We all have the 'dream' career. The one that seems just a little too impossible to become reality. But what if your ideas could be the foundation for the dream job? What if you could make a living off your ideas? Jeffrey Madoff believes it is possible to turn make a living off your ideas. He recently released a new book 'Creative Careers: Making a Living with Your Ideas' to explore that idea. By weaving the stories of successful creatives and lessons in his own life, he helps to teach us how ideas can be the foundation for the life of your dreams.
In today's conversation we talk about the power of wonder, creativity, living a fulfilled life, and how you too can create your ideas.
Quote: In business, a brand is a story well told. ‘ Jeffrey Madoff.
Jeffrey Madoff is the founder of Madoff Productions, based in New York City. Jeff is considered a storyteller and incisive interviewer. He has used those talents to help position major brands such as Ralph Lauren, Victoria’s Secret, Radio City Music Hall, and the Harvard School for Public Health.
Jeff began his career as a fashion designer. He was chosen one of the top 10 designers in the U.S. then switched careers to film and video production. He has since expanded his reach to include teaching, book and playwriting, and theatrical producing.
He is an adjunct professor at Parsons School for Design, teaching a course he developed called “Creativity: Making a Living with Your Ideas”. Every week Madoff has a conversation with a guest from a wide variety of fields, from artists and entrepreneurs to venture capitalists and business leaders. A book about his class, entitled “Creative Careers: Making a Living with Your Ideas”, was published by Hachette.
Jeff has been a featured speaker at Wharton School, NYU Steinhardt, North Carolina State, SXSW Brazil, Google Next and many others.
He has written and is producing a play based on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend, Lloyd Price. Its world premiere will be at People’s Light Theater.
Jeff graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin with degrees in philosophy & psychology. Madoff was also on the wrestling team, which combined with his academic studies prepared him for a life in the film and theater business.