Marketing professor Scott Galloway’s new book, “The Algebra of Happiness,” was celebrated recently at a party in Washington, D.C. hosted by Hilary Rosen, Kara Swisher and Tammy Haddad. He participated in a conversation with Haddad during the event that was recorded for the Washington Insider podcast (listen here).
Galloway’s book gives advice on how you can have a happier life by looking at things in a completely different way. It’s based on a standing room-only lecture he gives during the final session of the course he teaches at NYU’s Stern School of Business.
This was Galloway’s sixth time visiting Washington, D.C. On previous trips, he has met with senators to educate them about technology and what is going on with companies in the tech industry. Galloway, who has owned several businesses, warns people about the dangers of technology companies and the problem with giving them access to all our data. He believes “we have become overrun because of our gross idolatry of innovators and billionaires…and we no longer worship at the alter of character and kindness in this country, but of tech billionaires.”
During the interview, Galloway also talks about who he thinks are the two most dangerous people in the world. Listen to the podcast to hear his answer and why he thinks those individuals are a threat to society and democracy.
Guests were encouraged to dress in “gangster chic” attire for the event. Galloway talks about gangster movies when describing people who are operating at the highest levels. Lynda Carter, the singer and original Wonder Woman, was the first guest to arrive in full gangster attire and won the prize for best dressed at the party! Galloway is relentless in his criticism of the unchecked power of technology companies.
Following is a list of who Politico Playbook spotted at the event:
SPOTTED at a party Wednesday night for Scott Galloway’s new book, “The Algebra of Happiness” ($13.61 on Amazon), hosted by Kara Swisher, Tammy Haddad and Hilary Rosen: Steve and Jean Case, Cameron Barr and Shar Taylor, Maureen Dowd, Sally Quinn, Jim Bankoff, Lis Smith, David Chavern, Danielle Burr…
…Eric Schultz, Megan Smith, Carol Melton, Jeremy Peters, Heather Podesta, Betsy Fischer Martin, Robyn Bash, David Sanger, Bob Costa, Kevin Sullivan and Mary Jordan, Steve Clemons, Juleanna Glover and Christopher Reiter, Lulu Meservey, Kaitlan Collins, Kelley McCormick, Yamiche Alcindor, Ruth Marcus, John McCarthy and Holly Page.
Galloway and Swisher are also co-hosts of the popular Vox podcast, Pivot, a weekly throw down about the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics. During the podcast interview that took place at the book party, interactions between Galloway, Swisher and other guests were as entertaining as the conversations that take place during their own podcast.
The event was hosted at CNN contributor Hilary Rosen’s home. Food was provided by refugee chefs through Foodhini. Dog Tag Bakery veterans honored Galloway with a special batch of Connie’s Brownies.