Steve Madden is an American fashion designer, businessman, convicted felon, and CEO of Steve Madden Ltd.
Steve Madden fell in love with the shoe business in the 1970's, when he sold platform shoes at a neighborhood store in Long Island, New York; that was in high school. About 15 years later, he struck out on his own, designing and selling shoes with a high-end look at affordable prices. As his business—and his ambitions—began to grow, he got involved in a securities fraud scheme and wound up serving two and-a-half years in prison. In 2005, he returned to Steve Madden, where he helped the company grow into a business valued at $3 billion. PLUS in our post-script "How You Built That," we check back with "kid-preneur" Gabrielle Goodwin and her mom Rozalynn who invented GaBBY Bows—double snap barrettes that don't slip out of your hair.
Cousin Ed and I offer a “Roast in Peace” tribute to Dog The Bounty Hunter’s beloved wife Beth, and then bond over some “Touchy Subjects” including the Democratic Debates and the gay penguins celebrating “Pride Month” at The London Zoo.    Then, legendary shoe designer Steve Madden comes by to tell us how he built his fashion empire, why he went to prison, how he climbed his way back – and what advice he recently gave to Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen before he went to prison.   Life is hard. Let’s get through it together.     Make sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel here https://bit.ly/2JgC7kp   And follow us on Instagram @thickskinwithjeffross @therealjeffreyross @eddietunes @stevemadden   Additional Material: Ed Larson 
Steve Madden is an American fashion designer and businessman. Steve sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss feeling different from an early age, his experience going to prison and the surreality to watching his life on the big screen. Dax is excited to learn Steve is sober and Steve talks about managing his ego. The two talk about the trap of narcissism and Steve discusses growing his business from $1100 to over a billion dollars.
Steve Madden is an American fashion designer and businessman. Steve sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss feeling different from an early age, his experience going to prison and the surreality to watching his life on the big screen. Dax is excited to learn Steve is sober and Steve talks about managing his ego. The two talk about the trap of narcissism and Steve discusses growing his business from $1100 to over a billion dollars.
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Episode Count
5
Podcast Count
4
Total Airtime
6 hours, 22 minutes
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