You don't need to own a Kindle device to enjoy Kindle books. Download one of our FREE Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on all your devices.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Buying Options

This title is not currently available for purchase
Kindle App Ad
Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will by [Geoff Colvin]

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will Kindle Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 91 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Length: 262 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English Grade Level: 12 and up

Get 90 days FREE of Amazon Music Unlimited
with the purchase of any eligible product. Shop now

Product description


As machines inexorably become ever more competent at doing machinelike things, interpersonal skills, irreplaceable skills of human interaction, will come to be recognized as being even more valuable than they've always been. This is an extremely important, highly practical, and indeed exhilarating book. - Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP

In Humans are Underrated, Geoff Colvin makes the case that there is no point trying to beat machines at their own game. What makes people special is their inbuilt propensity for social interaction. We work well in groups communicating, collaborating and, yes, empathising. Our best hope lies in what makes us most different from the logic-processors in the softer side of human nature. - Financial Times

An intriguing book. Humans need humanness, so that's what will retain market value. Not that the argument's solely economic. It also helps explain, for example, why face-to-face interaction is so critical for wellbeing. Computers can (and probably will) take over or transform every human job, except one: that of being human. - Guardian

Beautifully written and deeply researched, Humans Are Underrated is one of the most creative and insightful leadership books I have ever read. It is a triumph! - Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize winning historian and author of Team of Rivals

A powerful exposition of the strengths and limitations of technology in shaping our lives and addressing today's greatest challenges. More than ever, as Colvin demonstrates, we need people who embody the most human of qualities. An uplifting account of the enduring potential of humanity itself. - Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever

Through a series of practical case studies and insights, Colvin clearly demonstrates that regardless of where the future takes us emotional intelligence will remain one of the most valuable human skills and the Human Element will remain a differentiator. - Andrew N. Liveris, chairman and CEO, Dow Chemical Company

Geoff Colvin's fresh take on how to respond to the rise of brilliant machines and the changing nature of work is as wise as it is inspiring. - Dominic Barton, global managing director, McKinsey & Company

A measured and comprehensive case for the edge that human beings will have over their titanium brethren in the future job market. Packed full of insightful research and case studies, Humans are Underrated makes a compelling case that people aren't surplus to requirements just yet. - Elite Business --This text refers to the paperback edition.

From the Publisher

Geoff Colvin is Fortune's senior editor-at-large and is also the author of Talent is Overrated and The Upside of the Downturn. He has served as moderator of the Fortune Global Forum, where he has interviewed Bill Gates, Jack Welch, Herb Kelleher, Peter Drucker and other business legends. Colvin graduated Harvard cum-laude with a B.A. in Economics, and received his MBA from New York University's Stern School. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • Publisher : Portfolio (4 August 2015)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 1147 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 262 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN : 1857886380
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 91 ratings
click to open popover

Customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5
91 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Top reviews from Australia

There are 0 reviews and 0 ratings from Australia

Top reviews from other countries

4.0 out of 5 stars thoughtful and helpful
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 February 2016
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars A worthwhile read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 January 2018
Verified Purchase
Sabri Dönmez
5.0 out of 5 stars Like a new book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 February 2021
Verified Purchase
Francesco Piccioni
5.0 out of 5 stars Positive future
Reviewed in Italy on 6 November 2016
Verified Purchase
Ln Drbc
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Reviewed in France on 13 April 2018
Verified Purchase