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Good Reasons To Take And Also Not Take NYU B-School Professor Scott Galloway's Class

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On the one hand, he's the guy who will not hesitate to rip into a student for showing up late, and then send off a list of rules re: what is not acceptable in his classroom (you can't burst into showtunes, piss on the desk, or practice hair-removal). Points awarded. On the other, he's a apparently a member of Carbon NYC, the self-described "social networking group for the alpha male." Point subtracted. But where he really tips the scales in his favor? Nicknames. Vadge-inspired nicknames.

We also hear that Galloway—who made his fortune in the '90s by founding and flipping gift-site Red Envelope—flew a Carbon flag outside his Watermill, Long Island, estate. According to a guest, an upstairs wall featured a shrine to his glory days as a UCLA frat boy (he graduated in '87). Among the more notable captions on the series of framed photos of Galloway partying with his ZBT bros: "The Muffkateers," "The Snatch-Bucklers," "The Vagilantes," and "The Trim Reapers."

Imagine what you could come up with on your own after a semester under his tutelage...

Potential NYT Director Scott Galloway a "Muffkateer"? [Radar via DI Yes it's old but I did not know this skill-set possessed by SG]


Real World, B-School: The Casting Special

Today we introduce you to the all-stars of my MBA program and yours. We seek only the top tier of characters that can singularly steal the show (and maybe $1.2 billion dollars in segregated customer funds on the side). The Questions Guy

 - The guy that everyone loves to hate. In any setting -- be it the classroom, company-sponsored information session, or networking circle -- The Questions Guy always has something to say. And while it technically always ends with a question mark, we understand the sentence to have the primary purpose of demonstrating some deeper knowledge of the material at hand. Sometimes these “questions” are insightful; however most times, we blame him for wasting classroom time, stealing our thunder, or dumbing everyone down with his trifling. We envy the fact that he’s clearly getting his money’s worth of his tuition … and ours. The Open Mouth Learner - Formerly some kind of nonprofit hero, the Open Mouth Learner’s jaw dropped with his first exposure to supply/demand curves, and he has remained captivated ever since. He brings up his non-traditional background at every opportunity, even if totally irrelevant to the conversation at hand. Professionally, he drops the phrase “non-traditional background” assertively in introductions, in order to ask questions in finance networking circles. At school, he drops the phrase defensively, in order to shirk the number-crunching parts of group assignments. The Open Mouth Learner is quietly both ashamed and proud of the fact that he has gotten through life this far without ever learning fractions.