Monday, July 6, 2015

A kid with a dream - Jerry Weintraub R.I.P.

Jerry Weintraub spent more than five decades in show business. As a promoter, manager, movie and Broadway producer, his success was unparalleled and his judgement uncanny.

With great success, show business autobiographies often come with their need to tell others how to succeed. Jerry Weintraub, in his autobiography, When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead: Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man, told us of the people that have taught him. If ever there were a primer on networking, the power of mentors and chutzpa, Jerry Weintraub wrote it.

I had the opportunity to talk to him about his autobiography,  and his career, back in April of 2010.

My conversation with Jerry Weintraub: