Scott Galloway, in a breezy TechCrunch interview last March about his VC-backed startup offering short-run “sprint” class with “superstar” profs:
I’m not going to disclose the exact economic agreement. What I will say is that we see attracting these superstars and retaining them as key to our value proposition. And so our aim is that this is the greatest compensation per podium hour that they’re going to receive. If you have a course with 800 people, and they’re each paying $800, that’s $640,000. As you can imagine, there is a lot of gross margin capital that can be deployed or can be paid to the professor.
What a jackass.