DiscoverHow'd It Happen PodcastB. Jeffrey Madoff, The Power of Curiosity Fuel (#214)
B. Jeffrey Madoff, The Power of Curiosity Fuel (#214)

B. Jeffrey Madoff, The Power of Curiosity Fuel (#214)

Update: 2021-11-24


Everyone goes through changes at one point or another in their lives. That’s what today’s guest went through until he found something he could spend his life doing. Join me as we talk to the Director, Founder, and Film Producer of Madoff Productions — yep, you guessed it, Jeff Madoff. We talk about the choices he made in the past that served him well into his present and future. We also talked about how it happened for him and how his curiosity led to more learning. We’ve unearthed a lot of good stuff in this episode so make sure you tune in.

B. Jeffrey Madoff began his career as a fashion designer. He was chosen as one of the top 10 designers in the U.S. then switched careers to film and video production. He is the founder of Madoff Productions, based in New York City. His company collaborates directly with clients, ad agencies, and public relations firms to produce commercials, corporate branding films, live streaming events, social media, and web content. 

Madoff edited and directed award-winning commercials, documentaries, and web content worldwide for clients such as Ralph Lauren, Victoria's Secret, Tiffany, Radio City, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Harvard University, and Weill Cornell Medical College. He is on the Parsons School for Design faculty, teaching a course he developed called “Creativity: Making a Living With Your Ideas.” He was a featured blogger about media, popular culture, and politics for The Huffington Post.

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Show notes:
[4:52 ] How’d it happen for Jeff Madoff
[12:30 ] How he ended up going to the University of Wisconsin
[15:37 ] On his choice of degree and how it served him in life
[22:54 ] Curiosity as a fuel for learning
[26:26 ] When critical voices come from yourself
[29:43 ] How did he start as a professor?
[34:14 ] His thoughts on pre-conceived ideas about his class
[36:28 ] His academic background, wrestling, and the film industry
[39:46 ] How he first became part of a business
[45:13 ] Moving to New York
[51:18 ] Selling his business and moving into film
[58:26 ] Creative Careers: Making a Living With Your Ideas
[1:02:04 ] Making a Living with Your Ideas Podcast
[1:06:23 ] Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical
[1:15:10 ] Outro

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B. Jeffrey Madoff, The Power of Curiosity Fuel (#214)

B. Jeffrey Madoff, The Power of Curiosity Fuel (#214)

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