Keynote Speaker

Acclaimed author, former White House economic policy director and economist Todd Buchholz connects the dots between local and global markets, the politics that define business environments, and the people who drive it all.

In his keynote speeches, Buchholz draws on years of research into financial topics ranging from housing finance to fast-food lawsuits to the influence of competition on our lives as working members of society (Rush: Why You Need and Love the Rat Race). His work in historical economics (New Ideas from Dead Economists, New Ideas from Dead CEOs) brings to light past influences and trends that affect today’s economic landscapes. From Here to Economy is a trusted guide to economic literacy, simply and clearly explained. In Lasting Lessons from the Corner Office, through “compelling and fast-reading narratives” (Booklist), Buchholz examines the great ideas, and some of the failures, of several CEOs and entrepreneurs whose businesses grew to become household names.

Buchholz is an experienced and dedicated keynote speaker and media personality who is noted for his sharp wit, candid demeanor, and well-researched arguments on a broad variety of topics.


Keynote speech topics include:

Is the Economy Headed Higher – or Off a Cliff?

Former Tiger hedge fund managing director Todd Buchholz develops a timely vision for the economy and the stock market.

How to Compete in a Global Economy

Buchholz anticipates the trends that will open up fresh opportunities for manufacturing, service and technology companies.

Election 2016 – What’s at Stake?

Former White House adviser Todd Buchholz takes you inside the hottest economic policy debates in Washington and helps you understand whether the shenanigans in Washington make life easier or tougher for your company.

Rush: Why You Need and Love the Rat Race

Todd Buchholz pokes a hole in conventional wisdom by arguing that competition does not stifle businesses and working members of society, but actually makes them healthier. The key is to get creative.

New Ideas from Dead CEOs

Todd Buchholz redesigns his best-selling book into a lecture, in which he brings to life history’s greatest CEOs and entrepreneurs, showing how their leadership, ideas and failures can inform and inspire today’s chaotic marketplace.

China: The Threat and The Opportunity

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 country’s incredible business opportunities, while avoiding the landmines.

The Hope and Danger Behind World Politics

Former economic policy advisor during the Gulf War and Harvard economics teacher Todd Buchholz takes his audience on a world tour to gauge the ‘hot spots’ that threaten our markets, and the successful stories that can uplift them. 


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