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Todd Buchholz Biography
Economist and keynote speaker Todd Buchholz "lights up economics with a wickedly sparkling wit," says the Associated Press. The former White House senior economic advisor, Tiger hedge fund managing director and best-selling author has jousted with such personalities as James Carville and Ben Stein. His lively and informative speaking engagements have earned him a place in Successful Meetings Magazine`s "21 Top Speakers for the 21st Century, and his best-selling books on economics and financial markets have been widely translated and are taught in universities worldwide.
From White House to Wall Street
As a keynote speaker and commentator, Todd Buchholz brings his experience as a former White House director of economic policy, a managing director of the $15 billion Tiger hedge fund, and a Harvard economics teacher to the cutting edge of economics, fiscal politics, finance, and business strategy. Buchholz is a frequent commentator on ABC News, PBS, and CBS. He recently hosted his own special on CNBC. Buchholz has debated such luminaries in the field of economics as Lester Thurow and Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz. He is a co-founder and managing director of Two Oceans Management, LLC and was a fellow at Cambridge University in 2009.
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, including Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. His commentaries were closely read by officials at the Federal Reserve, Bundesbank and Bank of England. 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."
Acclaimed Author and Keynote Speaker
Buchholz has authored numerous critically acclaimed and best-selling books, many of which he has developed into successful lectures and speaking events. His books have been translated into a dozen languages and are used in universities worldwide, including at Harvard, Duke, and Princeton. Author Buchholz is praised for his examination of economics, business and entrepreneurship in the context of global society.
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 has also published the best-selling New Ideas from Dead Economists, New Ideas from Dead CEOs, From Here to Economy, and Lasting Lessons from the Corner Office, which garnered high praise from The New York Times and Financial Times. Named by Publishers Weekly as a "top ten" book for 2011, his book Rush: Why You Need and Love the Rat Race has been praised by the Financial Times, Toronto Globe & Mail, Los Angeles Times and the BBC, among many others. Buchholz has penned articles for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Forbes, and Reader`s Digest.
Trend Forecaster & Global Economy Expert
Buchholz is widely sought keynote speaker for his depth of experience, sharp wit and honest, entertaining delivery. He puts global politics and financial markets into perspective and offers a positive understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing today`s markets.
An experienced speaker and media personality, Buchholz gave a lecture at the White House entitled "Clarity, Honesty and Modesty in Economics," and has delivered keynote speeches before such influential corporate and financial institutions as Microsoft, IBM, Goldman Sachs and the United States Chamber of Commerce. He has served as a consulting advisor to the White House, Microsoft, Allstate, Goldman Sachs, IBM, SAP and Toyota, and he is routinely asked to provide perspective in newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.
RUSH: Why You Need and Love the Rat Race
A former White House director of economic policy makes the outrageous argument that we don`t really want to relax-we want to compete.
We think we will be happy when we have some downtime-when we can finally go on vacation, disconnect, shut down. But in this provocative book, Todd Buchholz will convince you that what you really want is to chase your tail-even if you never catch it.
Weaving in everything from neuroeconomics to evolutionary biology to renaissance art to General Motors, Buchholz will convince you that the race to compete has not only made us taller and smarter, it`s what we love and need.
Witty, breezy, and very funny, Todd Buchholz shows that it`s the race itself that literally delivers the rush, even if we never reach the finish line.
Rush: Why You Need and Love the Rat Race
Todd Buchholz, author of the classic New Ideas from Dead Economists and New Ideas from Dead Ceos, reveals why we need competition to keep us going and going strong. Weaving in everything from neuroeconomics to evolutionary biology to renaissance art to General Motors, Buchholz will convince you that the race to compete has not only made us taller and smarter, it`s what we love and need. In his provocative presentation, Buchholz explains why laid-back firms get entangled in their own red-tape and why contented ceos end up driving their employees to bankruptcy court. While Buchholz argues that businesses need internal competition, he shows how to inspire creative competition, rather than a shark-infested culture. This is a cutting edge presentation that defies and shreds conventional wisdom.
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? Will commodity inflation unhinge the economy again? How will Fed chair Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Geithner keep the economy recovering? Todd Buchholz, who led the White House 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. China poses a threat but also an opportunity for new sales. Loyal customers seem ready to jump to a competitor. 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.
New Ideas From Dead CEOs
Todd G. 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 inform and inspire us in today`s chaotic marketplace. How did Sam Walton help create the "scissors economy" and go from being the owner of a single dime store to the CEO of Wal-Mart? How did Estee Lauder, a working-class woman from Queens, convince the shoppers at Saks to buy her cosmetics? How did the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 eventually lead to A.P. Giannini`s success as America`s greatest banker? Todd answers these questions and shows today`s business managers how to deploy their entrepreneurial secrets to benefit their companies in today`s hypercompetitive global economy. Todd uses his experience as a White House economist, Harvard scholar, and Wall Street professional to show investors what kinds of CEOs to invest with, and what kinds of companies to steer away from. In addition, Todd lays out a forecast for the economy and the financial markets. The audience will come away from the presentation with a fresh understanding of the competitive pressures we face today, and a roadmap to finding success.
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 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. In just a few weeks during the winter of 2011, the map of the Middle East turned upside down, reposing dictators and replacing them with ... who knows? 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.
Election 2012: What`s at Stake?
Former White House adviser Todd Buchholz takes you inside the hottest debates in Washington. Who`s pushing the buttons on economic policy and industry regulation? Can President Obama do anything to reshape the economic and business landscape while facing up to a GOP-controlled Congress? Can Ben Bernanke handle the bitter criticism over QE2? Will new environmental regulations invigorate or cripple the business climate? Who will lead the Republicans into the 2012 presidential election? What`s at stake for the economy, the financial markets and geopolitics? Todd Buchholz will help you figure out whether the shenanigans in Washington make life easier or tougher for your company.