“Trend forecaster, investor, author & political and global economy expert; lights up economics with a wickedly sparkling wit.”
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.