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Todd Buchholz California
Todd Buchholz

Todd Buchholz "lights up economics with a wickedly sparkling wit," says the Associated Press. He recently jousted with James Carville and Ben Stein, and Successful Meetings Magazine named him one of the "21 Top Speakers for the 21st Century."

His editorials in the Wall Street Journal and commentaries on PBS correctly forecast the 2001 slowdown in the U.S., and the 2008 pop in commodity prices. The New York Times has turned to him to decipher terrorist threats and the job market. BusinessWeek raved about his book Market Shock, which warned of the quicksand facing the stock market. Buchholz entertains his audiences and shows them how to thrive in a challenging economy, while gearing up for future prosperity.

From White House to Wall Street...

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 advised 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 and Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz. He is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Two Oceans Management, LLC and will be a fellow at Cambridge University in 2009.

He 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 books are New Ideas From Dead CEOs, and a novel, 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 such groups as Microsoft, IBM, Goldman Sachs and the US 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 and is a co-producer of the Broadway smash "Jersey Boys."


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  • 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 is shaping the economy, Wall Street and your business.

    • Who's pushing the buttons on economic policy and industry regulation?
    • Will the disastrous markets create backlash against trade and investment?
    • Will new environmental policies invigorate or cripple the business climate?
    • How is Fed chair Ben Bernanke working with the Obama 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 - The world has changed, with terrorist threats growing around the world. 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 analysis of the current political situation and a look to the future elections, while helping you figure out whether the shenanigans in Washington are making life easier or tougher for your company.

  • New Ideas from Dead CEOs - Todd Buchholz brings to life history's greatest CEOs -- from Ray Kroc to Akio Morita, Estee Lauder to Tom Watson Sr. -- and shows how their lives, leadership, and lessons can teach and inspire us. Buchholz's latest best-selling book, New Ideas from Dead CEOs, is already required reading at Wharton and boardrooms throughout the world. His presentation is not just history and biography -- it shows audiences how to grapple with the compelling challenges of globalization, technological change and political conflict.
New Ideas from Dead CEOs The Castro Gene New Ideas from Dead Economists Bringing the Jobs Home Market Shock
New Ideas from Dead CEOs: Lasting Lessons from the Corner Office The Castro Gene New Ideas from Dead Economists: An Introduction to Modern Economic Thought Bringing the Jobs Home: How the Left Created the Outsourcing Crisis and How We Can Fix It Market Shock: 9 Economic and Social Upheavals That Will Shake Your Financial Future and WhatTo Do About Them

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