In this episode, Michael Dermer interviews Steve Madden, who made the Steve Madden brand a household name in shoes. Now has led the brand to endeavors far beyond shoes.  No one knows more about success in the face of the struggle. Steve spent two years in jail when his company was taken public by Stratton Oakmont, the investment firm run by his childhood friend, Jordan Belfor (the character played by Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street).  In this podcast, Steve shares his views on:

  • Surviving in jail for two years
  • How we knew he was an entrepreneur
  • Getting caught up in the scandal of Stratton Oakmont
  • His happiest day and loneliest day

“My happiest time was when I came back from prison and I was able to work. It was so exciting to be back at work. It was an amazing year. It went up like a rocket ship.”

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