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B. Jeffrey Madoff
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B. Jeffrey Madoff is the founder of Madoff Productions, based in New York City. He produces & directs commercials, corporate image films, web content & documentaries.

Madoff is on the faculty at Parsons School for Design where he teaches a course called “Creativity: Making a Living With Your Ideas”.

He graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin with degrees in philosophy & psychology. He was also on the wrestling team, which combined with his academic studies prepared him for a life in the film business.

Madoff's video/film work can be seen at madoffproductions.com

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Creativity: Making a Living With Your Ideas

(3) Comments | Posted May 20, 2013 | 9:37 PM

Anyone pursuing a creative career should realize it's a job. A fun job. However, discipline is essential and like an athlete, dancer, film maker or musician; practice and challenge yourself constantly to get better. Although I make my living as a film maker, I teach a class I developed about...

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NRA: The Job Creators

(6) Comments | Posted January 10, 2013 | 2:39 PM

In this time of high unemployment, the National Rifle Association has stepped up to do what other groups haven't. They have offered a plan to create jobs. Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president for the NRA put forth the idea of a "National School Shield Emergency Response Program" as their...

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Donald: The Duck

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2011 | 4:02 PM

I was having dinner with two clients when a large man with a larger orange coif approached our table with his associate.

"Excuse me," said the dark suited associate. The large man with the large orange hair was quickly sizing everyone up; his eyes darted from one to the next,...

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An Honest Bank Is Hard to Find

(6) Comments | Posted March 29, 2011 | 12:13 PM

In the mid 1990s, Fleet Bank, originally out of Boston, aggressively pursued business in the New York City market. They got mine. In 2003 Fleet was faced with a class action suit involving a bait-and-switch credit card scam where it promised no annual credit card fees then would...

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If We All Had Guns, We'd All Be Safer

(53) Comments | Posted January 25, 2011 | 10:24 AM

The tragic shootings in Arizona were a wakeup call to many: wake up and buy more guns. As if stockpiling food for a coming storm, gun buyers stocked up on firearms, fearing a scarcity or, even worse, background checks and restrictions.

In an economy that has been challenging for...

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I Don't Care About Apathy

(1) Comments | Posted October 4, 2010 | 6:58 PM

The phrase "enthusiasm gap" is echoing across the media. Pundits speak about it like it's an actual thing, its existence verified by whatever the pollsters interpret the numbers to mean. I thought the enthusiasm gap referred to the excitement one feels on a first date and how it declines as...

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Yosemite Sam Hacks the Media

(26) Comments | Posted September 11, 2010 | 11:53 AM

"Lily-livered, yellow-bellied Christians."
(Pastor Terry Jones referring to the members of the neighboring Methodist church.)

In the past few weeks, a new religious leader has emerged, attracting major media attention for his campaign, "Burn a Kuran" day on 9/11. Pastor Terry Jones, a man who bears a strong...

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A Referendum on Referendums

(3) Comments | Posted May 18, 2010 | 6:44 AM

We have a new referendum on Obama's presidency, the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Depending on who you listen to, she is either a great choice because she brings a fresh perspective to the court, not having been a judge -- or she is a bad choice,...

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The Opportunity to Hate

(8) Comments | Posted March 31, 2010 | 9:17 AM

In the 1960s, there were limited opportunities available when choosing which group to hate. We knew about blacks, (known then as colored people), Jews, (but they were often hard to pick out), and of course communists/socialists, (whatever they are). There were no Asians of any sort, no Indians, no Arabs...

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I'm Still Not That Madoff

(11) Comments | Posted March 2, 2010 | 7:29 AM

On February 26th, the New York Times published an article: "For the Madoffs Not Related to Bernie, Life Suddenly Got More Complicated".

My "suddenly" happened over a year ago when Bernard "Bernie" Madoff took an Acapulco cliff dive off the high peak of fame and riches to...

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1 Year + 1 Election = Lots of Opinions

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2010 | 10:35 AM

"Some things make the markets go higher, some things make the markets go lower," Jim Cramer told the viewers of his "Mad Money" TV show last Monday. In the case of today's special election in Massachusetts, Cramer said if the Republicans win, the markets are headed decidedly higher.

Tuesday the...

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A Personal Story About an Impersonal Bank

(9) Comments | Posted January 11, 2010 | 9:35 AM

I went to my bank, which is two blocks from my office, to cash a check I wrote on my business account that I signed. I had been banking there for years. What could be easier?

There are nine teller stations secured behind ¾ bullet-proof plexi-glass; only two tellers...

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A Government Takeover of the Government

(5) Comments | Posted December 30, 2009 | 4:25 PM

I made a New Year's resolution to try to look at things in a more positive way and now that the year is ending, I'd like to share some of the more positive aspects of 2009.

For the first time in United States history, a black man, well, half black,...

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Mind Rape

(6) Comments | Posted December 8, 2009 | 8:52 AM

"I haven't been feeling well for a while." The doctor's office had a faint smell of rubbing alcohol and Lysol. "I get headaches, am easily agitated, feel frightened and aggressive. I have spasms of energy, then experience an overwhelming sense of dread and get exhausted."

The doctor pulled out...

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Real Man Traded for Cartoon Rabbit

(3) Comments | Posted November 17, 2009 | 9:49 AM

Getting people to change their opinion of you is tough - especially if you are a rodent who has generated billions of dollars and has become a global icon like Mickey Mouse.

Mickey wasn't Walt Disney's first star creation, that was another big eared little mammal,...

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10 Sure Fire Ways to Make Your Life 100 Times Better

(3) Comments | Posted October 29, 2009 | 9:54 AM

My grandmother was a wise woman. There was never a situation in life where she didn't have a timeless insight that somehow made everything seem better. She would tell me, "Live each day, one at a time." When I asked her how else you could live, she would take a...

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All Hyped Up With Nowhere To Go

(8) Comments | Posted October 23, 2009 | 11:32 AM

I've been spending time learning how to save time. Time is money and we are all against wasting it. The important distinction between time and money is some people never run out of money, but all people run out of time. Since we all run out of it, there is...

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Only in the Bizarro World

(43) Comments | Posted October 5, 2009 | 9:31 AM

When I was a kid,there was a recurring segment called "Tales of the Bizarro World" in Superman comics. Superman stood for "truth, justice and the American way". In the Bizarro world people were governed by the Bizarro Code which states "Us do opposite of all Earthly things! Us hate beauty!...

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An Honest Display of Lying

(17) Comments | Posted September 14, 2009 | 6:12 PM

Commuters jammed the train. As one commuter exited, another immediately sat down next to me.

"Oh, it's you," he said. "I remember you. "

I remembered him too.

"Listen," he said, opening his laptop. "I'm not interested in discussing politics with you. We have different points of view....

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Blockbuster News of Summer 2009

(4) Comments | Posted September 8, 2009 | 9:30 AM

Summer arrived and people were looking forward to water sports and hoping to get away from the news of water boarding, swine flu and the tortuous economy. Big movies such as Harry Potter and Star Trek offered entertaining escape, however several news stories achieved blockbuster status in terms of the...

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