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Scott Galloway on Healthy Masculinity, How to Achieve Financial Security, & Why Vulnerability Is Power

By April 15, 2024No Comments
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Episode #826



We find ourselves at a crossroads regarding the state of modern masculinity.

Far too many young men feel unmoored, disconnected, and disenfranchised—a dangerous cocktail that breeds loneliness, anger, and antagonism. 

In the words of today’s guest, “The most dangerous person in the world is a man that is broken and alone.” This sobering truth is reflected in the recent rise of bitterness and hostility among young males. 

My guest this week is Scott Galloway, professor, best-selling author, serial entrepreneur, podcaster, and burgeoning voice of reason amidst the chaos. Rather than heap blame or pander to toxic tropes, Scott is modeling an alternative vision of masculinity—one defined by integrity, vulnerability, and a commitment to uplifting the collective rather than indulging narrow self-interest.  

At the heart of his message is an emphasis on decency, respect, and channeling one’s talents to serve the greater good. Scott imparts wisdom beyond typical business fare through his hit podcasts, YouTube channel, and bestsellers like The Algebra of Wealth. He tackles thorny issues like the breakdown of community and the importance of mental health—all with an eye toward empowering the next generation of men to navigate these complexities with greater clarity and compassion.

As a professor at New York University’s prestigious Stern School of Business, Scott has built a reputation for sharp-witted commentary on the evolving landscapes of technology, economics, and higher education. But his influence extends far beyond the boardroom. Increasingly, he’s emerged as a powerful advocate for a reformation of masculinity—challenging the chest-thumping bravado and cynicism so often celebrated by men in positions of authority.

“Everything meaningful in life is about others. Nothing profound is achieved in isolation.”


Today, we discuss numerous challenges young men face, encompassing empathy deficits, societal expectations, and economic barriers. Scott discusses the impact of technology on young men’s behaviors and how the winner-take-most economy affects their opportunities. He emphasizes his personal experiences and mission in addressing these challenges, highlighting the significance of education, support, and positive male role models. He also discusses emotional and mental hurdles, the decline of mentorship programs, the need for reforms in higher education institutions, and more.  

In a landscape too often dominated by toxic alpha-male archetypes, Scott’s willingness to vulnerably share his struggles and his relentless drive to create positive change make him a uniquely valuable voice. 

For those who prefer a visual experience, the conversation is available on YouTube. As always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Scott stands apart as a model of healthy, grounded masculinity—one defined by humility, emotional intelligence, and a commitment to uplifting the collective rather than indulging narrow self-interest.

If you’re a man seeking a new north star to illuminate the path forward, look no further than this singular figure rising above the din.

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