Speaker Profile
Sanford Kahn, Business Author/Speaker, has been a professional speaker for over 25 years to both the corporate and national trade and professional association markets. He was the host and producer of the popular Times mirror cable vision series "Ask the Economist". Mr. Kahn has authored many articles on the business impact of future economic trends. His most recent publication is The Great Economic & Business Myths That Dominate Our Lives.


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The U.S. Economic Machine:

How to Thrive Amidst Turbulence

Companies can prosper from economic change

The changing business environment impacts planning and thus profitability. Contrary to popular opinion, economic trends do not change all that quickly. But if you continue to ride an old trend, it could impact your competitiveness.

Mr. Kahn's presentations are geared toward your participant's needs. His presentations reveal how trends affect businesses and how economic knowledge and improve your success and advancement

Trends that point the way to profits

Business trends do not exist in isolation. From 1995 to 2000 we experienced the first phase of a Founders Economy --- a period of fundamental and rapid technological and economic transformation. (The last one was in the 1920's.) They seem to defy the laws of economic gravity only to end with "blood in the streets". We are now into the second phase --- a phase of intense worldwide business competition and survival. This phase will last at least for the next 15 years.

During this phase, all business decisions involve trade-offs among the three business focal points of Safety, Liquidity, and Rate-of-Return. Your choice of the trade-offs will determine the success of your endeavors.

Economic Factors that Affect Businesses

Individuals and businesses do not live and work in an economic vacuum. There are several outside factors that will directly impact your decisions. These three outside factors are:

  • Interest Rates: Why interest rates will stay volatile in our credit economy.
  • Government Impact: Results of changing tax policy and deficit spending on long-term economic growth.
  • Sharpened Competition: Changing your focus from the bottom line to the top line. Why gaining market share it pivotal to success.

Who owns the future?

The future belongs to those individuals who can quickly discern, adapt to, and exploit the unpredictable movements in the turbulent flow of life. The future does not belong to the big or the small, but to the swift.

The GOAL of the program

Succinctly put, the goal is to give business managers an understanding of the future economic environment they will be operating in and how they must orient their strategies to grow and prosper in this environment. The major operating trends in our national economy will impact the success and operation of your business. Knowledge of these trends can give you an operating edge over your competition.


If you need more information or have any questions on the presentation, please contact Mr. Kahn directly by email sanford16@yahoo.com.

The presentation includes a discussion of:

  • The seven deadly business sins
  • Megatrends - where we are and where we are going
  • How to maintain and increase market share
  • Understanding the Federal Reserve Bank - tight money vs. loose money
  • Economic signs - how to spot emerging trends
  • China vs. the United States - how will this impact our prosperity?
  • The Law of Le Chatelier - a law governing the movement of market economies and the impact on you

Sanford Kahn had a one hour interview recently by the Institute of Success and Goal Achievement. Many topics, both of a personal and business nature, were covered. To listen to this interview, please go to the link: http://instantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=2952399.

Partial List of References
Associated Equipment Distributors
National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
Nation Association of Pipe Fabricators
Promotional Products Association
Painting and Decorating Contractors of America
Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association
Associated Builders and Contractors
Mechanical Contractors Association of America
Modular Building Institute
National Metal Decorators Association
Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning National Association
Credit Union National Association

Upon request, the following articles are available for your review and use.
1.   Business Cycle Follies
2.   Liquidity Is King—Not Elvis
3.   New Release—The Last Prop
4.   News Release—The Rule of 20
5.   News Release—Terrorism’s Impact on Business Growth
6.   A Short Concise Primer On Interest Rates
7.   The Seven Deadly Business Sins
8.   The Great Business Myths That Dominate Our Lives
9.   Attitude Is Everything?
10. Debt, Rate-of-Return & Business Risk
11. Getting It Right: Taxation & Economic Growth
12. Is Rate-of-Return The Most Important Investment Criterion?
13. Business News Update: Double Dipper—NOT
14. Business News Update: Business Pop Quiz
15. How Markets Work
16. Business News Update: Watch Gold!
17. The Gathering Economic Tsunami
18. The New Feudal Society
19. Business News Update: Taxation Tutorial

      “It was the first time in my memory that I was transported from Adam Smith to "Reaganomics” in less than an hour! The interested questioning by our members attests to your success here. I have no hesitancy in recommending you for an informative talk on our changing economic trends.”
Hal Pinchin, Executive Vice President American Building Contractors Association

     “Your speech was very germane to top management. We need more of this!”
David Burch, Director of Human Resources Precision Machined Products Association

     “We heard nothing but favorable and complimentary comments concerning your portion of the program, and I understand you had a crowd of people around you at the conclusion seeking additional advice.”
Richard Barnes, President
American Concrete Pipe Association

     “Our members found your presentation one of the best of the year! Your presentation was both informative and enjoyable.”
David Hurtt, Technical Director United Foam Corp.

     “Thank you for a presentation that is not only beneficial to one’s business lifestyle… but one that is most beneficial to one’s personal growth as well.”
Gary Wann, Vice President
National Management Association, City of Orange, CA