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The Construction User 2.0 - Episode17: Becoming Future Proof with Geoff Colvin

August 29 2023

In this episode, host Kirk Westwood speaks with Geoff Colvin, renowned author and longtime editor and writer at Fortune. Geoff reveals strategies for future-proofing your company through effective leadership, cultural transformation, and proactive technology adoption. Gain expert insights on staying ahead in an evolving business landscape. Tune in to elevate your business preparedness.

Geoff Colvin 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. Geoff’s new book, just published, is Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know that Brilliant Machines Never Will. As a speaker, Geoff has engaged hundreds of audiences on six continents.

The Construction User 2.0 podcast is brought to you by The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC). Your host, Kirk Westwood, is Director of Marketing for TAUC. Kirk has helped many organizations tell their stories as a photographer, blogger, web-streamer, and consultant. In each episode, we’ll explore the latest labor trends, industry insights, and important issues in the world of construction. Our guests are industry leaders, subject matter experts, and innovative visionaries discussing how we are building the ‘world of tomorrow.’ TAUC is made up of more than 1,800 contractor companies that utilize union labor for their projects, as well as local contractor associations and vendors in the industrial maintenance and construction fields. TAUC’s mission is to act as an advocate for union contractors and enhance cooperation between all parties to achieve the successful completion of construction projects.

Discussion points:

  • The song- A western movie theme song
  • How can companies keep up?
  • A smart answer from GE’s CEO on culture
  • How to think about tech- get some hands-on experience
  • What small steps can an ‘archival’ construction company take?
  • Succession management is critical
  • It’s not what you know, it’s ‘who you are’ in leadership
  • What Geoff sees on the horizon
  • Reimagining business with tech – looking at electricity etc. in the past
  • The upcoming IGI Conference


Geoff Colvin

Book: Business at the Speed of Thought

IGI Conference Sept 6-7 2023

Kirk Westwood TAUC

TAUC Website

Kirk Westwood LinkedIn

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