My guest today is NYU Stern Professor, author, and serial entrepreneur, Scott Galloway. Scott founded nine companies, including Prophet, Red Envelope, and L2. He is the bestselling author of The Four and The Algebra of Happiness and has served on the boards of directors of the New York Times Company and Urban Outfitters. We discuss his career and his latest book, “Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity” during this podcast episode.
The 5 questions I ask in this episode:
- You’ve started and sold companies, while also serving on the board of directors of major brands. What have these experiences over the past 29 years taught you about building, growing, and sustaining a successful business?
- Speaking of heartbreaking, the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbating economic inequality. The World Bank estimates that as many as 150 million Americans will be in “extreme poverty” this year as we continue to face business closures, a recession, and a global health crisis. What do you recommend to people who have been most harmed under these conditions and to companies and policy makers on how to solve this problem?
- We both agree that Covid has accelerated change for better or worse. What do you predict will be the lasting impact on our lives post-Covid and how can we prepare for it?
- People are told to follow their passion but not every passion turns into a career, most should remain as hobbies. And, you’ve said to follow your interest, not passion. How does someone decide whether to turn their passion or interest into a career or not?
- What is your best piece of career advice?
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