Synopses & Reviews
Balance business and creativity and earn a living doing what you love with questions, self-assessments, and helpful advice from a career expert.
Ever since B. Jeffrey Madoff launched his Creative Careers class at Parsons School of Design in New York in 2007, it has been fully booked each semester. Now, in his first book, Madoff reveals the lessons and advice that make his course one of the most popular on campus to anyone looking to build a sustainable career.
Like the class, Creative Careers is based on advice from today's leading entrepreneurs, artists, and business leaders -- and can be applied to any profession or endeavor. Madoff guides readers through best practices for pursuing your creative interests in a successful way, supported with insights and advice from a variety of creative luminaries. Filled with questions and self-assessments throughout, Madoff teaches key lessons, such as "Where Is There White Space?" (never stop looking for new opportunities), "Which Ideas Have Value" (ruthlessly edit down your creative projects), and many others.
Creative Careers dispels the myth that artists can't be good business people and vice versa along with many other myths about creativity so that readers can finally embrace all sides of themselves and reach their full potential.
Earn a Living Doing What You Love
Featuring 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
In one of the most popular classes at Parsons School of Design, B. Jeffrey Madoff gave students a reality check: "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." With Creative Careers
, you will learn how to do it, too: use your creativity; have a sustainable, profitable career; and do what you love.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 to supercharge your career. 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:
- Determine your value
- Be smart about your hustle
- Ruthlessly edit down your creative projects
- Overcome fear and doubt
- Create a successful, long-lasting career on your own terms
You may aspire to join the fashion world, to work in visual arts, or to spearhead a start-up. You may be an executive who leads a creative team, or a professional looking to make a career change. Madoff takes you down an accessible path that will lead to success in any field or endeavor.