Over the past decade, Peter Navarro has been a keynote speaker on management, finance, global politics and the economy at hundreds of events. His speaking style is unique; it involves a very active engagement of the audience using a state of the art 'audience response system'.

Peter Navarro is a business professor at the University of California-Irvine. He is the author of the ground-breaking management book, The Well-Timed Strategy, and the bestselling investment book If It's Raining in Brazil, Buy Starbucks. His most recent work is titled Always a Winner: Finding Your Competitive Advantage in an Up and Down Economy.

Professor Navarro's unique and internationally recognized expertise lies in his 'big picture' application of a highly sophisticated but easily accessible macroeconomic analysis of the business environment and financial markets for investors and corporate executives.

Navarro's articles have appeared in a wide range of publications, from Business Week, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal to Harvard Business Review, the Sloan Management Review, and the Journal of Business. Professor Navarro is a widely-sought after and gifted public speaker. He has appeared frequently on Bloomberg TV and radio, CNN, CNBC, and NPR, as well as on all three major network news shows.

Peter Navarro and Glen Hubbard released Seeds of Destruction: Why the Path to Economic Ruin Runs Through Washington, and How to Reclaim American Prosperity.

In this powerful, timely, and nonpartisan book, Hubbard and Navarro take on the most important problem of our age -- a decade-long pattern in which the American economy has grown below its full potential, giving rise to fears about the nation's future prosperity.

The analytical approach the two authors take is as innovative as it is insightful. They begin by explaining that the growth of any nation is propelled by four drivers -- consumption, business investment, government spending, and net exports. The authors then use this 'GDP Growth Driver equation' to illustrate how each of the four components of the American economy suffer from major structural imbalances. To understand that these structural imbalances make it virtually impossible for the American economy to reach its full potential growth rate is to understand that the key to solving America's economic problems lies in rebalancing the American economy.

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Forecasting the U.S. and global economy
This forecast can be tailored to either investors or business executives. For investors, it includes a discussion of appropriate money management strategies over the course of the stock market cycle. For business executive audiences, my forecast similarly includes a discussion of appropriate business strategies over the course of the business cycle. For both investors and business executives, the most important part of my speech is to teach them to become their own economic forecasters. This approach is presented in my book Always a Winner. For groups seeking a strong educational component for their audience, this 'teach you how to forecast' aspect of the speech is always a big hit.

Strategically Meeting the China Challenge
The foundation for this speech is Professor Navarro's analysis of U.S.-China relations in his book The Coming China Wars. In that book, he describe how the emergence of China is sparking a tremendous competition globally for markets, natural resources, and political and military influence. For corporate audiences, Peter explains how to conduct a proper risk assessment when considering offshoring production facilities to China. For companies facing stiff Chinese competition, he also offers a suite of strategies to combat China's 'weapons of mass production'.

What the Best MBAs Know
This presentation is based on the book What the Best MBAs Know; it is an executive-level overview of the MBA 'toolbox'. This presentation is best conducted in a workshop format with the goal of providing executives and middle managers with a working overview of how the key concepts and tools offered in business schools may be profitably applied in their own corporate environment. The presentation is specifically tailored to the particular industry that Peter is working with.

 

Testimonials

Witty, fun, and very informative... Peter Navarro has come as close as you can to creating the ultimate roadmap to understanding how news and economic events affect markets.
- Pristine Capital Holdings, Inc.

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