January 25th, 2017


Peabody Marriott
8 Centennial Road
Peabody MA USA


7:00am – 9:00am

Much, if not most, post-election journalism has focused on the central reality show character who pulled off the greatest upset in American political history. The focus is misplaced and mislabeled. The recent election is not about Trump, nor is it about populism. It is bigger than both, in this country and worldwide. Trump, and now President-elect Trump, is not the messenger. He is simply the message that has taken hold and is reverberating around the world.

The economic implications are staggering – in excitable reaction, fear, and enormous opportunities. The year ahead will be like none we have ever seen. 2016 began with a panic on Wall Street which most have forgotten, as life returned to what most considered normal. 2017 will unfold with similar concerns, but for different reasons, and will not return to any traditional notion of normal. Much is now known about the landscape ahead, two observations in particular. First, the economic year that was will never be again. The once established, familiar, and mainstream have been changed forever. Second, what has been ushered in is the new “New.” Those who understand the depth and scope of this trend, which includes fulfilling needs of society that have not been met in the past quarter century, will reap the rewards.

The noted economist Robert Gough has helped us get a grip on upcoming economic changes at the last January NSTC Breakfast Networking Meeting. This year is one that has many of us scratching our heads, and I for one am glad that we will have the chance to hear someone who might be able to give us a levelheaded and expert perspective. Gough will be speaking at the NSTC Breakfast Meeting on Wednesday, January 25 at the Peabody Marriott.  I hope you will register (use the link below) and spread the word among your friends and colleagues.

About Robert

Robert A. Gough, Jr., Ph.D. is President and CEO of G-enovation, of Lexington, MA, a predictive analytics company that provides clients with strategic simulation applications. Prior to this he was Managing Director of Lexington Partners, an investment-banking firm, where he helped to establish or expand several companies in the biotech, communications, software, internet, and investment spaces. Before that, he was Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist of Fernwood Investment Management.

Bob received his Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University. He has testified before various U.S. House and Senate Committees on economic, industry, and policy issues and has been principally involved with Fortune 500 decision makers, both domestically and abroad. Bob has lectured frequently at various leading colleges and universities, including teaching at Wellesley College for 10 years.

He has appeared nationally on the Lehrer News Hour, Today Show, Good Morning America, and the CBS Evening News. He has also guest-hosted radio talk shows on National Public Radio and a number of AM stations. Bob has been Economics Editor at WBZ-TV, the CBS affiliate in Boston, appearing regularly on news programs to discuss and analyze topical economic issues and breaking news ev

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