Episode 7: Geoff Colvin – Humans are Underrated
Today on the show, I have a (digital) face-to-face chat with Geoff Colvin. He’s the author of Humans are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Machines Never Will. You’ll leave this conversation with a renewed confidence in your humanness and some guidance on how to bring out your best in a way that keeps you relevant in an age of technology.
- “Our humanness is going to turn out to be the most valuable thing we’ve got.”
- “Less rationally, less perfectly, more humanly.”
- “Telling someone the truth is, in fact, the kindest thing you can do.”
- “Our deep instincts about how to interact with other people will often guide us in a way that pure rationality can’t.”
–Google self-drive car trying to drive more like a human would
–The effect of looking at screens on the brain
–Empathy in college students has decreased in the past 30 years
–After Action Review
-Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman: We make emotional judgments and decisions when it comes to economics and finance
Geoff is an award-winning thinker, author, broadcaster, and speaker on today’s most significant trends in business. As a longtime editor and columnist for FORTUNE, he has become one of America’s sharpest and most respected commentators on leadership, globalization, wealth creation, the infotech revolution, and related issues.
Peter Bregman is CEO of Bregman Partners, a company that strengthens leadership in people and in organizations through programs (including the Bregman Leadership Intensive), coaching, and as a consultant to CEOs and their leadership teams. Best-selling author of 18 Minutes, his most recent book is Four Seconds. To receive an email when he posts, click here.