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 and CNBC correctly forecast the soaring inflation of 2022, the 2014 collapse in energy prices, the 2008 pop in commodity prices, the downgrade of the U.S. debt rating, and the 2001 recession. The New York Times has turned to him to decipher terrorist threats and the job market. The Wall Street Journal named his newest book The Price of Prosperity a “must-read.” 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 legendary $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 insights have been widely cited by leading Democrats and Republicans. Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers said about Buchholz’s New Ideas from Dead Economists: “If you read only one economics book this year, read this one.” Buchholz is a frequent commentator on ABC News, PBS, and CBS, and recently hosted his own special on CNBC. Buchholz has debated such luminaries as Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz. He is also the inventor of the Math Arrow, which makes mathematics more intuitive for children. Martin Cooper, inventor of the cellphone calls the Math Arrow “ingenious.” Buchholz has served as a fellow at Cambridge University.
Buchholz’s books have been translated into a dozen languages and are used in universities worldwide, including Harvard, Duke, and Princeton. The Sunday Times called The Price of Prosperity: “highly entertaining, far-sighted, and enjoyably acerbic.” 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, New 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. Publishers Weekly named his book Rush: Why You Need and Love the Rat Race a “top ten” book, and has been praised by the Financial Times, Toronto Globe & Mail, L.A. Times, and the BBC, among many others.
Buchholz has penned articles for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Washington Post. 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, Amazon, Toyota, Goldman Sachs, the UAE and Mexican stock exchanges, South Korea national television, and the UK Parliament.