Todd Buchholz

Former White House Economic Policy Director
Todd Buchholz
  • Award-winning economics Professor at Harvard
  • Former advisor to President Bush and frequent commentator on CBS, ABC News, and PBS
  • Authored numerous textbooks used in Universities worldwide
  • Discusses the intricate connection between policy and the economy, and what’s at stake for the country in years to come

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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., the 2008 pop in commodity prices, and the downgrade of the U.S. debt rating.  The New York Times has turned to him to decipher terrorist threats and the job market. Business Week 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 was 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 worldwide, the likes of which include Harvard, Duke, 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 EconomistsNew Ideas from Dead CEOs, From Here to Economy, and Lasting Lessons from the Corner Office, which were lavishly praised by the New York Times and Financial Times. His newest book Rush: Why You Need and Love the Rat Race has been named by Publishers Weekly as a “top ten” book for 2011, and has been praised by the Financial Times, Toronto Globe & Mail, L.A. Times, and the BBC, among many others.

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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Consumers, Cash, and Your Comeback. Todd Buchholz is advising some of the hardest-hit companies – from major cruise lines to Broadway theaters – on their comeback. Delivered either virtually or in-person, this talk enables your audience to tap into his frontline economic experience to help your business grow now.  

  • Find out whether the economy will bounce back with a V-shaped, U-shaped, or W-shaped recovery, and how to adjust for contingencies 
  • Position your company to be, not just a survivor but a beneficiary of the economic rebound ahead
  • Target the customers and entities that can spend the most—soon

Prosperity Ahead – or Not? The economy never sleeps, and neither can your business. As the U.S. heads toward the 2020 elections, and the E.U. and U.K. wrangle over Brexit, Todd shows you the forces that will determine whether the economy climbs higher and what it means for you.

•    Discover how demographics, technology, and globalization are reshaping the economy and our future
•    Pinpoint the signs of stock market rallies, and the warning signs of slumps
•    Identify the political pressures on trade, debt, and interest rates from the U.S. to the E.U. to China

How to Compete in a Global Economy Never before have businesses felt such pressure to compete. Plentiful jobs and low borrowing rates sound great, but how do you keep motivated workers?  Sales may break records, but can firms raise prices when their costs go up?  Customers seem ready to jump to a competitor, while Millennials and Generation Z challenge marketers. How can your company thrive in a quickly changing global economy?

•    Learn how the “scissors economy” cuts costs while creating new opportunities
•    Explore the ways to build customer loyalty even when facing unforeseen circumstances
•    Find out which countries offer the best opportunities for investment and expansion

Behavioral Economics Can Work For You People matter.  The economy is not an Excel spreadsheet stuffed with numbers.  And humans don’t respond merely to data.  Our brains yearn for excitement.  Psychological forces can move financial markets and product markets quicker and further than anything else. Find out how to harness these forces in 60 minutes.

•    Explore how generational differences impact your workplace and your customers
•    See how psychology shapes financial and customer choices
•    Learn the three words that most excite your employees, investors, and clients

Finding Hope in World Politics While the daily news tend to focus on the “crisis of the day,” Todd puts the world in perspective, showing you where progress is taking place and what you need to pay attention to. Start pursuing tomorrow’s opportunities today. 

•    Take a world tour to the “hot spots” that are on the cusp of economic and political change.
•    Understand how presidents and prime ministers – from Washington to Beijing to New Delhi– make crucial decisions
•    Learn how globalization has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty, while sparking protests about Brexit, big banks, and NATO

New Ideas from Dead CEOs Every great – and not-so-great – CEO wrestles with new challenges. By examining the brilliant CEOs who launched and led revolutionary businesses, Todd shows you the most important lessons that your company can use to anticipate trends, conquer inertia, and open up fresh opportunities for profit.

•    Discover the entrepreneurial secrets that launched McDonalds, Sony, Estee Lauder, and Apple
•    Find out why Ray Kroc, Steve Jobs, and Sam Walton conquered their competition
•    Apply the brilliant and motivational lessons of the greatest CEOs to your business today
•    Examine whether now is the best time to lock in financing and where around the globe are the best opportunities

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