Widely recognized as the father of modern business strategy, Dr. Michael E. Porter is a renowned economist and one of the world’s most legendary thinkers on management and competitiveness. His first book, “Competitive Strategy” (Free Press), defined the modern strategy field since its publication in 1980.
Ask people who remain positive about America’s long-term economic future about the reasons for their optimism and many will point to three unique selling points of the country: entrepreneurial spirit, world-class educational institutions and the depth of its financial capital markets. But for how much longer can America retain its leadership in these three areas? There are growing signs that its status in each is being challenged.
One of the most renowned economic keynote speakers of his generation, Dr. Nouriel Roubini is widely recognized for predicting the collapse of the US housing market and the global recession of 2008. An ardent researcher and strategist, Dr. Roubini is an expert on when and why economic crises happen, and was named one of Fortune’s “10 new gurus you should know.”
Maria Bartiromo joined FOX Business Network (FBN) as Global Markets Editor in January 2014. She is the anchor of Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo (weekdays, 9-11 AM/ET) on FBN and hosts Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo (10-11 AM/ET) on FOX News Channel (FNC). Bartiromo has covered business and the economy for more than 25 years and was one of the building blocks of business cable network CNBC.
Daniel Yergin is a highly respected authority and speaker on energy, international politics and economics. Yergin is a Pulitzer Prize winner and recipient of the United States Energy Award for “lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding.”
The legendary investment guru, Jim Rogers, is always keeping an eye out for untapped profits. He used a round-the-world motorcycle trip to make bold conclusions about the global economy and investment strategies. As a speaker, Jim Rogers gets to the heart of what’s driving successful nations and economies upward, and what’s slashing troubled ones downward.
Financial speaker Joseph Stiglitz is a Professor at Columbia University and Chair of the Committee on Global Thought. He is also co-founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia. In 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for his analyses of asymmetric markets, and was lead author of the 1995 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
Larry Kudlow was formerly chief economist and senior managing director of Bear Stearns & Company. Kudlow started his professional career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he worked in open market operations and bank supervision. Kudlow was educated at the University of Rochester and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
The world-famous keynote and business speaker, Ben Stein, graduated from Columbia University in 1966 with honors in economics. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1970 as valedictorian of his class by election of his classmates. Ben Stein also studied in the graduate school of economics at Yale.
Dr. Laffer has been widely acknowledged for his economic achievements. He was noted in Time magazine’s March 19, 1999, cover story as one of “The Century’s Greatest Minds” for inventing the Laffer Curve, which it deemed one of “a few of the advances that powered this extraordinary century.”
One of the most sophisticated financial experts in the country, Jeremy Siegel delves much deeper than the fundamental issues on the business page. He analyzes every facet of the markets and helps you create a strategy that builds on changing trends, historic patterns and his industry-tested personal ability to chart the future shifts of global economies.
Richard Florida is one of the world’s leading public intellectuals. Esquire Magazine recently named him one of the ‘Best and Brightest’. He is author of the national and international best- selling book, The Rise of the Creative Class, which received the Washington Monthly’s Political Book Award and was cited as a major breakthrough idea by the Harvard Business Review.
Andrew McAfee studies how IT changes how companies perform, organize themselves, compete at higher levels, and how computerization affects competition, society, economy, & workforce.
Todd Buchholz is an international economist, hedge fund manager, former Harvard lecturer. He has written several books on the economy, including New Ideas from Dead Economists, New Ideas from Dead CEOs and Market Shock.
Dr. Barry Asmus is a Senior Economist with the National Center for Policy Analysis. Dr. Asmus has been named by USA Today as one of the five most requested speakers in the United States. Over the last twenty-five years, Dr. Asmus has spoken to thousands of companies and associations throughout the United States.
Pippa Malmgren regularly visits with leading policy-makers among the offices of heads of government, the boards of central banks and elected and appointed officials among the G7 countries in order to discern how the political and policy environment will influence prices in financial markets.
When former Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai was asked in the early 1970s about the impact of the French revolution, he reportedly replied: “Too early to say.” This answer has become synonymous with China’s famed patient long-term approach to public policy and problem solving – even though it has since transpired that Zhou was in fact referring not to the 1789 revolution, but the 1968 student uprising. In seemingly stark contrast, the Western approach to business, economics and democratic politics has become decidedly short-term, with significant, and deleterious consequences for economic growth and living standards in the longer term.
Greg Valliere is the Chief Global Strategist at Horizon Investments. With over three decades of experience following Washington for investors, Greg brings a unique perspective, analyzing policy and politics and their impact on the markets.
Ray Kurzweil has been described as “the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal, and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes. Inc. magazine ranked him #8 among entrepreneurs in the United States, calling him the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison.”
The financial turmoil that hit emerging-market economies last spring, following the US Federal Reserve’s “taper tantrum” over its quantitative-easing (QE) policy, has returned with a vengeance. This time, the trigger was a confluence of several events: a currency crisis in Argentina, where the authorities stopped intervening in the forex markets to prevent the loss of foreign reserves; weaker economic data from China; and persistent political uncertainty and unrest in Turkey, Ukraine, and Thailand.