The Prof G Pod with Scott Galloway

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 Mar 25, 2021

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We live in a winner-take-all economy that’s bifurcating into those who are part of the innovation economy and those who aren’t. Every week best-selling author, professor and entrepreneur Scott Galloway answers questions from you (his listeners) on who’s winning and losing, and how you can get ahead. Other professors, practitioners, and entrepreneurs join Scott to contribute ideas, alternate opinions, and insights to help you thrive at work. Tune in for a no mercy, no malice take on how you can level up your game in the world of business. To submit a question, please visit OfficeHours.profgmedia.com.

Episode Date
Cryptocurrencies, Smart Contracts, and the Streaming Industry — with Mark Cuban
3652
Mark Cuban, the serial entrepreneur and investor, joins Scott to discuss Bitcoin, Ethereum, use-cases for digital assets, and where SEC regulations might come in. Mark also shares why he’s bullish on AI, offers his thoughts on stimulus spending, and explains why Robinhood may not be as bad as Scott thinks. Follow Mark on Twitter, @mcuban.  Scott opens with a prediction about the streaming wars.  Related Reading (No Mercy/No Malice): Stream On ’22 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 21, 2021
Office Hours: Doing Business With Russia, Competing with Industry Giants, and Choosing the Right Hire
1043
Scott answers a question about Google and Apple’s decision to take down a Russian voting app. He then explains why finding a niche to serve is crucial to competing against industry Goliaths as a small company. Scott also offers advice to an expanding business on whether to hire an employee for a marketing or business development role.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 18, 2021
Bonus Episode: Prof G's Code Conference Presentation
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Today, you’ll hear snippets from Scott's presentation at the Code conference, which took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles in September. Scott cover's the over and underhyped sectors and innovations that are shaping our economy.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 17, 2021
Virtuous Living, America’s Responsibility Problem, and Developing Your Moral Code — with Ryan Holiday
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Ryan Holiday, a writer, media strategist, and expert on ancient philosophy, joins Scott again for a conversation around his latest book, “Courage is Calling: Fortune Favors the Brave.” Ryan shares what the stoics can teach us about living by your values, how to deal with adversity, and choosing to do the right thing — no matter the consequences. Follow Ryan on Twitter, @RyanHoliday.  Scott opens with how the digital advertising industry is plagued by fraud.  Related Reading: Carcinogens Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 14, 2021
Rethinking Corporate Valuations — With Daniel McCarthy
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Daniel McCarthy, a professor of marketing at Emory University, joins Scott to discuss his research on customer-based corporate valuations, as well as the current state of public disclosures, which he argues is a total mess. Follow Daniel on Twitter, @d_mccar.  Scott opens with his thoughts on Facebook’s mendacious business practices, and why he believes the company is on its last leg. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 07, 2021
Office Hours: Healthcare and Technology — with Aagya Mathur
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Aagya Mathur, the CEO and Co-founder of Aavia, joins Scott to answer a question about integrating health apps like Aavia with primary care. They also discuss how blockchain can be applied in the healthcare industry, and how the pandemic has accelerated trends in the space. Follow Aagya on Twitter, @aagya320. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 04, 2021
Jumping the SPAC Shark, Greenwashing, and Building Productive Habits with Charles Duhigg
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Charles Duhigg, a writer at the New Yorker, and the author of, “The Power of Habit” and “Smarter Faster Better,” joins Scott to discuss his research around productivity and habits, as well as how to stop making unproductive decisions. Follow Charles on Twitter, @cduhigg. Scott opens with why he believes the SPAC bubble appears to be bursting, and how companies that simply aren’t worth their valuations use SPACs to maneuver their way into the public markets.  Related Reading: Jumping the SPAC  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 30, 2021
Office Hours: The Fast-Casual Business Model, Early Career Tips, Pivoting to Academia, and Prof G’s Nutritional Habits
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Scott explains why he’s a fan of Chipotle’s business model in an evolving fast food industry, and why it’s time employers to start paying their employees liveable wages. He then offers advice to a recent graduate about showing face at the office and encourages someone to accept a new role at a university, even if it means taking a pay cut. Scott also discusses his relationship between food, exercise, and his body image.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 27, 2021
Perseverance, Family Wealth, and Building a Career On Air — with Anderson Cooper
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Anderson Cooper joins Scott to discuss his experience covering the news throughout the past two decades, specifically as the anchor of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360° and a correspondent for 60 Minutes on CBS News. Anderson also shares his thoughts on fatherhood, overcoming personal tragedies, and what he learned while researching his latest book, “Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty.” Follow Anderson on Twitter, @andersoncooper. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 23, 2021
Office Hours: Betting on Alibaba, When to Sell Your Start-Up, and Going to College Abroad
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Scott answers a question about investing in Alibaba amid regulatory uncertainty in China. Scott then explains when to sell a company, discusses the state of the online tutoring space in China (which is also facing regulatory disruptions), and gives his thoughts on pursuing a university degree overseas.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 20, 2021
Hail Marys in History, Politics, and Business — with Bill Silber
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Bill Silber, a senior advisor with Cornerstone Research and a former professor of finance and economics at NYU Stern, joins Scott to discuss inflation, wealth distribution, investment advice, and the learnings from his latest book, The Power of Nothing to Lose: The Hail Mary Effect in Politics, War, and Business. Scott opens with how the media got played when Amazon announced its paying “full college tuition” for its hourly employees. He also explains how college rankings are beginning to reflect what really matters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 16, 2021
Office Hours: Square’s Social Solution, How Labor Got Crushed, and the Dangers of Bad Corporate Governance
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Scott answers a question about whether Square should acquire Twitter. He also explains how a concentration of power among investment firms poses a threat to a healthy business ecosystem, and how an imbalance between capital and labor is driving people out of the workforce.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 13, 2021
America’s Debt Cycle, Bitcoin, and Bubbles — with Lyn Alden
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Lyn Alden, a full-time investor and independent analyst, joins Scott to discuss the symptoms of an economic bubble and America’s debt cycle. Lyn also explains why she’s bullish on Bitcoin and shares her investment strategy, including why she’s paying attention to the Russian equity market. Follow Lyn on Twitter, @LynAldenContact. Scott opens with his thoughts on how there’s a record decline in the number of men attending college.  Algebra of Happiness: open yourself to new experiences, friendships, and opportunities.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 09, 2021
The Economics of Loneliness — with Noreena Hertz
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We’re revisiting one of our favorite interviews featuring Noreena Hertz. Noreena is an economist, a bestselling author, and an Honorary Professor at the University College London. She discusses the learnings from her latest book, “The Loney Century: How to Restore Human Connection in a World That's Pulling Apart." We find out how loneliness impacts more than just our mental health and the second-order effects of our “contactless” world.  Follow Noreena on Twitter, @noreenahertz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 02, 2021
Office Hours: The Investing Episode
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Scott answers a question about whether buying a house is a good long-term investment. He also discusses how to take advantage of compound interest, how to hedge against inflation, and offers advice on what to do with inherited wealth.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 30, 2021
Prof G’s Investment Strategy
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Scott shares his investment strategy via a previously recorded Section4 live stream. Today, you’ll learn a few of Scott’s key terms including the T-Algorithm, the Benjamin Button Effect, and the Rundle. Scott then discusses the companies he’s invested in over the years, his biggest losses, and his four pillars to achieve long-term wealth. Related Reading: The Algebra of Wealth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 26, 2021
Office Hours: The Education Episode
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Scott answers a question about fair pay for teachers. He also explains why he’ll be heartbroken if his kids don’t end up going to college, despite all his qualms with the higher education system. Scott then shares his thoughts on how to address mental health on university campuses and offers suggestions for building more equitable institutions. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 23, 2021
Deglobalization, Public Policy, and Government Intervention — with Dambisa Moyo
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We’re revisiting one of our favorite interviews featuring Dambisa Moyo. Dambisa is a global economist and bestselling author. Her latest book, How Boards Work — And How They Can Work Better in a Chaotic World, is out now.  In this episode, Dambisa discusses all sorts of topics including the private sector, deglobalization, and public policy. Twitter: @dambisamoyo Website: dambisamoyo.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 19, 2021
Office Hours: App Store Fees, Remote vs. In-Person Learning, and Spending Time with Sick Loved Ones
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Scott answers a question in reference to Elon Musk’s comment about Apple’s App Store, and whether Amazon is also part of the problem regarding the high fees for developers. Scott also discusses why he thinks in-person learning is a superior method compared to online learning in certain circumstances. He then gives a listener advice on navigating how to spend their time when a loved one is dying.   Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 16, 2021
Big Tech, Addressing Cyber Attacks, and Strengthening U.S. Competitiveness — with Ro Khanna
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California Congressman Ro Khanna, who is serving his third term as the Representative for Silicon Valley, tells Scott about the Endless Frontier Act, a bipartisan bill he co-sponsored that aims to strengthen U.S. competitiveness with China through investments in technological and scientific leadership. Ro also shares the best and worst of big tech companies, and what it will take to get them back in check.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 12, 2021
Office Hours: Apple’s Dependency on Wireless Carriers, Productivity, and the Buy Now, Pay Later Revolution
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Scott answers a question about whether fintech disruptors like Klarna and Affirm have a responsibility to educate younger consumers on how to bank responsibly. He also shares his thoughts on how Apple can continue to vertically integrate, offers career advice to someone with a job opportunity in Berlin, and shares how he stays productive.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 09, 2021
Emerging Technologies and China’s Crackdown on Tech — with Josh Wolfe
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Josh Wolfe, the co-founder of Lux Capital, joins Scott to discuss his thoughts on the tech regulations coming out of China, and how investors should be thinking about them. He also discusses the sectors he’s keeping tabs on, including space and the metaverse, and the ones that he thinks are over and underhyped. Follow Josh on Twitter, @wolfejosh. Scott opens by having a conversation with Pascal Gauthier, the CEO of Ledger. Ledger is building a hardware wallet for crypto assets — and full disclosure — Scott’s an investor. Pascal explains the technology and shares his thoughts on the crypto space. Follow Pascal on Twitter, @_pgauthier. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 05, 2021
Office Hours: Online Advertising, Seed Funding, and Teaching Entrepreneurship
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Scott answers a question about what advertising might look like after the death of the cookie. He also shares his thoughts on what it takes to capture the attention of investors, and considers a proposal for an entrepreneurial-focused high school.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 02, 2021
Capitalism, Morality, and the Dark Psychology of Social Networks — with Jonathan Haidt
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Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist at NYU’s Stern School of Business, joins the pod again for a conversation on how social media disrupts our democracy and the mental health of young people. We also learn about Jonathan’s forthcoming book, “Three Stories about Capitalism: The moral psychology of economic life.” Follow Jonathan on Twitter, @JonHaidt. . Algebra of Happiness: Cry more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 29, 2021
Office Hours: Auto Industry Rundles, Fintech Winners, and the Future of Office Space
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Scott answers a question about Tesla’s new monthly subscription service. He also shares his thoughts on stand-out fintech players, offers a prediction for the future of coworking spaces, and gives career advice to someone looking to build economic security for their family. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 26, 2021
DeFi & NFTs — with Tonya Evans
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Tonya Evans, a professor of law at Penn State Dickinson Law School, joins Scott to discuss the intersection of intellectual property and the crypto space. We also hear her take on NFTs as tools of empowerment, and how DeFi serves as a viable way for people to build generational wealth. Follow Tonya on Twitter, @IPProfEvans.  Scott opens with his thoughts on the billionaire space race, CNN+ and the streaming wars, as well as Zoom’s most recent acquisition.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 22, 2021
Office Hours: Google vs. Airbnb, SPAC IPOs, Real Estate Investments, and Brick-and-Mortar Stores
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Scott answers a question about Google’s dominance in the travel space, and how Airbnb manages to hold its own. He also shares his thoughts on how companies that go public via SPAC are perceived, why real estate is a solid investment, and why opening physical stores can be a powerful branding move — even for a tech company like Amazon.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 19, 2021
The Dangers of Woke Culture — with Sam Harris
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Sam Harris returns for part two of our conversation. Today, Sam shares his thoughts on why call out culture is an unproductive vehicle for creating change, addressing systemic problems, and facilitating debates. He also explains how we should establish a principle of charity — even with those who we may not agree with. Follow Sam on Twitter, @SamHarrisOrg. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 15, 2021
Office Hours: Peloton’s Acquirers, Working Abroad, and Moving into Management
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Scott answers a question about whether Nike should acquire Peloton. He also shares his thoughts on risking it all to move abroad, and offers career advice to someone with an offer to take on a management role. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 12, 2021
Psychedelics with Sam Harris
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Sam Harris joins the pod again to discuss psychedelics — including his experience with LSD and psilocybin — and shares his thoughts on who should and shouldn’t take them. He also explains how these drugs can provide you with a profound perspective on life, give you clarity, and help you hit the reset button. Follow Sam on Twitter, @SamHarrisOrg. Scott opens with how big tech entering healthcare is exactly what dispersion is meant to do. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 08, 2021
Banking the Unbanked — with Pierpaolo Barbieri
3472
Pierpaolo Barbieri, the CEO and founder of Ualá, tells us about the booming fintech space, incumbent banks, and crypto. Ualá is an Argentine fintech company that is working to bring Latin Americans the necessary financial tools they need to run a business, pay their bills, and participate in the economy. Follow Pierpaolo on Twitter, @pbarbieri. Scott opens with his thoughts on wealth inequality, the record number of startups that have come out of this recession, and the latest on antitrust.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 01, 2021
Office Hours: Market Corrections, Zoom’s Next Move, Why Location Matters, and Escaping the Big Five
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Scott answers a question about the next economic slowdown, which he thinks is imminent. He also shares his thoughts on what Zoom needs to do to maintain its valuation in a post-pandemic world, why it’s still important to be based near your customers, and what to do if you want to escape the clutches of the Big Five tech companies. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 28, 2021
An Inside Look at America’s Pandemic Response — with Andy Slavitt
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Andy Slavitt, President Biden’s former White House senior advisor for the Covid team, updates us on COVID-19 and vaccine hesitancy. He also shares how to think about the various leadership responses we saw, and why certain countries handled the pandemic better than others. Follow him on Twitter, @ASlavitt. (18:22) Andy’s book, PREVENTABLE: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response, is out now.  Scott opens with a discussion on space tourism with Bloomberg aviation and aerospace reporter, Justin Bachman.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 24, 2021
Office Hours: Fintech IPOs, Apple’s Search Game, Checking Your Morals, and Dating Post-Covid
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Scott answers a question on SoFi’s IPO, plus the record number of Fintech companies going public. He also shares his thoughts on whether Apple should acquire Neeva and make it its default search engine. Scott then gives dating advice to the young and single in an era of dating apps, and tells us how to navigate working in an industry that challenges our values. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 21, 2021
Racism is Costing Us All — with Heather McGhee
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Heather McGhee, the author of The Sum of Us, tells us her definition of zero-sum thinking and how racist policy decisions have left us all worse off. Heather is also the chair of the board of Color of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. Follow her on Twitter, @hmcghee. (17:53) Scott opens with why he’s feeling optimistic at the moment. We also hear from a previous Prof G Pod guest, Joost van Dreunen on Netflix’s potential entrance into the gaming space (9:00).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 17, 2021
Office Hours: Tesla’s Competition, Identity Verification, the Scam of Tenure, and Public vs. Private Companies
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Scott shares his thoughts on Tesla’s future in a more saturated EV market. He also answers questions on investing in the identity verification market, whether employee-owned businesses could replace publicly traded companies, and how to become a more active member of academia. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 14, 2021
Future of Search — with Sridhar Ramaswamy
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Sridhar Ramaswamy, the CEO and cofounder of Neeva, tells us how the company — an ad-free, private search engine — is differentiating itself in the search market. Sridhar also shares the leadership lessons he’s learned from running a team of 10,000 people during his fifteen and a half years at Google. Follow on Sridhar Twitter, @RamaswmySridhar. Scott opens with how a lack of corporate governance could lead us to a market crash.  Related Reading: Coinbase Independent Directors Have Close Company Ties Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 10, 2021
Office Hours: Robo-advisors, Team Design, and the Consequences of Innovation
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Dr. Sara Beckman of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business joins Scott to answer a question about innovation in the robo-advisor space. They also share their thoughts on the costs and benefits of blockchain, how to structure successful teams, and why it’s crucial to have mentors you trust.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 07, 2021
Amazon Unbound — with Brad Stone
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Brad Stone, the senior executive editor for Global Technology at Bloomberg News, joins to discuss his latest book: Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire. We hear how the company has transformed under Jeff Bezos’s leadership and the existential threats coming for its market dominance. Follow Brad on Twitter, @BradStone.  Scott opens with his thoughts on “burning benjamins” — AKA what happens when billionaires lose other people’s money.  Additional Reading: MeWork Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 03, 2021
State of Play: Supply Chain & Logistics — with Hamid Moghadam
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Hamid Moghadam, the CEO of Prologis, a logistics real estate business, breaks down how warehouses have evolved to meet the demand for speedy deliveries, how the pandemic expedited trends in the supply chain space, and how a booming era of e-commerce is driving this sector. He also reflects on his career path as an Iranian-American and a leader of a nearly $90 billion company. Scott opens with Snap’s investments in augmented reality and explores how the broader social commerce space is shaping up as social media companies battle it out for shoppers’ attention — and wallets.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 27, 2021
Office Hours: eBay’s Brand Bust, VC Geography, Public Service, and Home Buying Advice
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Scott answers a question about where eBay stands in the Amazon era. He also shares his thoughts on the concentration of venture capital investments in California, Massachusetts, and New York, why it can be worth it to lose money in the housing market, and why the world needs young Americans to participate in public service. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 24, 2021
The Geopolitics of Cryptocurrencies — with Niall Ferguson
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Niall Ferguson returns to the pod for a discussion about his latest book, Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe. Niall shares why "all disasters are in some sense man-made" and what history can teach us about handling crises. Niall also explains the state of play around digital currencies from a geopolitical perspective. Follow Niall on Twitter, @nfergus.  Scott opens with his thoughts on AT&T’s reverse merger with Discovery, and what it means for the streaming wars. He also discusses the implications of stock buybacks and dividends.  Related Reading: Companies Are Flush With Cash—and Ready to Pad Shareholder Pockets Algebra of Happiness: Find moments of engagement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 20, 2021
Office Hours: Blockchain in the Music Industry, Divisive Concepts, Gratitude, and the Value of DEI
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Scott answers a question on how NFTs might disrupt the music industry. He also shares his thoughts on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion to any successful business. Scott then addresses the push in certain states to ban “divisive concepts” in schools and answers a question on how to practice gratitude. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 17, 2021
AI, Big Data, and the Power of Framing — with Kenneth Cukier
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Kenneth Cukier, a senior editor at The Economist, joins to share insights from his latest book, Framers: Human Advantage in an Age of Technology and Turmoil. Kenneth explains how to use frames to make better decisions and avoid crises, as well as why we should rethink the phrase “think outside the box.” He also shares his thoughts on how artificial intelligence is shaping business, healthcare, and society. Follow him on Twitter, @kncukier. Scott opens with why he believes America is experiencing the worst LBO in history.  Algebra of Happiness: Develop a process for resetting.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 13, 2021
Office Hours: Weed Winners, Apple’s Rundle, Movie Theaters, and Deciding to Be an Entrepreneur
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Scott shares his thoughts on who the winners of the cannabis industry will be, and why he still enjoys a little THC from time to time. Scott also answers questions on where the movie theater industry is headed after a catastrophic 2020, whether Apple should expand its rundle with its own social media network, and how to decide between pursuing entrepreneurship or a career at a global company. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 10, 2021
Principles of Persuasion — with Bob Cialdini
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Bob Cialdini, one of the world’s leading social scientists, joins Scott to discuss his seven principles of persuasion and his revised edition of Influence — the psychology of why people say yes. Bob also shares how to use these principles in thoughtful debates, politics, and parenting. Follow him on Twitter, @RobertCialdini.  Scott opens with his thoughts on Verizon selling Yahoo and AOL, Epic Games vs. Apple, and Biden’s economic plan.  Algebra of Happiness: Tell someone how impressed you are with them.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 06, 2021
Office Hours: Income Inequality, Executive MBAs, ESG, and the Future of Smart Homes
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Scott answers a question about where the smart home industry is headed now that nearly half of American households use a smart home product. Scott also shares his thoughts on how companies can expedite environmental, social and corporate governance, how to know if you’ve progressed beyond the need for an executive MBA, and the correlation between income inequality and companies that achieve “unicorn” status. Have a question for Scott? Email a voice recording to officehours@profgmedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 03, 2021
Two Information Universes — with Al Franken
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Al Franken, the former senator of Minnesota, shares how he got his start in comedy and discusses the state of play around our political ecosystem — including who might be in the running in 2024, the issues he believes Democrats and Republicans can compromise on, and the need to address systemic inequality. We also hear his advice on being a good partner and father. Follow Al on Twitter, @alfranken. Scott opens with his thoughts on the Streaming Wars and the push towards international content. He also shares his thoughts on Spotify and Apple's podcast subscription services. Scott wraps with why he’s excited about Apple’s iOS 14.5 and what it means for Facebook and Google.  Algebra of Happiness: The key is forgiveness.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
Office Hours: Investing in the Private Markets, Going Vertical, Pursuing a Phd, and Building a Network
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Scott answers a question about how SaaS or B2B companies could go vertical — or in other words, control as much of the consumer’s end-to-end experience as possible. Scott also answers questions about his decision to invest in the private markets, deciding whether to pursue a PhD, and how to build a professional network outside of your academic institution.  Have a question for Scott? Email a voice recording to officehours@profgmedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 26, 2021
Inclusive Capitalism & Moral Leadership — with Jacqueline Novogratz
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Jacqueline Novogratz is the founder, and CEO of Acumen, a global nonprofit investing in sustainable businesses, leaders, and ideas. She is also the author of, Manifesto for a Moral Revolution: Practices to Build a Better World. Jacqueline shares her ideas around moral leadership and how to use capital and networks as means, not ends, to solving the issues of poverty. Follow Jacqueline on Twitter, @jnovogratz.  Scott opens with his thoughts on Coinbase’s “broken IPO.” He also discusses Spotify’s recent developments and the broader social audio wave — AKA why every company is trying to become Clubhouse. Algebra of Happiness: teaching masculinity.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 22, 2021
Office Hours: Coinbase’s IPO, Higher Ed, Mentors, and Building Great Teams
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Scott answers a question about whether Coinbase could be the AOL of crypto exchanges — “new technology, a little bit mysterious, a little bit complicated.” Scott also shares his thoughts on finding mentors within your workplace, his hiring process, and why higher education needs to be a hybrid between online and in-person.  Have a question for Scott? Email a voice recording to officehours@profgmedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 19, 2021
Future of Cities, Work, and Office Space — with Dror Poleg
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Dror Poleg, the author of Rethinking Real Estate, joins Scott to discuss how NFTs could change the way we compensate employees and why you should think of offices and cities as consumer products. Dror also shares how crypto assets will come into the real estate space and why he’s particularly bullish on Ethereum. Follow Dror on Twitter, @drorpoleg, and check out his newsletter here. (12:36) Scott opens with his thoughts on ghost kitchens, autonomous food delivery cars, and the future of low-wage jobs. He also breaks down Alibaba’s $2.8 billion fine for antitrust violations.  Algebra of Happiness: Build some anticipation in your life (57:09). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 15, 2021
Office Hours: IPOs, Net Promoter Scores, and Investing in Yourself
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Scott answers a question about Deliveroo’s disastrous IPO and whether it’s smart to allow retail investors in on an IPO. Scott also shares his thoughts on how marketers can improve their Net Promoter Scores (NPS), how to address your career needs with your partner, and the best personal investments young people can make.  Have a question for Scott? Email a voice recording to officehours@profgmedia.com.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
Eros, Self-Awareness, and Being a Good Partner — with Esther Perel
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Esther Perel is a psychotherapist and one of the leading voices on modern relationships. She discusses the challenges the pandemic has posed on our relationships, the importance of serendipitous moments, and why self-awareness is so important. Esther also shares how co-founders can overcome the various pain points they’ve experienced throughout the past year and parenting tips to ensure your children grow up to be great partners. Follow Esther on Twitter, @EstherPerel Scott opens with his thoughts on Facebook developing an AR/VR device, why he’s bullish on Neeva (the subscription search engine), and why Pinterest looking to acquire VSCO is a smart move. Algebra of Happiness: make proactive investments.  Esther’s podcast: “How’s Work?” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 08, 2021
Office Hours: NFTs, Bullish Investments, and Empathy
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Welcome to our first solo Office Hours episode. Scott answers a question about whether he could create a Prof G coin and build his own rundle. He also tells us the investment opportunities he likes in the Edtech and Telehealth spaces, shares resources for learning more about finance, and explains why business leaders need to practice empathy. Have a question for Scott? Email a voice recording to officehours@profgmedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 05, 2021
How Software Ate Finance — with Martin Chavez
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Marty Chavez, a senior advisor to Sixth Street Partners and the former CIO and CFO of Goldman Sachs, shares his ideas around regulating big tech like big banks, and discusses the trends playing out in our financial ecosystem. Marty breaks down the crypto space, fintech, and what’s at stake when the meme stocks surge. Follow Marty on Twitter, @RMartinChavez Scott opens with his thoughts on WeWork going public via a SPAC merger.  Algebra of Happiness: addressing income inequality.  Marty’s Stanford Course: Money and Digital Currency Innovation  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 01, 2021
Crypto, NFTs, and Blockchain ft. Raoul Pal
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We’re mixing it up today and busting right into our interview with Raoul Pal, the co-founder and CEO of Real Vision Group and Global Macro Investor. Raoul breaks down everything from why the digital asset space is disrupting everything — including higher education, the future of blockchain, and how Bitcoin could actually be a catalyst in the push towards clean energy. Follow Raoul on Twitter, @RaoulGMI. Raoul's book reference: The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy - What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America's Next Rendezvous with Destiny by Neil Howe and William Strauss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 25, 2021
Stoicism and Celebrating Success ft. Ryan Holiday
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Ryan Holiday is a media strategist and the author of ten books including, The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego Is the Enemy, The Daily Stoic, Conspiracy, and Stillness is the Key. He joins Scott to discuss how the four virtues of stoicism (courage, temperance, justice, and wisdom) are integrated into everyday life. Ryan also shares what stoicism has taught him about fatherhood. Follow him on Twitter, @RyanHoliday. (13:51) Scott opens with his thoughts on Google’s Career Certificates and what companies need to do for ed tech to fully take off. He also discusses the IPO market and Disney’s seven-year agreement with the NHL.  This Week’s Office Hours: the negative externalities of paywalls (45:34), opportunities for Apple to innovate (52:28), applying “don’t keep score” to your professional life, and maintaining work-life balance (57:37).  Algebra of Happiness: Mark your wins with indelible ink (65:28).   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 18, 2021
SPACs, Stocks, and Being Indispensable ft. Andrew Ross Sorkin
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Andrew Ross Sorkin joins Scott to discuss the state of play on SPACs, the markets, and the tech stocks. Andrew also shares how the pandemic has impacted his family life and work. Follow Andrew on Twitter, @andrewrsorkin. (16:23) Scott opens with his thoughts on why states shouldn’t get a bailout, CDC guidelines, Netflix testing out short-form video clips (9:23), and Twitter testing out commerce on the platform (13:17).  This Week’s Office Hours: whether Twitter should acquire Reddit (54:55), NFTs (57:16), and a litmus test for whether you should go get your MBA (61:26). Algebra of Happiness: A poem from a listener (65:48).   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 11, 2021
Burnout, the Media, and Twitter’s Business Moves
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Jason Kint, the CEO of Digital Content Next (@dcnorg), joins Scott to break down Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code. Jason also shares his thoughts on the broader digital ecosystem, including Section 230, how cryptocurrencies might come into the digital media space, and why he’s bullish on Clubhouse. Follow Jason on Twitter, @jason_kint. (15:03) Scott opens with his thoughts on COVID-19 vaccine news, Robinhood planning for its IPO, Target’s partnership with Apple, and Amazon launching a digital currency in Mexico.  This Week’s Office Hours: Twitter’s recent business developments (43:52), deciding to double down on product development or content creation (49:020, and dealing with burnout (50:59).  Algebra of Happiness: the passage of time (56:01). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 04, 2021
Responsible Innovation and Venture Capital
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Hemant Taneja, a managing director at General Catalyst and the founder of the firm’s Silicon Valley operations, joins Scott to discuss the venture capital space, why he’s bullish on the healthcare sector, and why responsible innovation is more important than ever. Hemant also shares his thoughts on the energy space and why Tesla is a key player. Follow Hemant on Twitter, @htaneja. (16:44) Scott opens with his thoughts on LVMH buying 50 percent of Jay-Z’s champagne brand as well as his thoughts on the luxury brand market.  This Week’s Office Hours: Australia vs. Facebook (49:18) and buying shares on the secondary market (56:40). Algebra of Happiness: Love & Empathy (60:51). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 25, 2021
Andrew Yang's Run for Mayor
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Andrew Yang, a Democratic candidate for New York City mayor, joins Scott to discuss his campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 21, 2021
The Algebra of Wealth
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Noreena Hertz, an economist, a bestselling author, and an Honorary Professor at the University College London, joins Scott to discuss the learnings from her latest book, “The Loney Century: How to Restore Human Connection in a World That's Pulling Apart.” We find out how loneliness impacts more than just our mental health and the second-order effects of our “contactless” world. Follow Noreena on Twitter, @noreenahertz. (16:10) Scott opens by explaining the algebra of wealth — or in other words, how to get rich.  This Week’s Office Hours (52:40): CEO compensation (53:04), Roblox and deferred revenue (61:05), and deciding whether to get an MBA (65:17).  Additional Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 18, 2021
The Attention Graph
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Dr. Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas, the co-authors of Humor, Seriously: why humor is a secret weapon in business and life, join Scott to discuss their research, the four humor styles they’ve identified, and how to incorporate more levity into your workday. Jennifer and Noami also teach Humor: Serious Business at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Follow Jennifer and Naomi on Twitter, @aaker and @nbagdonas. (11:44) Scott opens with his thoughts on Apple’s move into mobility. This Week’s Office Hours (44:03): investing in the post-COVID family (44:30), how the Big Four consulting firms can move into recurring revenue (51:27), and finding meaning within your work (56:46). Have a question for Scott? Email a voice recording to officehours@section4.com.  Algebra of Happiness: Who is in your kitchen cabinet? (62:28) Additional Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 11, 2021
GameStop Saga Continued
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Whitney Tilson, the founder and CEO of Empire Financial Research, joins Scott to discuss the learnings from the WallStreetBets short-squeeze and the markets more generally. We also find out why Whitney is bullish on Transportation as a Service (TaaS). Follow him on Twitter, @WhitneyTilson. (16:54) Scott opens with his thoughts on the latest developments involving GameStop. Scott also explains how Apple CEO Tim Cook discussing the importance of privacy is an example of “laddering.” (9:56) This Week’s Office Hours (47:31): angel investing (51:50), why Apple should acquire Peloton instead of doing a product partnership (47:55), and Gap’s brand strategy (55:29). Have a question for Scott? Email a voice recording to officehours@section4.com.  Algebra of Happiness: Marshall Plan for Moms (61:03) Reading Recommendation: Innovation & Recasting Your Life Opening joke credit: Simon Holland Additional Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 04, 2021
State of Play: GameStop
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Aswath Damodaran, a professor of finance at NYU Stern, joins Scott to discuss the news surrounding GameStop and the short squeeze. Aswath also shares his thoughts on SPACs, the markets more broadly, and the importance of diversifying your portfolio. Follow him on Twitter, @AswathDamodaran. Additional music by: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 29, 2021
State of Play: Inflation, Twitter, and Story Stocks
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Neil Irwin, a senior economic correspondent at The New York Times, joins Scott to discuss the economic learnings from the Trump-era, inflation, and his thoughts on the stimulus efforts. Neil is also the author of, “The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire” and “How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World.” Follow him on Twitter, @Neil_Irwin. (18:22) Scott opens with why Twitter needs a new business model and details what strengths Twitter can leverage. Scott makes the case for new leadership at Twitter. This Week’s Office Hours: Bitcoin (46:36), Amazon platform sellers (51:17), and the future of story stocks (55:29). Have a question for Scott? Email a voice recording to officehours@section4.com.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 28, 2021
The Great Grift
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Lina Khan, an associate professor of law at Columbia Law School, joins Scott to discuss the latest around Big Tech’s unchecked power and the broader effects of monopolistic behavior on the economy. She shares her thoughts on how break ups could benefit the markets, why traditional antitrust laws aren’t necessarily suited for the digital market, and how the dynamics of antitrust have changed over the past couple of years. Follow Lina on Twitter, @linamkhan. (14:43) Scott begins by outlining how we could have used our $5 trillion stimulus effort to prop up Americans who needed the most help, rather than letting the rich get richer. Related Reading: The Great Grift. This Week’s Office Hours: why Big Tech probably won’t make a move into the DTC genetic testing market and how rundles increase a company's valuation. Have a question for Scott? Email a voice recording to officehours@section4.com. (42:00) Algebra of Happiness: demonstrate more grace. (54:26) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 21, 2021
The Need for Accountability
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Scott and Michael Smerconish, the host of a daily radio program heard on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel and the host of CNN’s “Smerconish,” discuss their thoughts on the insurrection that took place last week at the U.S. Capitol. Michael explains how the media has led us to this polarization and shares his experience as being a radio host for the past 30 years. Follow Michael on Twitter, @smerconish. (11:30) Scott opens with why we shouldn’t applaud the tech CEOs for kicking the President off their platforms and how the violent event that unfolded last week marks a need to vaccinate our nation with a new respect for institutions and greater accountability.  This Week’s Office Hours: CPG brands, the digital advertising bubble, and a prediction about AMC Theatres. Have a question for Scott? Email a voice recording to officehours@section4.com. (50:20) Related Reading: Stupid Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 14, 2021
2021 Predictions: The Great Dispersion
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Scott reflects on the 2020 predictions he got right and wrong and then dives into his predictions for the new year. You'll hear his thoughts on the dispersal of work, hospitality, and healthcare, as well as potential acquisitions, stocks he's watching, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 07, 2021
Pandemic Learnings with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed
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Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, a physician, epidemiologist, educator, and progressive activist, joins Scott for our final episode of 2020. They discuss the intersection between public health, public policy, and politics as well as what a Biden-Harris administration can do differently on COVID-19. Abdul is the author of "Healing Politics: A Doctor’s Journey into the Heart of Our Political Epidemic," the podcast host of America Dissected, and a Political Contributor at CNN.  Follow Abdul on Twitter, @AbdulElSayed Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 31, 2020
Lead with Resilience
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Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, the senior associate dean of leadership programs for the Yale School of Management, joins Scott to discuss leadership during a time of COVID-19 and the characteristics that make great business leaders. Follow Jeffrey on Twitter, @JeffSonnenfeld. (9:50) Scott opens with his thoughts on the second coronavirus relief package and Walmart’s shoppable live stream on TikTok.  This Week’s Office Hours: whether music labels might put their catalogs behind a wall, brand likability, and the bifurcation of an Android vs. iOS world. Have a question for Scott? Email a voice recording to officehours@section4.com. (36:44) Algebra of Happiness: Prof G’s Person of the Year. (48:05) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 24, 2020
State of Play: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies
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Michael Saylor, the co-founder and CEO of MicroStrategy, joins Scott to give us the 411 on Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency space. Michael explains why he’s been making big bets on Bitcoin and investing his company’s treasury into the cryptocurrency. He also shares his advice on navigating our world of superabundance. Follow Michael on Twitter, @michael_saylor. (14:47) Scott opens with his thoughts on Tesla joining the S&P 500 on December 21st and Disney’s mammoth content announcements.  This Week’s Office Hours: why WhatsApp is Facebook’s most valuable asset, investing in the cannabis industry, and the second-order effects of remote work. Have a question for Scott? Email a voice recording to officehours@section4.com. (45:35) Algebra of Happiness: a call to arms. (57:26) Subscribe to The Prof G Show on YouTube here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 17, 2020
The Post-Pandemic World Economy
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Dambisa Moyo, a global economist and bestselling author, joins Scott to discuss the five trends she believes will define the post-pandemic world economy. They discuss all sorts of topics like the private sector, deglobalization, and public policy. Dambisa also explains what board members can be doing better. She is a trusted advisor on macroeconomics, geopolitics, and technology themes and serves on a number of global corporate boards including 3M Corporation, Chevron, and Condé Nast. Follow her on Twitter, @dambisamoyo. (13:29) Scott opens with his thoughts on the big IPO week and how Airbnb achieves three hurdles: differentiation, relevance, and sustainability, while DoorDash does not. He also explains why he believes WarnerMedia’s decision to release its slate of 2021 films in theaters and on HBO Max the same day is a baller move.  This week’s Office Hours: the future of the podcast industry and whether CrossFit could take on Peloton’s business model. Have a question for Scott? Email a voice recording to officehours@section4.com.  Algebra of Happiness: advice for giving care at the end of a loved one’s life.  Dambisa’s book recommendations: This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly by Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 10, 2020
Capitalism Needs Empathy
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Nick Molnar, the co-founder and CEO of Afterpay, joins Scott to discuss the company’s ‘buy now, take now, pay later’ business model, how millennials' spending habits are changing, and Nick’s experience as an entrepreneur. Nick also compares and contrasts running a startup in San Francisco vs. Sydney. (7:48) Scott opens with his thoughts on the acceleration of e-commerce.  This week’s Office Hours: Airbnb and tax regulations, deciding whether to get an M.B.A, and why experiential retail can’t save every retailer. (30:54) Algebra of Happiness: the vulnerability of capitalism. (41:24) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 03, 2020
Post-Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity
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Scott shares two audio excerpts from his latest book, “Post-Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity,” which is out now. You’ll hear chapter one, The Covid Gangster Move: Variable Cost Structures, and chapter four, Twenty-First-Century Higher Ed. You can find the book here or on Scott’s Twitter, @profgalloway.  Scott also brings on his literary agent, Jim Levine, to hear about COVID-19’s impact on the book industry, Amazon’s position in this space, and what Jim looks for in talent. Jim also shares his advice for finding moments of engagement with your loved ones. Jim is the founder of LGR Literary Agency in New York City.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 26, 2020
The $160 Billion Video Game Industry Explained
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Joost van Dreunen joins Scott to give the lowdown on the video game industry. We hear about the trends, the major players, and predictions around live streaming, user-generated content, advertisers entering the space, Big Tech’s role, and Asia’s influence on the global games’ economy. Joost teaches at NYU’s Stern School of Business and his book, One Up: Creativity, Competition, and the Global Business of Video Games, is out now. Follow Joost on Twitter, @joosterizer. (18:00) Scott opens with his thoughts on Airbnb’s IPO, Disney’s earnings, and Netflix testing out a linear channel in France.  This week’s Office Hours: why Amazon gets hit with antitrust before other big retailers, the value of experiential retail, and who should fix remote learning. (46:00) Related Links:  Read: AirbnBaller Watch: Airbnb: A $100 Billion Story  Have a question for Prof G? Email a voice recording to officehours@section4.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 19, 2020
State of Play: Streaming, Cable Bundles, and the Media
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Tom Rogers, the executive chairman of Engine Media and the first president of NBC Cable, joins Scott to discuss everything concerning media trends, streaming VoD, and cutting the cord with cable. Tom shares why he’s bullish on Netflix, the challenges he sees for Disney, and his thoughts on a new model for news. Scott opens with his election takeaways, Pfizer’s vaccine announcement, and his thoughts on Shopify’s partnership with TikTok.  This week’s Office Hours: Apple’s decision to get into search, changing Facebook’s business model, and advice to young entrepreneurs.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 12, 2020
Cold War II: China Tech vs. US Tech
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Niall Ferguson, a historian, author, and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, joins Scott to discuss the state of play around the tech war between the U.S. and China. Niall talks about each of the country’s strengths and weaknesses, and why he thinks we’re moving toward Cold War II. Niall also shares his thoughts on the fintech space as it relates to Ant Group’s suspended IPO. Follow Niall on Twitter, @nfergus.  Niall’s reading recommendations:  We by Yevgeny Zamyatin Sir Walter Scott novels The Last Days of Mankind by Karl Kraus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 05, 2020
The Lincoln Project's Steve Schmidt: Election Special
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Steve Schmidt, a co-founder of the Lincoln Project and a communications and public affairs strategist, joins Scott for a special episode of The Prof G Show. Steve and Scott bust into everything you need to know ahead of the election, predictions, campaign strategies, and what’s in store for the Lincoln Project post-election. Follow Steve on Twitter, @SteveSchmidtSES Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 01, 2020
A Record-Breaking IPO, Political Strategy, and Five Components of a Successful Business
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Dan Pfeiffer, a co-host of Pod Save America and a former senior advisor to President Obama, joins Scott to discuss political strategy, politicians to keep an eye on, and understanding court expansion. Follow him on Twitter, @danpfeiffer.  Scott opens with his thoughts on the rise in COVID-19 infections, Ant Group’s IPO, and Robinhood’s inadequate response to hacked accounts.  This Week’s Office Hours: the hardware space, the future of financial advice, and building a revenue-driven business.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 29, 2020
The DOJ's Case Against Google
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Roger McNamee joins Scott to break down the US Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit against Google and how monopolies stifle innovation. They also discuss the sharing economy, how the social platforms tear at our society, and the remedies that can be put in place moving forward. Roger is an activist, investor, and musician. Follow him on Twitter, @Moonalice. This week's Office Hours: stocks Scott has his eye on, industries Zoom could enter into, and thoughts on Bitcoin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 22, 2020
5G, Disney+, and All Things Social Media
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Sinan Aral, a professor of management, IT, marketing, and data science at MIT joins Scott to discuss his new book, “The Hype Machine: How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections, Our Economy, and Our Health—and How We Must Adapt.” We also find out why Sinan does not think antitrust is the right way to go after Facebook and his thoughts on data portability. Follow Sinan on Twitter, @sinanaral, and check out his book here.  Scott opens with his thoughts on Apple releasing 5G phones and Disney’s decision to double down on streaming.  This week’s Office Hours: why retailers engage in unfair partnerships, why Scott is bullish on coworking space, and what to consider when funding a startup.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 15, 2020
Win with Innovation
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Eric Schmidt, the former executive chairman & CEO of Google, joins Scott to discuss artificial intelligence as it relates to businesses and innovation. We also find out what Eric has been up to with Schmidt Futures and New York state as well as his work with the NSCAI. You can find Eric’s podcast, “Reimagine with Eric Schmidt” here and follow him on Twitter, @ericschmidt.  Scott opens with his thoughts on citizenship and discusses what happened to the equity markets during Q3.  Office Hours: telehealth, the future of remote work, and using abandoned commercial real estate to rethink higher education. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 08, 2020
Breaking Up Big Tech
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Zephyr Teachout, an attorney and associate professor of Law at Fordham University, joins Scott to discuss monopoly power and antitrust as it relates to the U.S. economy and her latest book, “Break 'Em Up: Recovering Our Freedom from Big Ag, Big Tech, and Big Money.” Follow Zephyr on Twitter, @ZephyrTeachout.  Scott opens with what we can learn from Trump’s tax returns and his thoughts on Palantir.  Office Hours: cannabis delivery services, keep an eye on the Fintech space, and diversifying your portfolio.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 01, 2020
Algorithmic Commerce
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Judd Apatow joins Scott to discuss the changes he’s seen to the TV and film industries as well as the role media plays in our society. Judd also shares his thoughts on money, education, and family. Judd is an American filmmaker and has directed films including Knocked Up, This is 40, Trainwreck, and The King of Staten Island. Follow him on Twitter, @JuddApatow. Scott opens with how the potential TikTok Global deal could position Walmart as the leader in the commerce space.  Office Hours: what’s coming for the marketing agencies, linking social feedback to investing platforms, and why it’s not up to businesses to save the Earth.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 24, 2020
Algorithms and the Threats to Democracy
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Yaël Eisenstat, a visiting fellow at Cornell Tech's Digital Life Initiative and former Elections Integrity Head for Political Ads at Facebook, joins Scott to discuss the online threats to democracy and the damaging role Facebook plays in our elections. Yaël has also served as a CIA officer and White House advisor. Follow her on Twitter, @YaelEisenstat.  Scott opens with his thoughts on TikTok’s powerful algorithm and why he does not think the deal with Oracle will go through.  Algebra of Happiness: There’s no such thing as quality time. There’s just time.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 17, 2020
Don’t Lose the Script
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Scott shares his thoughts on Northeastern’s decision to kick out 11 first-year students for not following social distancing protocol. He also discusses what makes capitalism a great system, but how the United States looks more like cronyism.   Then, Julián Castro joins to chat about the pandemic and the economy as well as the changes he’d like to see. Julián is a former 2020 presidential candidate and served as U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama and Mayor of San Antonio, Texas.  Office Hours: Big Tech acquisition predictions, the tenure guild, and doubling down on content marketing to build brand trust.  Related Reading: Northeastern dismisses 11 first-year students for partying. They won’t get their $36,500 tuition back Capitalists or Cronyists?  Please take our quick survey to tell us how we can improve The Prof G Show: https://forms.gle/xVRfqCKrrNr9xzor5 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 10, 2020
State of Play: The Sharing Economy
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Scott discusses how Google Career Certificates could unbundle higher education. He’s excited, to say the least.  Then, Arun Sundararajan, a professor of entrepreneurship and professor of technology, operations and statistics at NYU’s Stern School of Business, breaks down how the pandemic will accelerate the shift to platform-based businesses. He also explains why California’s AB5 law isn’t the right solution for Uber and Lyft drivers. Arun is the award-winning author of “The Sharing Economy: The End of Employment and the Rise of Crowd-Based Capitalism.”  Follow Arun on Twitter @digitalarun. Office Hours: why Netflix should own its distribution, the brand era is dead, and balancing your time between teaching and running a business.  Please take our quick survey to tell us how we can improve The Prof G Show: https://forms.gle/xVRfqCKrrNr9xzor5 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 03, 2020
Put Your Bias Down
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Scott discusses the Dow removing Exxon Mobil, Pfizer, and Raytheon Technologies from the index and why the Dow gives us cold comfort. He also answers listener questions about Spotify going vertical, adding a technical co-founder to your software startup, and generating customer stickiness.  Then, Dr. Mehmet Oz, cardiothoracic surgeon and Emmy Award-winning host of The Dr. Oz Show, discuss COVID-19 with Scott. Dr. Oz gives us his view on where countries got it right and wrong in handling the pandemic and what to think about in terms of reopening schools. We also learn about Dr. Oz’s media career and what’s next on his agenda.  Please take our quick survey to tell us how we can improve The Prof G Show: https://forms.gle/xVRfqCKrrNr9xzor5 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 27, 2020
State of Play: The Economy
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Scott shares his thoughts on the Democratic National Convention and discusses the situation that unfolded at UNC-Chapel Hill and Epic Games suing Apple and Google.  Then, Jim Tankersley, a New York Times reporter covering economic and tax policy, gives us a rundown on the state of the economy. Jim discusses his new book, “The Riches of This Land: The Untold, True Story of America's Middle Class,” and what economic policies we need to be most concerned with moving forward.   Office Hours: applying a recurring revenue model to higher education, the future of consultant work, and why McDonald’s board deserves more credit for suing their former CEO.  Please take our quick survey to tell us how we can improve The Prof G Show: https://forms.gle/xVRfqCKrrNr9xzor5 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 20, 2020
Elitism: Money vs. Influence
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Scott shares his thoughts on the possibility of Twitter acquiring TikTok and proposes a company that he thinks would be a better acquirer. Scott also addresses Amazon wanting to turn abandoned JCPenney and Sears stores into fulfillment centers. His main takeaway — warehouse space is the new black.  Then, Joel Stein, an American journalist and author, joins Scott to discuss his latest book, “In Defense of Elitism.” Joel gives us the definition of elitism and explains how it’s playing out in our political environment.  Office Hours: SPACs, how a company like Kohl’s can compete with the retail giants, and what skills make an employee stand out.           Joel's podcast recommendation: "The Good Fight" hosted by Yascha Mounk. Please take our quick survey to tell us how we can improve The Prof G Show: https://forms.gle/xVRfqCKrrNr9xzor5 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 13, 2020
Bonus Episode: Town Hall on Higher Education
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Scott hosted a live town hall with a panel of experts on higher education to answer listener questions and provide some clarity on the challenges colleges and universities now face in wake of the pandemic. Who Will Thrive, Survive, Struggle, or Face Significant Challenges? Please take our quick survey to tell us how we can improve The Prof G Show: https://forms.gle/xVRfqCKrrNr9xzor5 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 09, 2020
Have No Fear
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Scott explains what acquiring TikTok would mean for a company like Microsoft. He also answers listener questions about whether every brand can rebuild itself, why taking risks is the key to success, and how to decide if you should move closer to your family.  Then, former presidential candidate Andrew Yang and Scott discuss Big Tech, antitrust, and higher education. Scott also finds out what Andrew has been considering since leaving the campaign trail.  Algebra of Happiness: What would you do if you weren’t afraid to fail?  Please take our quick survey to tell us how we can improve The Prof G Show: https://forms.gle/xVRfqCKrrNr9xzor5 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 06, 2020
Less is More
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Tim Wu, a professor of law, science and technology at Columbia University, author, and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times breaks down everything you need to know about antitrust. Tim and Scott discuss the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee’s hearing as well as what history can teach us about powerful corporations.  Plus, Scott shares his thoughts on the busy earnings week and why a CEO’s ability to create a strong narrative has overwhelmed any sort of analytics. Looking at you, Elon.  Office Hours: what Twitter’s subscription model could look like, understanding your cofounder’s strengths, and certification opportunities.  Please take our quick survey to tell us how we can improve The Prof G Show: https://forms.gle/xVRfqCKrrNr9xzor5 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 30, 2020
Benchmarking, Brand Strategy, and Starting Fresh
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Scott shares his thoughts on the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee’s upcoming hearing with the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. He also explains why your business should be in the game of benchmarking and addresses his failed Netflix prediction.  Then, Katherine Milkman, a behavioral scientist and professor of operations, information and decisions at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, joins to discuss decision making under stress, how to build productive habits, and why behavioral science is needed to get people to take vaccines.  Office Hours: funding a startup, a solution to lowering your tuition costs because of COVID-19, and building brand strategy around B2B or B2C. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 23, 2020
Predictions, COVID-19, and Loving Others
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Scott breaks down the streaming wars and shares why he thinks Peacock’s strategy is interesting but difficult — consumers are busy and want a clear value proposition. He also explains what happens in a “too big to fail” market environment.  Then, Andy Slavitt joins Scott to discuss the state of play around COVID-19 and where the country goes from here. Andy served as the Acting Administrator of Medicare and Medicaid Services during the last two years of the Obama administration and has remained a critical voice in the battle for healthcare coverage. Office Hours: why Shopify should merge with FedEx, the types of people you should hire at your startup, and how to make online learning more engaging. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 16, 2020
Disruption is Due
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Richard Florida joins Scott to discuss COVID-19’s impact on cities and suburbs. Richard explains why he thinks the idea that this is the end of cities is overblown and how the pandemic poses an opportunity to push for racial and economic equity. Richard is an American urban studies theorist and University Professor at University of Toronto’s School of Cities and Rotman School of Management.  Scott also breaks down Lemonade’s IPO, what the company’s challenges are now moving forward, and how you should think about investing. If there’s one thing he wants you to remember, it’s that market dynamics always trump personal performance.  This week’s Office Hours: Innovation Roadblocks, Equity Crowdfunding, and Omnichannel Strategy.  Scott discusses going back to campus during Algebra of Happiness.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 09, 2020
Getting Unstuck
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Scott begins by breaking down the business move we’re all thinking about: Lululemon buying Mirror for $500 million. Adam Alter then joins Scott to discuss behavioral addiction during COVID, the power of positive rewards and who should be held accountable for addictive technology, as well as how we should be thinking about the “new normal.” Adam also shares his research around regrets and feeling stuck. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Irresistible and Drunk Tank Pink and an associate professor of marketing at NYU Stern.  This week’s Office Hours: Why some businesses can’t join the Facebook ad boycott, pivoting to DTC, and how to land a spot on a corporate board.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 02, 2020
Exploitation Economy
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Scott discusses how the Tech Giants will see a snapback in their US advertising revenue, as well as how the disruption to higher education has already begun and why universities need to rethink their plans. Scott also brings on Jim McKelvey, the co-founder of Square, to hear his ideas around innovation, the payments sphere, and advice to entrepreneurs. McKelvey is also the author of “The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time.” This week’s Office Hours: Palantir’s potential IPO, what to expect when impact investing, and how to build your personal brand.  Algebra of Happiness has Scott wondering when the US moved from an innovation economy to an exploitation economy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 25, 2020
Bring Forgiveness
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Geoffrey Miller, an evolutionary psychologist and associate professor of psychology at the University of New Mexico, joins Scott to discuss effective altruism, virtue signaling, and existential risks to humanity. Scott also shares his thoughts on Walmart’s partnership with Shopify and his worries around the spikes in Covid-19 cases.   This week’s Office Hours: innovation themes that might come from this recession, Zuckerberg is, in fact, an arbiter of truth, and Scott’s advice to those who want to lean in and be a leader during this global crisis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 18, 2020
Be Quiet and Listen
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Dorothy A. Brown, professor of law at Emory University, joins Scott to contextualize what’s happening with the protests and poses some solutions for leaders in the corporate world. Scott also shares some observations about why we’re seeing a record number of new online brokerage accounts, the stock market, and creating an open dialogue around enduring change.  This week’s Office Hours cover mergers & acquisitions, investing in monopolies, and why growth is a tremendous Yoda. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 11, 2020
Slow Thinking
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Professor and Dean Emeritus of NYU Stern School of Business and economist, Peter Henry, joins Scott to discuss the inevitability of the moment we’re in surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement, systemic racism, and injustice. Henry also serves on a variety of boards, including Nike, and shares how brands can lead with authenticity.  Henry is the author of Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 04, 2020
Get to a Platform
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Scott discusses why the optimism around when life can resume to normalcy is problematic, as well as how vaccination is going to become an industry that creates trillions of dollars in shareholder value. He also shares why he thinks HBO Max is the worst brand move in the last 20 years.  Our guest this week is Bloomberg reporter and author of No Filter, Sarah Frier. She talks about the role social platforms play in our elections and everyday lives. Lastly, an Office Hour question has Scott questioning the three elements to success.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 28, 2020
Moral Illusions
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Sam Harris joins Scott to discuss current economic constructs, America’s failure to lead during the pandemic, and what’s to come on the other side of this crisis. Harris also shares ways to live a more thoughtful and open life. This week’s Office Hours cover the long term effects of the stimulus packages, the future of voice technology, and the critical need for socialization during K-12 education.   Sam Harris is a neuroscientist, philosopher, and author of five New York Times best sellers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 21, 2020
A Position of Strength
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Scott brings on Paul Rabil, professional athlete and cofounder of the Premier Lacrosse League, to hear how he pivoted his business during this time and his advice to other entrepreneurs whose businesses are essentially paralyzed right now. Scott also discusses the second-order effects you should be considering as the pandemic continues, and answers your business-related questions during Office Hours. Today's Algebra of Happiness: Remember to help yourself while helping those around you.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 14, 2020
Examine Your Burn
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Josh Brown joins Scott to share his thoughts on PPP and how you should be assessing the stock market. Scott also discusses the difference between tech giants Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, and why Amazon is positioned for the biggest unlock in recent business history. Today’s Algebra of Happiness: Stop howling in the money storm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 07, 2020
Stop Keeping Score
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Scott Galloway discusses the need for a Corona Corps and also shares his conversation with Stephanie Ruhle, NBC News Business Correspondent and MSNBC Anchor, to hear how she’s navigated her career. And of course, Scott answers your questions and wraps up with Algebra of Happiness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 30, 2020
Post Corona: The Four
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Scott Galloway gives the state of play on The Four post corona and also sits down with Senator Michael Bennet to discuss politics during a pandemic, relief packages, and Tiger King Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 23, 2020
The Essential Is Invisible
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Scott Harrison, Founder and CEO of charity: water, discusses the state of nonprofits, leadership, and gratitude. Scott Galloway also answers listener questions about gap years, Lululemon, and advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 16, 2020
Long on Humanity
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Scott Galloway discusses education in a post-corona world. He also sits down with Tim Armstrong, Founder and CEO of the DTX company, to discuss technology, DTC winners and losers, and leadership during COVID-19. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 09, 2020
Mind the Gap
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Scott Galloway discusses caring for family, the impact of our population’s health on the economy, and an MBA in a post-corona world. He also sits down with Matthew Frieman, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Maryland, to discuss the state of play of COVID-19 and the development of therapeutics and a vaccine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 02, 2020
A Post-Corona World
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Jonathan Haidt, social psychologist, author, and NYU professor, discusses the psychological and social impact of COVID-19. Scott also answers listener questions about investing, entrepreneurship, and education in a post-corona world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 26, 2020
Love in the Time of Corona
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Scott explores the idea of “Love in the Time of Corona” answering listener questions about how to prepare, adapt, and respond during these volatile times. He also sits down with Aswath Damodaran, Professor of Finance at the NYU Stern School of Business, to understand his take on the virus, markets, and investing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 19, 2020
Official Trailer: The Prof G Show With Scott Galloway
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We live in a winner-take-all economy that’s bifurcating into those who are part of the innovation economy and those who aren’t. Every week best-selling author, professor and entrepreneur Scott Galloway answers questions from you (his listeners) on who’s winning and losing, and how you can get ahead. Other professors, practitioners, and entrepreneurs join Scott to contribute ideas, alternate opinions, and insights to help you thrive at work. Tune in for a no mercy, no malice take on how you can level up your game in the world of business. To submit a question, email a voice recording to OfficeHours@Section4.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 12, 2020