Book Brief: Creative Careers by B. Jeffrey Madoff

Jeff Madoff

Creative Careers: Making a Living with Your Ideas
B. Jeffrey Madoff
Hachette Go, 2020

creative careers jeffrey madoffThe Idea

Creative Careers pulls from interviews with more than forty experts–notable entrepreneurs, artists, and business leaders–as well as from Madoff’s own decades of experience. Born from Madoff’s popular seminar Creative Careers at Parsons School of Design in New York, he draws from interviews with huge names in creativity as well as a lifetime career in fashion and film.

Creativity can often feel sporadic and unfocused, coming in bursts and peaks. That’s why Madoff focuses your professional path by asking vital questions that will ultimately help you.

Recommended For

Creators, dreamers, innovators, artists, entrepreneurs, marketers… anyone who dreams big and loves ideas.

The Pros

Madoff gets his information straight from the source. The book includes insider advice from Daymond John, Karlie Kloss, Tim Ferriss, Randi Zuckerberg, Dave Asprey, Dennis Crowley, Brandon Maxwell, Mauro Porcini, Joy-Ann Reid, Roy Wood Jr., and dozens more of his personal friends and professional colleages.

The Cons

Be ready for a reality check. Not everyone is cut out for the creative path. In the words of Madoff: “Most of us have had the feeling of ‘I could’ve done that,’ whether at an art gallery, watching a performance, or finding a new product or even a new business idea. What’s the difference between you and them? They actually did it. You didn’t.”

Fun Fact

Pregame founder Ciara Pressler was a guest in Madoff’s Creative Careers class at Parsons in 2013. They’ve been friends ever since, and he’ll be Ciara’s guest at The Interview on July 31 – join us at!


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