|Born||Vermillion, South Dakota, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Harvard University
New York University (M.B.A.)
|Subject||Economics, finance, business|
|Relatives||Shawn Colvin (sister)|
Geoffrey Colvin is the author of Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else (ISBN 9781591842248), co-author of Angel Customers and Demon Customers (ISBN 9781591840077), and a Senior Editor at Large for Fortune Magazine.
Talent is Overrated
The thesis of Talent is Overrated is that the greatest achievers succeed through endless "deliberate practice." Colvin characterizes it as "Hitting an eight-iron 300 times with a goal of leaving the ball within 20 feet of the pin 80 percent of the time, continually observing results and making appropriate adjustments, and doing that for hours every day - that's deliberate practice.".
With Karen Gibbs, Colvin was co-anchor of Wall Street Week with Fortune on PBS for three years, successor of Louis Rukeyser. He has a daily report "On Business" heard on the CBS Radio Network, where he has made more than 8,000 broadcasts.
- "Allan Sloan and Geoff Colvin". Q & A. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
- "Biography of Geoff Colvin". Phi Theta Kappa. Retrieved 25 October 2013.
- Colvin, Geoffrey, Fortune Magazine (19 October 2006). "What it takes to be great". CNN.
- Fortune Magazine Fortune Magazine. "Editorial Bios : Geoff Colvin".
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