Get your shit together.
I have no idea if Scott Galloway is taking and heat from his department over this. If so, I for one just want to commend him for his upholding of academic standards, his candor, and his eloquence. And for those of you at work who can't take the time to listen to the above, take a look at the text version of the story on NPR. The short version, though, is as follows: student comes to class an hour late, professor asks student to leave, student e-mails professor some ways that he (the professor) could improve his demeanor, professor responds:
Thanks for the feedback. I, too, would like to offer some feedback: Get your $%^* together.
There is a baseline level of decorum that we expect of tomorrow's business leaders: getting a good job, working long hours, keeping your skills relevant, navigating the politics of an organization, finding a life-work balance. These are all really hard.
In contrast, respecting institutions, having manners, demonstrating a level of humility, these are all relatively easy. Get the easy stuff right.
In and of themselves, they will not make you successful. However, not possessing them will hold you back, and you will not achieve your potential, which you must have in spades. It's not too late.
Again, thanks for the feedback.
You go, Scott.
* This last bit is not a joke. It is, in fact, a true story.