"Rethink leadership, achievement, & human possibility."
Geoff Colvin is an award-winning thinker, author, broadcaster, and speaker on today’s most significant business trends. His new book, Humans are Underrated, looks at how machines are becoming more and more competent – and as a result, how irreplaceable, interpersonal human skills are becoming more crucial than ever before. As a longtime editor and columnist for Fortune, Geoff Colvin has become one of America’s sharpest and most respected commentators on leadership, globalization, wealth creation, and the info-tech revolution. As a speaker, Colvin has engaged hundreds of audiences around the world, ranging in size from 10 to 10,000. Colvin is also the author of The Upside of the Downturn, an guide to business management during a recession, and Angel Customers & Demon Customers. His latest book is a follow-up to his groundbreaking bestseller Talent is Overrated, which looks at the factors which separate world-class performers from everyone else.
PhilosophersNotes on Geoff Colvin's Books All PhilosophersNotes
Colvin tells us talent is overrated. (As you may have gathered from the title. :) Where’s it at? 10,000 hours of deliberate practice, yo. That’s the bedrock on which greatness is developed. In this Note, we’ll check out The Mozart Myth (you think he was born great?! Think again!) to falling on your butt 20,000 times, and we’ll have fun seeing how we can create our own personal greatness.