Negotiating Your Own Path to Success

Ed Brodow

About Ed Brodow, Author of Beating the Success Trap

Ed Brodow, author of Beating the Success TrapED BRODOW is a personal testament to escaping the clutches of the success trap. In his quest for a successful lifestyle, he has been a Marine Corps officer, IBM computer salesman, movie actor, construction worker, motivational speaker, toilet cleaner, author, elevator operator, and television personality.

While working as a highly-paid sales manager for a major computer manufacturer, Ed asked himself a defining question: "What if your doctor told you that you have only six months to live? How would you want to spend that time?" He realized that he was fed up with the rat race and created his own definition of success: "Right here, right now, you spend your time doing what is meaningful to you." Quitting his button-down, corporate job, he became a movie and television actor, and then a motivational speaker, and has never looked back.

Ed was born in Brooklyn, NY, and graduated from Brooklyn College. After service in the Marine Corps, he held sales management positions with Litton Industries and the Singer Company before realizing his lifelong dream of becoming a professional actor. Starting out with little more than pure nerve, Ed costarred in made-for-TV movies, a soap opera, commercials, and feature films. He won the lead in the European film Jackpot, and worked opposite Jessica Lange (Frances), Ron Howard (Fire on the Mountain), Christopher Reeve (Love of Life), and other Hollywood luminaries.

Presently, Ed is one of America's leading experts on the art of negotiation. His Keynotes and Seminars have attracted an impressive client list that includes Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Learjet, The Gap, Hyatt Hotels, Cisco Systems, KPMG Peat Marwick, The Pentagon, Philip Morris, Raytheon, and Zurich Insurance.

Ed is the author of Negotiation Boot Camp, Fixer and The Stamp and has been featured as negotiation guru on ABC National News, Fox News, Inside Edition, PBS, and Fortune Business Report.

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