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., and the 2008 pop in commodity prices. 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. Todd Buchholz is a former director of economic policy at the White House and a managing partner of the legendary $15 billion Tiger hedge fund. He is a frequent commentator on ABC News, PBS and CNBC and has advised such leading companies as Microsoft, Merrill Lynch, IBM and Toyota. Buchholz won the Allyn Young Teaching Prize at Harvard, and holds advanced degrees in economics and law from Cambridge and Harvard. Todd is the bestselling author of several non-fiction books. The Castro Gene is his first fiction work.