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
The right work isn’t cheap, but it’s a joy to share. Do good work, and the rest will happen.
Today I spent an hour walking around a bookstore.
How one Las Vegas Elvis impersonator is using social media to get raving fans all shook up, and grow his business.
How can you communicate your value proposition in a world awash with doublespeak and meaningless words today? Matthew Ferrara explores.
A visit to a diner reminds me that great execution remains the most attention-grabbing, competition-disrupting formula of all.
Why shooting for the stars is very much like shooting stars.
Matthew Ferrara takes a look at the importance of making decisions and putting a stake in the ground as a leader.
How leveraging unexpected moments can capture attention and create great outcomes with friends, family and clients.