I ignite game-changing creative ideas for leading individuals and organizations world-wide. I’m a trained philosopher and keynote speaker who has spent 25 years connecting the dots between trends, innovation and growth, with healthy doses of economics, technology and art. As a photographer, I illustrate perspectives that develop new opportunities for companies and individuals to pursue growth. I believe our work must be noble, add value, and do good. I’ve worn many hats – salesperson to CEO – and travelled to 49 U.S. states, 16 countries and worked in multiple languages. I share the connections between history, science, commerce and culture that spark renaissances and change lives.
“My philosophy is to only do excellent work. Not because of ratings or reviews or even referrals, but because one day, in an audience of thousands, I might make a difference in the life of one person.”
YELLOW PANTS AND PIRATES
What’s the connection between your inner beliefs, creativity and professional success? Matthew Ferrara explores what happens when you connect your personal passions to your career success. Learn More
What can today’s leaders learn from the masters of the Renaissance? Join Matthew Ferrara on a tour-de-force of history’s greatest leaders in science, commerce, art, and society to uncover timeless lessons for today’s leaders. Learn More
FORGET VIRAL: BECOME VITAL
In an era of digital marketing, how much do words matter? More than ever, as Matthew Ferrara demonstrates using creative writing techniques for sales, marketing and management professionals. Learn More
DON’T STAND ON 16
Are you playing to win, or just hoping for a good hand? It’s time to up the ante on your sales success and stop trying to bluff your way to success. Learn More
How a few warm cookies and a caring flight attendant can teach us what it means to go beyond the competition to the highest level of commitment: Becoming Epic.
Something is happening to us. Part wonderful, part unsettling, It’s the wholesale reprogramming of our fundamental walk through the world. And with these new behaviors come new possibilities for understanding the world, and ultimately, our selves.
When you decide the impact you want to make, it will become the key to a winning strategy. Making money is actually easy; but it’s doing good work that drives real success.
How three great phone calls reminded me that it’s not just the latest apps that make for great social networking.
Management matters. Whether it’s a hotel, restaurant or professional services firm, the lack of good management is ruining so many great brands out there.
A photography walk through the laboratories of the Thomas Edison Museum in New Jersey yields some amazing lessons for today’s innovators and entrepreneurs.
Matthew Ferrara takes 1900 people on a creative writing journey to improve their marketing by developing better stories about themselves and their products and services. VIDEO from a recent event in Las Vegas.
Service isn’t something that works on every platform. It needs a special OS: People.