human performance, and related issues. In addition to speaking, Geoff is also a brilliant panel moderator, emcee, and interviewer whose subjects have included:
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When change comes at us from every direction, it can feel like our only option is to play defense. “Not so,” says Geoff Colvin of Fortune. “The best leaders I’ve reported on have found ways to embrace a world of continuous disruption and build a powerful competitive advantage in the process.” Geoff is optimistic about the future as he unpacks step-by-step how we can all respond faster to change and even get ahead of it as individuals, teams, and enterprises. Geoff provides actionable takeaways to help leaders face change smarter.
Through his work at Fortune, Geoff Colvin gets to see top business leaders up close and know many of them on a personal level. Watching them and talking with them has revealed eye-opening insights into how they cope with change, wrestle with transforming their companies, and face the economic, competitive, technological, and political forces buffeting their businesses. Geoff unpacks their stories in this talk uniquely crafted for each audience, showing relevant lessons learned from leaders and companies we all know. This talk can focus on several themes.
Global turmoil has roiled an already fragile economic order in ways that are still unfolding. At Fortune, Geoff tells the economic story in terms that focus on the risks and opportunities. Business people already know the numbers – what they might miss is the big picture; the forces driving the trends causing disruptive change in their world and, most importantly, what to do about it. This presentation isn’t a stream of economic statistics; it’s an optimistic story that Geoff tells engagingly, humorously, and memorably with valuable takeaways because, as he says, “Even in tough times, somebody’s going to win, why not you?”
Four big trends are causing business leaders angst as they confront the idea that their business model needs to change. In this talk, Geoff Colvin looks at how the economic climate, advancements in tech, global and domestic politics, and workers are moving to render many business models obsolete. As a result, business model innovation has become a must-have competence for all companies. That’s a problem for those who are unprepared but a huge opportunity for those who are paying attention and taking this challenge seriously.
Geoff Colvin’s unique gift is his ability to brilliantly moderate panels, lead onstage interviews, and host/emcee. In fact, he has played these roles for more than three decades at Fortune conferences worldwide. Top companies and associations regularly hire Geoff Colvin because he gets the most out of participants; he asks the right questions, listens intently to what’s being said on stage, and responds to that. He also connects ideas and insights across sessions, transforming a multi-part program into a satisfying, unified whole. He always keeps the discussion relevant and the energy high.
They loved your presentation and your blend of an economic update along all your insight as to what great leaders are doing to be successful. I especially loved your quote “They stop protecting yesterday and create tomorrow.” So many great take-aways. – First Horizon Bank
Geoff really was perfect for this. He kept the conversation lively. Geoff really knocked it out of the ballpark. – Microsoft
at our National Sales Meeting. Your talk hit the mark perfectly and will set the tone for our re-focus on deliberate practice as a sales organization in the coming years. Wishing you good health and much happiness in the coming year. – Fidelity Investments
At the afternoon sessions and throughout last night’s event, all we heard were complimentary comments about your address. I know you speak to so many groups. Please count ours among those that are your biggest fans. – President, Iowa Association of Business and Industry
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