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Todd Buchholz
Trend forecaster, investor, author & political and global economy expert; lights up economics with a wickedly sparkling wit.
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Todd Buchholz “lights up economics with a wickedly sparkling wit,” says the Associated Press. Todd recently jousted with James Carville and Ben Stein, and Successful Meetings Magazine named him one of the “21 Top Speakers for the Twentieth Century.” His editorials in the Wall Street Journal correctly forecast the 2001 slowdown in the U.S., and the New York Times has turned to him to decipher terrorist threats and the job market.  “Witty, iconoclastic, and engaging” says the Wall Street Journal of Buchholz, while BusinessWeek raved about his book Market Shock, which warned of quicksand facing the stock market. He entertains audiences, showing them how to thrive in a chaotic economy, while gearing up for prosperity.

A former director of economic policy at the White House, a managing director of the $15 billion Tiger hedge fund, and an award-winning economics teacher at Harvard, Buchholz targets his entertaining remarks to the cutting edge of economics, finance, and business strategy. He has been a senior economic adviser to President Bush and is a frequent commentator on ABC News, PBS, and CBS, and recently hosted his own special on CNBC. Buchholz has debated such luminaries as Lester Thurow, Robert Reich and Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz. He is the Co-Founder of Enso Capital.
Todd has authored numerous books that have been translated into a dozen languages and are used in universities nationwide, the likes of which include Harvard, Brigham Young and Princeton. Market Shock: 9 Economic and Social Upheavals that Will Shake Our Financial Future, was released to rave reviews and dubbed “outstanding” by the Wall Street Journal. Buchholz is also author of the best-selling "New Ideas from Dead Economists" and "From Here To Economy," which were lavishly praised by The New York Times and Financial Times. His newest book Bringing the Jobs Home was recently released by Penguin, and C-Span’s BookTV chose to broadcast a speech by Buchholz on the book eight times! His latest releases include the business leadership book New Ideas from Dead CEOs and the financial-political thriller, The Castro Gene.

Buchholz is a contributing editor at Worth magazine, where he writes the “Global Markets” column, and he has penned articles for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Reader’s Digest. He delivered a lecture at the White House entitled “Clarity, Honesty and Modesty in Economics,” and has been a keynote speaker before IBM, Citibank and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Before joining Tiger in 1996, Buchholz was President of the G7 Group, Inc., an international consulting firm, whose clientele included many of the top securities firms, investment banks and money managers in New York, London, and Tokyo. From 1989 to 1992 he served at the White House as a Director for Economic Policy.

Buchholz won the Allyn Young Teaching Prize at Harvard and holds advanced degrees in economics and law from Cambridge and Harvard. He also holds several engineering and design patents.

The Economy in the Age of Obama: 
Former White House adviser Todd Buchholz takes you on a tour of Washington power centers, showing you how the Obama White House will reshape the economy, Wall Street and your business.

  • Who's pushing the buttons on economic policy and industry regulation?
  • How will the 2008 elections shake up the tax code and international trade?
  • Will the disastrous markets of 2008 create backlash against trade and investment?
  • Will new environmental policies invigorate or cripple the business climate?
  • Will Fed chair Ben Bernanke work hand in hand  --or at odds-- with the new administration? 

Todd Buchholz will give you behind-the-scenes insights on the elections and help you figure out whether the shenanigans in Washington will make life easier or tougher for your company

Is the Economy Headed Higher -- or Off a Cliff?
The go-go days of the 1990s turned into the go-backwards days of the 2000’s. What’s next? How will China’s explosive growth shake up business? How will Ben Bernanke keep the economy recovering? Todd Buchholz, who led the White House’s National Energy Strategy, will help you figure out whether OPEC will tighten the energy noose again. Learn how the “scissors economy” opens up new business and investment opportunities. Today might be the very best—or the very worst—time to finance a loan. By “connecting the dots” of the world economy, Todd Buchholz will help you develop a timely vision for the economy and the stock market.

How To Compete in A Global Economy
Never before have businesses felt so excruciating pressure to compete. While riding a roller coaster stock market, firms have struggled to raise prices, even when their costs go up. Loyal customers seem ready to jump to a competitor. China poses a threat, but also an opportunity for new sales. How can your company or industry survive and thrive? What will Congress do to help or hurt your industry in the coming year? Learn how to anticipate the new trends that open up fresh opportunities for manufacturing, service and technology companies.

The Hope and Danger Behind World Politics
Since September 11 the world has changed, looking even more dangerous than during the Cold War era when the Soviet Union aimed missiles at the U.S. Todd Buchholz takes his audience on a world tour to gauge the “hot spots” that threaten us. At the same time, though, we must appreciate the successes: the countries that have turned from dictatorships to democracies; the economies that have dumped communism for capitalism. As a former “point man” for the White House during the Gulf War, Todd Buchholz shows his audience how to handle the risks while keeping hope alive. Recently, The New York Times editorial page called on Buchholz to make sense of the terrorism threat.

China: The Threat and the Opportunity
Everyone knows China offers 1 billion potential customers. But China also provides 1 billion workers eager to compete with American workers. The Chinese Communist party has shed its communist ideology, but it still struggles to keep its people under control. By showing audiences how to anticipate China’s next moves, Todd Buchholz will help you take advantage of the incredible business opportunities ahead, while avoiding the landmines.

The Inside Story on the White House, the Fed, and Congress
Former White House adviser Todd Buchholz takes you on a tour of Washington power centers. Who’s pushing the buttons on economic policy and industry regulation? Is Ben Bernanke working hand in hand --or at odds-- with the Bush administration? Todd Buchholz will give you the scoop on upcoming elections and help you figure out whether the shenanigans in Washington make life easier or tougher for your company.

NEW IDEAS FROM DEAD CEOs: Lasting Lessons from the Corner Office (2007)
Bringing the Jobs Home (Penguin 2004)
Market Shock: 9 Economic and Social Upheavals that Will Shake your Financial Future -- and What to Do About Them (Harper-Collins 2000)
New Ideas from Dead Economists (Penguin 1999)
From Here to Economy: A Shortcut to Economic Literacy (Penguin 1996)

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