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.

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Prof G Markets: Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Consumer Culture
1377
In this special edition of Prof G Markets, Scott shares his childhood experience of holiday sales, as well as his thoughts on a new retail tactic that’s driving consumers to stores. We also hear from Katherine Cullen, the senior director of industry and consumer insights for the National Retail Federation, on the state of retail sales in an inflationary, post-corona economy. Scott closes out the show with advice to those who’ve been laid off ahead of this week's unemployment numbers.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 28, 2022
No Mercy / No Malice: The Cosmic Opportunity
705
As read by George Hahn. Follow George on Twitter, @georgehahn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 26, 2022
Office Hours: Apple Stock and China. Should Young People Pursue a Career in Sales? And How to Bounce Back After Layoffs
861
Scott takes a question about tensions between China and Taiwan and the potential impact on Apple stock. He then shares his thoughts on a career in sales and finishes with a pep talk to a listener who was recently laid off.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 23, 2022
Prof G Markets: Target and Walmart Earnings, Hedge Funds and Pinterest, and Estée Lauder Buys Tom Ford
1831
Description: This week on Prof G Markets, Scott explains why Target and Walmart had such contrasting earnings reports for the third quarter, and offers his insight on Target’s brand strategy. He then shares his thoughts on why hedge funds might be buying up shares of Pinterest, and whether hedge fund disclosures are worth paying attention to for the typical investor. Scott also examines Estée Lauder’s acquisition of Tom Ford, and gives advice to entrepreneurs on how to gauge when it’s time to sell a company. Show Notes: Target and Walmart Hedge funds and Pinterest Estée Lauder and Tom Ford Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 21, 2022
No Mercy / No Malice: AI
1020
As read by George Hahn. Follow George on Twitter, @georgehahn. https://www.profgalloway.com/ai/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 19, 2022
Money and Power in the World of Soccer — with Rory Smith
2702
Rory Smith, the chief soccer correspondent of The New York Times and author of the new book, Expected Goals: The Story of how Data Conquered Football and Changed the Game Forever, joins Scott to discuss the state of play in professional soccer and what to expect during the upcoming World Cup. Follow Rory on Twitter, @RorySmith. Scott opens with his thoughts on Walgreens moving further into the healthcare space, as well as Gap's decision to start selling on Amazon’s marketplace.  Algebra of Happiness: respect our institutions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 17, 2022
Office Hours: Will Boom Supersonic Planes Live Up to the Hype? Buying Amazon Stock and Taking a Gap Year Before College
985
Scott takes a question about the future of Boom Supersonic. He then shares his thoughts on owning Amazon stock and offers suggestions on how to best take advantage of a gap year before college. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 16, 2022
The FTX Meltdown Explained — with David Yermack
1543
Professor Yermack, Chair of the Finance Department at NYU Stern, explains how and why FTX fell apart. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 15, 2022
Prof G Markets: The Failure of FTX, Why HBO Will be Acquired, and the Cannabis Industry
2067
This week on Prof G Markets, Scott shares his thoughts on how Sam Bankman-Fried’s crypto exchange FTX came crashing down like a house of cards. He then explains what Disney’s earnings reveal about a streaming market headed for consolidation, and why HBO makes for an appealing acquisition target. And in this week’s Unpack, we check in on the cannabis industry after the recent midterms, and learn where the investment opportunities might be.  Show Notes: FTX Disney Earnings Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 14, 2022
No Mercy / No Malice: Hubris
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As read by George Hahn. Follow George on Twitter, @georgehahn. https://www.profgalloway.com/hubris/ Scott clip credit: Hulu's documentary, "WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 12, 2022
Being a Better Manager & Understanding the Past — with Dolly Chugh
2929
Dolly Chugh, a social psychologist and management professor at the NYU Stern School of Business, and author of the new book, A More Just Future: Psychological Tools for Reckoning with Our Past and Driving Social Change, joins Scott to discuss what makes a good manager, her thoughts on cancel culture, and working in higher education. Follow Dolly on Twitter, @DollyChugh, and check out her newsletter, Dear Good People.  Scott opens with his thoughts on the recent layoffs in the tech sector, as well as the latest on Elon Musk and Twitter (what a shocker).  Algebra of Happiness: Step up to the plate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 10, 2022
Office Hours: Does a Board Actually Add Value? Making Recruiting More Equitable, and Work/Life Balance Early in Your Career
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Scott takes a question about the value of a board of directors. He then suggests ways to make corporate recruiting less elitist and shares his experience balancing his ambition and personal life. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 09, 2022
Prof G Markets: Upheaval at Twitter, Airbnb and Uber Earnings, and the Chinese Markets
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This week on Prof G Markets, Scott shares his thoughts on Elon’s proposed changes to Twitter so far and explains why enabling paywalled videos like OnlyFans is a good idea. He then makes the argument for why Airbnb is one of the best-performing companies in the world, and how Uber might turn profitable at long last. Finally, Ed and Scott check in on the state of the Chinese markets under the relentless zero-covid policy. Show notes: Twitter Airbnb Uber China's PMI Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 07, 2022
No Mercy / No Malice: Elephants in the Room
990
As read by George Hahn. Follow George on Twitter, @georgehahn. https://www.profgalloway.com/elephants-in-the-room/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 05, 2022
Ending the Two-Party Political System — with Katherine Gehl
2088
Katherine Gehl, the founder of The Institute for Political Innovation and co-author of “The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy,” joins Scott to discuss why it’s time to disrupt the politics industry with Final Five Voting.  Scott opens with his thoughts on why Twitter’s subscription model is all wrong.  Algebra of Happiness: Get memories out of your parents while you can.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 03, 2022
Office Hours: Should I Short Meta? The World Cup in Qatar, and How to Acquire New Customers
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Scott takes a question about shorting stocks like Meta and Twitter. He then shares his opinion on the ethics of attending the World Cup in Qatar, and suggests methods for acquiring new customers. (Note: this episode was recorded prior to Elon Musk taking Twitter private). Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 02, 2022
Prof G Markets: Adidas’ Crisis Management, Google and Meta Earnings, and Market Moving Fed Speeches
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This week on Prof G Markets, Scott deciphers where the investment opportunity might be after Adidas severed ties with Kanye West. He also breaks down how Google did so poorly in the third quarter, and why Meta now looks like a distressed asset. And in this week’s unpack, we learn about how investors react to Fed chair speeches, plus what to listen for at Jerome Powell’s next press conference. Show Notes: Adidas Google Meta The Crash of ‘79 Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 31, 2022
No Mercy / No Malice: The Line
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As read by George Hahn. Follow George on Twitter, @georgehahn. https://www.profgalloway.com/the-line/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 29, 2022
Failing Young Men — with Richard Reeves
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Richard Reeves, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of several books including his latest, Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do About It, joins Scott to discuss how the US has set up boys to fall behind, and how that manifests into adulthood. Follow Richard on Twitter, @RichardvReeves. Scott opens with his thoughts on big tech’s ability to monetize utility.  Algebra of Happiness: demonstrate generosity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 27, 2022
Why hasn’t Peloton Been Acquired? Deciding Where to Live, and Motivating Ethical Tech Leadership
980
Scott answers a question about what might be preventing a Peloton acquisition. He then shares his best tips for determining where to live abroad and explains how society can encourage ethical leadership in tech. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 26, 2022
Prof G Markets: Goldman Sachs Restructures its Businesses + Restaurant NFTs, and Nikola’s Securities Fraud Saga
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This week on Prof G Markets, Scott explains why Goldman Sachs is refocusing on its asset management business and scaling back its efforts in consumer banking. He then shares his thoughts on why catering to the 1% continues to be a lucrative business model, even as it sows inequality of opportunity. And in this week’s unpack, we learn about why the CEO of Nikola was just convicted of securities fraud. Show Notes: Goldman Restaurant NFTs Nikola Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 24, 2022
No Mercy / No Malice: Churn
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As read by George Hahn. Follow George on Twitter, @georgehahn. https://www.profgalloway.com/churn/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 22, 2022
What Options Elon Has Left – with Andrew Jennings
1985
Andrew Jennings, a professor of corporate governance and securities at Brooklyn Law School, joins Scott to discuss the latest around the Elon Musk v. Twitter Trial. Follow Professor Jennings on Twitter, @akjennings. Scott opens with his thoughts on what makes good management.  Algebra of Happiness: planning for an empty nest Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 20, 2022
Office Hours: Are Fitness Brands the New Religion? The Tyranny of OPEC, and Fighting the Cost of Higher Ed
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Scott answers a question about the power of luxury fitness brands to build community amongst an increasingly secular society. He then shares his thoughts on the corruption of OPEC and finishes with a passionate rant about lowering the cost of college. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 19, 2022
Prof G Markets: Margin Calls, Private Jets, Meta Teams Up With Microsoft, and Unpacking the Fed
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This week on Prof G Markets, Scott explains why margin calls may have played a role in John Foley's departure from Peloton. He then offers his thoughts on Meta’s continued pursuit of the metaverse, and shares his experience of owning and selling a private jet amid a red-hot private aviation market. Finally, in this week’s unpack, we answer a question some listeners might be afraid to ask: what is the Fed? Show Notes: Foley’s Margin Calls Meta and Microsoft Private Aviation What is the Fed? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 17, 2022
No Mercy / No Malice: Incarcerated
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As read by George Hahn. Follow George on Twitter, @georgehahn. https://www.profgalloway.com/incarcerated/ Sound Effect source: The Mask You Live In. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 15, 2022
Civility in Tech, Centrists, and Advice from a Lifelong Entrepreneur — with Reid Hoffman
3828
Reid Hoffman, an entrepreneur and an investor, joins Scott to discuss his thoughts on identity, artificial intelligence, businesses with network effects, and why we need more centrist politicians in the House. Reid also shares career advice from his latest book, “The Startup of You.” Follow Reid on Twitter, @reidhoffman. Scott opens with his thoughts on Sheryl Sandberg’s $3 million donation to the ACLU, the benefits of failing fast, and Goldman Sachs’ missed brand opportunity.  Algebra of Happiness: talk about your emotions.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 13, 2022
Office Hours: The Thiel Fellowship’s Pros and Cons, S.A.F.E Agreements, and Rebranding America
1013
Scott takes a question about the Thiel Fellowship and offers his thoughts on whether the government should subsidize business loans like they do for college loans. He then shares his ideas on America needing a rebrand, and explains the benefits of a S.A.F.E Agreement: Simple Agreement For Future Equity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 12, 2022
Prof G Markets: Twitter’s Path to Super App Status, Liquid Death’s Brand Strategy, and America’s Housing Supply
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This week on Prof G Markets, Scott discusses three things Elon Musk should do to increase shareholder value if the Twitter deal goes through. He then shares his thoughts on how creative branding helped a canned water company land a $700 million valuation. And in this week’s Unpack, we check in on the state of the U.S. Housing Market.  Show Notes: Twitter Liquid Death St. Louis Fed Housing Data Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 10, 2022
No Mercy / No Malice: Text-ure
1067
As read by George Hahn. Follow George on Twitter, @georgehahn. https://www.profgalloway.com/text-ure/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 08, 2022
The State of the World — with Ian Bremmer
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Ian Bremmer, the President of Eurasia Group, returns to the pod to discuss the latest around Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, including what it means for the rest of the world. We also get an update on US-China relations, the protests in Iran, and how Ian thinks about social media regulation. Follow Ian on Twitter, @ianbremmer.  Scott opens with his thoughts on the idolatry of innovators.  Algebra of Happiness: the death bed test. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 06, 2022
Special Report: Elon Surrenders?
833
Scott and Prof G Media’s EIC, Jason Stavers, discuss the nuances of Elon Musk’s latest move: a promise to proceed with his deal to acquire Twitter after all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 05, 2022
Office Hours: Should Meta Pay Dividends? + International Students, and Finding Hope
1195
Scott takes a question about whether it’s time for Meta to pay shareholders a dividend. He then offers advice to an international student debating whether he should pursue a career in the U.S. or Europe and shares what makes him hopeful.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 05, 2022
Prof G Markets: The Merits of ETFs, Boring vs. Sexy Investments, and the UK’s Monetary Crisis
1396
This week on Prof G Markets, Scott discusses what makes a good ETF, and shares his thoughts on why investing in boring companies often leads to greater returns. He then explains why the markets had such an adverse reaction to the U.K. government’s latest tax breaks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 03, 2022
No Mercy / No Malice: ID
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As read by George Hahn. Follow George on Twitter, @georgehahn. https://www.profgalloway.com/id/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 01, 2022
Are the Central Banks Getting it Wrong? — with Danny Blanchflower
3147
Danny Blanchflower, a professor of economics at Dartmouth College and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, joins Scott to discuss the state of the economy, the imminent recession in the US, and why he thinks the Fed is relying on “guessonomics.” Follow Professor Blanchflower on Twitter, @D_Blanchflower.  Scott opens with his thoughts on Apple sponsoring the Super Bowl and the company’s decision to move iPhone production away from China.  Algebra of Happiness: diversification matters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 29, 2022
Office Hours: Raising the Minimum Wage, Seeking Venture Debt, and Getting on the Property Ladder
1196
Scott takes a question about the nuances of raising the federal minimum wage to $25 an hour. He then offers advice to a startup founder on whether he should raise venture debt or venture capital, and shares his thoughts on how to invest in real estate as a renter. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 28, 2022
Prof G Markets: The Demise of Chamath’s SPACs, Citrix’s Debt Deal, and Adobe’s Figma Acquisition
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This week on Prof G Markets, Scott shares his thoughts on Chamath Palihapitiya’s decision to close two of his SPACs. He then explains why Wall Street Banks are on the hook for $700 million after the leveraged buyout of Citrix, a software company. And in this week’s deep dive, we take a look at why Adobe would pay $20 billion for the design software company Figma in what may be the largest acquisition of a private technology company ever.  Chamath’s SPACS Citrix’s LBO Adobe’s Acquisition Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 26, 2022
Adrift: America in 100 Charts
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We're sharing an excerpt from Scott's forthcoming book, "Adrift: America in 100 Charts." https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/713560/adrift-by-scott-galloway/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 25, 2022
No Mercy / No Malice: House of Cards
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As ready by George Hahn. Follow George on Twitter, @georgehahn. https://www.profgalloway.com/house-of-cards/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 24, 2022
The Future of Cities & Maximizing Human Capital — with Dror Poleg
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Dror Poleg, an economic historian and author of “Rethinking Real Estate: A Roadmap to Technology’s Impact on the World’s Largest Asset Class”, joins Scott to discuss wealth inequality, the digital dollar, TikTok, and the future of cities. Follow Dror on Twitter, @drorpoleg.  Scott opens with his thoughts on his move to London, office space, and Meta’s misadventures.  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 22, 2022
Office Hours: Section 230, University Rundles, and Advancing Your Career as a Parent
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Scott takes a question about how Section 230 could be altered to address the harms of social media companies. He then shares his thoughts on how Universities could cash in on a recurring revenue model, and offers career advice to a mother who works in marketing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 21, 2022
Prof G Markets: Peloton’s Management Shake-up, SoftBank’s Vision Funds, and Walmart’s Banking Play
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This week on Prof G Markets, Scott checks in on Peloton’s stock in light of a few executive departures, and shares his thoughts on what it would mean if Masayoshi Son launched a third vision fund after two previous failures. Scott then explains why Walmart is moving into the personal finance space. Peloton Vision Funds Walmart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 19, 2022
No Mercy / No Malice: Attentive
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As read by George Hahn. Follow George on Twitter, @georgehahn. https://www.profgalloway.com/attentive/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 17, 2022
Rewriting the Rules of Capitalism and Public Investment — with Mariana Mazzucato
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Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London and author of several books including her latest, Mission Economy: a moonshot guide to changing capitalism, joins Scott to discuss the current state of capitalism, unions, and how to rethink the relationship between markets and governments. Follow Professor Mazzucato on Twitter, @MazzucatoM.  Scott opens with his thoughts on Pinterest's potential, the streaming space, and the at-home fitness market.   Algebra of Happiness: Be kind and evolve. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 15, 2022
Office Hours: Adam Neumann’s Flow, Sustainability Goals, and Dealing with Grief
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Scott takes a question about whether Adam Neumann’s new real estate venture could benefit from operating under a franchise model. He then shares his thoughts on the progress corporations have made in lowering their emissions, and offers advice to someone who recently lost his business partner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 14, 2022
Prof G Markets: The Ethereum Merge, Porsche’s IPO, and Dividends
1490
This week on Prof G Markets, Scott shares his thoughts on what the Merge will mean for Ethereum’s position in the crypto space and weighs in on why Volkswagen is offering shares of Porsche. Then, in a deep dive, we learn about why some companies pay dividends to their investors, and others don’t. The Merge Porche's IPO Dividends Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 12, 2022
No Mercy / No Malice: Labor Day
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As ready by George Hahn. Follow George on Twitter @georgehahn. https://www.profgalloway.com/labor-day/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 10, 2022
China’s Surveillance State — with Josh Chin and Lisa Lin
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Josh Chin and Lisa Lin, the authors of “Surveillance State: Inside China's Quest to Launch a New Era of Social Control and journalists at the Wall Street Journal, join Scott to discuss the following:  How China operates as a surveillance state The role Silicon Valley has played in the development of state surveillance around the world what to consider when it comes to US-China bilateral relations. Scott opens with his thoughts on Apple becoming the leading smartphone provider in the US as well as its plans to move further into the digital ad space.  Algebra of happiness: tell someone you admire them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 08, 2022
Office Hours: How to Get on a Board, Leaving a Company with Grace, and Fostering Civil Discourse
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Scott takes a question about the experience necessary to be on a board of directors. He then offers advice for leaving a job at a company respectfully, and shares his thoughts on the importance of listening to people who disagree with you. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 07, 2022
Prof G Markets: Snap Layoffs, the IPO Drought, and Options Trading
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This week on Prof G Markets, Scott weighs in on what Snap’s restructuring means for the rest of the social media space, and explains why the IPO market is on pace for its worst year in decades. Then, we take a deep dive into the asymmetric upsides and downsides of options trading (pro tip: don’t try this at home). Snap IPO Market Options Trading Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 05, 2022
No Mercy / No Malice: Malignant
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As ready by George Hahn. Follow George on Twitter, @georgehahn. https://www.profgalloway.com/malignant/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 03, 2022
The Evolution of Money — with Eswar Prasad
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We're revisiting a favorite interview featuring Eswar Prasad, the Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy at Cornell University and author of “The Future of Money: How the Digital Revolution is Transforming Currencies and Finance,” j Eswar discusses the state of play regarding the global financial ecosystem, the role of the US Dollar, and the opportunities and risks of cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 02, 2022
Office Hours: The Value of a Storefront, College Enrollment Numbers, and Parenting Advice
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Scott takes a question on why opening physical stores can be a powerful branding move — even for a tech company like Amazon. He then shares his thoughts on why universities with big brands need to let in more students, not fewer, and reflects on his dos and don'ts of fatherhood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 31, 2022
No Mercy / No Malice: A Tsunami Brewing
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As read by George Hahn. Follow George on Twitter, @GeorgeHahn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 30, 2022
Prof G Markets: AMC APE, Private equity and Twitter’s whistleblower
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This week on Prof G Markets, Scott shares thoughts on nuclear power, AMC’s APE preferred shares, and how private equity works. In this week’s deep dive, we dig into the details on Twitter’s recent whistleblower. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 29, 2022
Mental Strength in Entrepreneurs — with Dr. Emily Anhalt
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We’re revisiting one of our favorite interviews featuring Dr. Emily Anhalt, who joins Scott to discuss her tips for becoming mentally strong and her work helping entrepreneurs become emotionally fit leaders. Dr. Anhalt also talks about the implications of mixing technology with mental health. Dr. Anhalt is a clinical psychologist and the co-founder of Coa, a mental health startup. Follow her on Twitter, @dremilyanhalt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 25, 2022
Office Hours: The Paradox of Choice, Dating Advice, and the Value of an MBA for Entrepreneurs
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We're revisiting some of our favorite questions and answers from past episodes. Scott answers a question about how Trader Joe’s has succeeded without offering delivery or online shopping. He then gives dating advice to the young and single in an era of dating apps, and offers his thoughts on why business school is still worth it, even if you just want to work for yourself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 24, 2022
Prof G Markets: Adam Neumann returns, cotton futures, and tax credits for EVs
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This week on Prof G Markets, Scott weighs in on Andreessen Horowitz’s massive investment in Adam Neumann’s latest venture, and considers a few of the commercial implications of climate change, including the surprising spike in cotton futures. Then in this week’s deep dive, we find out the details of the newest electric vehicle tax credits, and what they tell us about Congress’s priorities, and perhaps what yours should be. a16z and Adam Neumann Cotton Futures EV Tax Credits Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 22, 2022
No Mercy / No Malice: Welfare Queens
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As read by George Hahn. Follow George on Twitter, @GeorgeHahn. https://www.profgalloway.com/work-from-office/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 20, 2022
TikTok, Espionage, and the Eurasia Group — with Ian Bremmer
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We’re sharing Part II of our conversation with Ian Bremmer that took place back in June. Today, Ian discusses his thoughts on TikTok’s potential threats and the type of espionage he’s paying attention to. We also learn more about Ian’s firm, Eurasia Group, including its business model and clientele. Follow Ian on Twitter, @ianbremmer.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 18, 2022
Office Hours: Web3 Unlocks, Podcast Subscriptions vs Ads, and Transitioning to a Smaller Company
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Scott takes a question on how the experience economy can benefit from web3 innovation. He then shares his thoughts on switching his podcast to a subscription model, and weighs the pros and cons of working for large and small companies.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 17, 2022
Prof G Markets: Elon sells Tesla (stock), the Inflation Reduction Act, Coinbase and Stock-based compensation
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This week on Prof G Markets, Scott interprets Elon’s $7 billion Tesla stock sale and what it might mean for his control of the company, breaks down the implications of the huge climate bill, a.k.a. the Inflation Reduction Act, and weighs the pros and cons of Coinbase’s heavy reliance on stock-based compensation.  Elon’s Tesla Stock Sale The Climate Bill / Inflation Reduction Act Coinbase Stock-Based Compensation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 15, 2022
No Mercy / No Malice: Work From Office
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As read by George Hahn. Follow George on Twitter, @GeorgeHahn. https://www.profgalloway.com/work-from-office/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 13, 2022
Sex, Porn, and Knowing the Difference — with Cindy Gallop
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Cindy Gallop, the founder of sex tech platform MakeLoveNotPorn, joins Scott to discuss how porn shapes young men’s understanding of sexual intimacy. She also shares the challenges and opportunities she’s seen in the emerging sex tech space. Follow Cindy on Twitter, @cindygallop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 11, 2022
Office Hours: TikTok vs. Vine, the Value of Writing, and Late Career Transitions
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Scott answers a question about what he calls one of the greatest missed opportunities in the history of tech — when Twitter sold Vine. He then takes a question on whether humanities majors can still succeed in business, and offers advice to someone thinking about leaving her established media career for the tech industry.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 10, 2022
Prof G Markets: Uber and Airbnb Earnings, Apple’s Debt
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This week on Prof G Markets, Scott deciphers the market’s disparate responses to strong earnings announcements from Uber and Airbnb, and what it tells us about the importance of the narrative over numbers in stock valuation. Then we take a deep dive into Apple’s surprisingly large outstanding debt, and Scott explains why debt is a weapon, but one with two edges.  Uber Earnings Airbnb Earnings   Apple’s Debt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 08, 2022
No Mercy / No Malice: Bottom’s Up?
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As read by George Hahn. Follow George on Twitter, @georgehahn. Prime Health by Scott Galloway Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 06, 2022
Talent Acquisition, the Recession, and Inflation — with Tyler Cowen
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Tyler Cowen, an economist and professor at George Mason University, discusses his latest book, “Talent: How to Identify Energizers, Creatives, and Winners Around the World.” Tyler also shares his thoughts on macroeconomic trends including whether the US is heading for a recession and controlling inflation. Follow Tyler on Twitter, @tylercowen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 04, 2022
Office Hours: Amazon Buying One Medical, How to Push Back at Work, and the Bright Side of Layoffs
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Scott takes a question about Amazon’s healthcare strategy and what its acquisition of One Medical means for the company’s patients. He then offers advice on how to give meaningful pushback at work without antagonizing leadership, and shares some words of wisdom for someone worried about layoffs. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 03, 2022
Prof G Markets: Productive Congress, Social Media Earnings, Crypto Floor, and Cloud
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This week on Prof G Markets, Scott discusses the market implications of a surprisingly productive week in Congress, parses the deeper meaning of social media’s mixed earnings season (hint: it’s TikTok), and ponders whether we’ve hit bottom in certain volatile equity sectors. Plus a deep dive on the most potent value creation engine of the era: cloud. Productive Congress https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/28/china-competitiveness-and-chip-bill-passes-house-goes-to-biden.html https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-07-27/what-s-in-the-manchin-schumer-tax-climate-and-energy-agreement?utm_source=google&utm_medium=bd&cmpId=google Social Media Earnings https://www.reuters.com/technology/google-parent-alphabet-posts-higher-quarterly-revenue-2022-07-26/ Crypto Floor? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-07-30/crypto-wallet-maker-ledger-seeks-new-funding-at-higher-valuation#xj4y7vzkg Cloud https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/what-is-cloud-computing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 01, 2022
No Mercy / No Malice: Prime Health
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As read by George Hahn. Follow George on Twitter, @georgehahn. Prime Health by Scott Galloway Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 30, 2022
How the Metaverse Might Actually Work — with Matthew Ball
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Matthew Ball, a VC and author of “The Metaverse,” joins to discuss the winners and losers of the Metaverse, as well as some practical uses for the technology, such as in travel and defense. He previously served as the global head of strategy for Amazon Studios, so we also get his thoughts on streaming and potential acquisitions in that space. Follow Matthew on Twitter, @ballmatthew. Scott opens with his thoughts on Amazon and the healthcare industry. Algebra of Happiness: the last five minutes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 28, 2022
Office Hours: eBay’s NFT Marketplace, Leaving the U.S., and Advice to a Teenager
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Scott takes a question about how established brands can leverage their platforms and identities in a Web3 world. He then shares why he’s moving to the U.K. and offers advice to a progressive who’s tired of America and wants to do the same. Scott also takes a question from a 16-year-old about what he would have done differently in his teenage years. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 27, 2022
Prof G Markets: U.S. Equity Market, Strong Dollar, and Semiconductors
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This week on Prof G Markets, Scott evaluates the recent rise in U.S. equities, warns about external sources of downside risk, and discusses what the surging dollar tells us about currency markets, including who wins and who loses with euro parity. Then it’s the latest on the Elon/Twitter saga, and Scott’s prediction on the next front in that battle. Finally, Scott weighs in on government subsidies for the semiconductor industry.  U.S Equity Market https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/21/stock-market-futures-open-to-close-news-.html  Strong Dollar https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/07/16/business/strong-dollar.html  Semiconductors https://finance.yahoo.com/news/heres-what-in-the-semiconductor-bill-as-the-senate-nears-a-crucial-vote-162706068.html  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 25, 2022
No Mercy / No Malice: A Touch Better
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As ready by George Hahn. Follow George on Twitter, @georgehahn. Adrift: America in 100 Charts is available for pre-order here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 23, 2022
Your Mind on Psychedelics — with Michael Pollan
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Michael Pollan, the NYT bestselling author of “This Is Your Mind on Plants,” joins Scott to discuss his research on the psychedelic space, including the changes he has registered over time as well as his own experience with the drugs. Follow Michael on Twitter, @michaelpollan. Scott opens with his thoughts on Elliot Management's stake in Pinterest and what might be coming for other subscale tech companies. He also shares his thoughts on how Peloton could drive its stock up.  Algebra of Happiness: analyze your life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 21, 2022
Office Hours: The Power of Identity, the Labor Shortage, and the Key to Relevance
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Scott shares his thoughts on how Apple could help clean up the internet with its biometric technology. He then answers a question about why there are so many open jobs right now, and offers his number one tip to entrepreneurs on how to stay relevant. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 20, 2022
Prof G Markets: Inflation, Interest Rates, Twitter, and AckSPAC
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This week on Prof G Markets, Scott reads the tea leaves of the latest inflation and interest data, takes the market’s temperature on the latest twist to the Elon Musk-Twitter saga, and looks into the future of the SPAC.  Inflation, Interest Rates, and Bond Yields US inflation rises 9.1% in June, more than expected, as prices keep climbing  US weekly jobless claims hit 8-month high; labor market still tight | Reuters  US Treasury Curve Inversion Deepens to Level Last Seen in 2007 - Bloomberg  Twitter Twitter vs. Comparables AckSPAC Bill Ackman to wind up SPAC, return $4 billion to investors  SPAC activity slows to lowest level since 2020  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
No Mercy / No Malice: Enablers
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As ready by George Hahn. Follow George on Twitter, @georgehahn. Related Reading: Enablers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 16, 2022
The Bear Case for Crypto — with Molly White
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Molly White, a software engineer, and a leading cryptocurrency critic, joins Scott to discuss why she’s been an overall skeptic when it comes to Web3. Follow Molly on Twitter, @@molly0xFFF. Scott opens with his thoughts on what’s to come with the Elon Musk and Twitter legal battle.  Algebra of Happiness: mind the gap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 14, 2022
Office Hours: Rebranding Climate Change, MBA Applications, and Lowering Your Economic Burn
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Scott takes a question from a listener who wonders what it will take for climate change to become the biggest story in business. He then offers advice to a father considering moving to a more affordable city where his family can live mortgage-free. Scott also shares his thoughts on applying to business school without big name schools or companies on your résumé. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 11, 2022
No Mercy / No Malice: TikTok: Trojan Stallion
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As read by George Hahn. @georgehahn Related Reading: https://www.profgalloway.com/tiktok-trojan-stallion/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 09, 2022
The Bull Case for Crypto — with Michael Saylor
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Michael Saylor returns to discuss the various use cases he sees in the crypto market as well as the dire need for regulation. Follow Michael on Twitter, @saylor Scott opens with his thoughts on the real estate market as well as why TikTok is an existential threat.  Algebra of Happiness: feel something. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 07, 2022
No Mercy / No Malice: Migrant
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As read by George Hahn. Related Reading: Migrant Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 02, 2022
Mania and Smoke Signals in the Markets — with Richard Kramer
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Richard Kramer, the founder of Arete, an independent equity research firm, joins Scott to discuss how to think about and assess value in companies. We also hear Richards’s thoughts on the tech space, including why he’s more bullish on YouTube than TikTok.  Scott opens with his thoughts on the economic consequences the United States will endure now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade.  Algebra of Happiness: be effective. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 30, 2022
No Mercy / No Malice: All Ears
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As read by George Hahn Related Reading: All Ears Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 29, 2022
Office Hours: Portfolio Diversification, the Streaming Industry, and the Future of Brand Strategy
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Scott answers a question about investing in individual stocks vs. ETFs, and how to diversify your portfolio. Scott also takes a question regarding the streaming industry’s future and offers his advice to a brand strategist.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 27, 2022
The Crypto Meltdown — with David Yermack
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David Yermack returns to discuss everything we need to know about the crypto market crash — including where we’ve seen a meltdown like this before, what happens to over-leveraged investors, and where regulation needs to come in. Scott opens with his thoughts on the power dynamics between the information age labor force and the corporation. He also discusses Snap’s potential subscription product.  Algebra of Happiness: know what you don’t know. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 23, 2022
No Mercy / No Malice: Trustless
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As read by George Hahn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 22, 2022
The Credit Markets, Interest Rates, and Market Sentiment — with John Zito
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John Zito, Partner and Deputy CIO of Credit of Apollo Global Management, joins Scott to discuss the state of play regarding the credit markets, growth companies, interest rates, and investment opportunities.  Scott opens with his thoughts on a passwordless future.  Algebra of Happiness: overcoming imposter syndrome. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 16, 2022
No Mercy / No Malice: Notes on Work
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As read by George Hahn. Related Reading: Notes on Work Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 15, 2022
Office Hours: Apple Car Acquisitions, Mission Statements, and Going into Business With Your Family
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Scott takes a question on whether Apple might acquire Canoo, a struggling EV startup. He then explains the value of mission statements to a company’s brand and culture, and offers advice to someone deciding if they should leave their current job to join their family business. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 13, 2022
The SPAC Market + EdTech, Apprenticeship, and Entrepreneurship — with Euan Blair
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Euan Blair, the founder and CEO of Multiverse, an ed-tech startup that provides professional apprenticeship programs in partnership with employers around the world, joins Scott to discuss the business model and logistics, how the company doubled its valuation from just eight months ago to reach $1.7 billion, and how different cultures have different relationships with apprenticeships.  Scott opens with why investors are wary to park their money in SPACs.  Algebra of Happiness: express your emotions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 09, 2022
Office Hours: Tesla’s ESG Rating, the Closed IPO Market, and Advancing Your Career
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Scott shares his thoughts on S&P’s decision to remove Tesla from its ESG index, and what that signals about the ESG space as a whole. He then takes a question about when the IPO market might open again, and offers advice to someone who wonders if they’ve been in the same job for too long.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 06, 2022
Inside Davos + Understanding the Geopolitical Recession
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Ian Bremmer, a political scientist and the president and founder of Eurasia Group, the world's leading political risk research and consulting firm, joins Scott to discuss the state of our global economy. We hear about his key takeaways from Davos, the war in Ukraine, and which economies will come out on top in a post-war and post-pandemic world. Follow Ian on Twitter, @@ianbremmer.  Scott opens by reflecting on the things he’s gotten right and wrong lately.   Algebra of Happiness: forgive yourself.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 02, 2022
The Age of AI, Crypto, and Web3 — with Kevin Roose
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Kevin Roose, a tech columnist at The New York Times, joins Scott to discuss the broader implications and opportunities of crypto and Web3. We also learn why Kevin is bullish on artificial intelligence, despite the negative externalities that may arise as the world moves towards automation. Follow Kevin on Twitter, @kevinroose.  Scott opens with his thoughts on Apple launching a VR/AR headset.  Algebra of Happiness: lean into your emotions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 26, 2022
Bonus Episode: Elon Musk v. Twitter — with William Cohan
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William Cohan, a founding partner and writer at Puck, as well as a former M&A investment banker, joins Scott to discuss how Elon Musk's deal to acquire Twitter might shake out, including what options he might have for backing out, how Twitter's lawyers might respond, and what it all could mean for shareholders. Follow William on Twitter, @WilliamCohan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 25, 2022
Office Hours: Dealing With Mental Health
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John MacPhee, the CEO of the JED Foundation, joins Scott to discuss his nonprofit’s work protecting the emotional health of teens and young adults in America. Scott and John also answer listener questions on how entrepreneurs can protect their mental health, and how to deal with imposter syndrome. Follow John on Twitter @JA_MacPhee.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 23, 2022
How Money Laundering Took Over London — with Oliver Bullough
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Oliver Bullough, a journalist and the author of “Butler to the World: How Britain Became the Servant of Tycoons, Tax Dodgers, Kleptocrats and Criminals,” joins Scott to discuss how Britain essentially became the epicenter for money laundering and kleptocrats. Follow Oliver on Twitter, @OliverBullough.  Scott opens with his thoughts on the latest surrounding Elon and Twitter, plus we hear why he thinks we’re seeing massive layoffs at growth companies.  Algebra of Happiness: don’t bring your full self to work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 19, 2022
Bonus Episode: Plunging Markets, Crypto Winters, and Elon’s Twitter Deal — with David Yermack
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David Yermack, a professor of Finance and Business Transformation at the Stern School of Business, joins Scott for a special reports episode on how to think about the current stock market and crypto volatility. We also learn more about whether Elon can actually back out of his deal to acquire Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 18, 2022
Office Hours: Should I Work for Meta? + Why Unions are Failing, and Engaging an Audience
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Scott takes a question on the strengths and weaknesses of unions as a labor resurgence seems to be heating up. He then offers advice on taking a job with big tech when the company clashes with your values, and shares his tips for how to hold an audience’s attention. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 16, 2022
The Frothy Real Estate Market — with the cofounders of Esusu
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Samir Goel and Abbey Wemimo, the cofounders and co-CEOs of Esusu, a fintech platform that captures rental data and reports it to credit bureaus to help renters build their credit scores, join Scott to discuss why real estate prices are through the roof and how their company is dismantling a few of the roadblocks that many renters face. Follow Abbey and Samir on Twitter, @Wemimo11 @Samir077.  Scott opens with a conversation with the cofounder and CEO of Hey Jane, a digital abortion clinic, to hear about innovation in this space.  Algebra of Happiness: take responsibility. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 12, 2022
Office Hours: The Hectic Housing Market, Funding Scholarships, and Building Your Personal Brand
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Scott answers a question about the state of the housing market as investors buy up an increasing share of available homes. He also offers his thoughts on how to smartly fund scholarships, and shares his tips for how to brand yourself as a thought leader.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 09, 2022
The Power of Population Change — with Dr. Jennifer Sciubba
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Dr. Jennifer Sciubba, an internationally recognized expert in the field of demographic security, and author of “8 Billion and Counting: How Sex, Death, and Migration Shape Our World,” joins Scott to discuss all sorts of topics regarding population growth and migration policies as they relate to the strength of a nation. We also learn about demographic engineering and the link between aging populations and national security. Follow Dr. Sciubba on Twitter, @profsciubba. Scott opens with what he believes is playing out to be one of the biggest business stories.  Algebra of Happiness: demonstrate kindness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 05, 2022
Office Hours: YouTube’s Copyright Problem, Teaching Kids About Money, and Choosing Entrepreneurship
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Scott answers a question about why you can still find copyrighted material on YouTube, and shares his thoughts on why big platforms slack off when it comes to content moderation. He also offers advice to a mother wondering how to teach her kids about personal finance, and to an NYU senior deciding between entrepreneurship and the corporate machine.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 02, 2022
The Evolution of Money and the Demise of CNN+ — with Eswar Prasad
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Eswar Prasad, the Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy at Cornell University and author of “The Future of Money: How the Digital Revolution is Transforming Currencies and Finance,” joins Scott to discuss the state of play regarding the global financial ecosystem, the role of the US Dollar, and the opportunities and risks of cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance. Follow Eswar on Twitter, @EswarSPrasad. Scott opens with his thoughts on Discovery's decision to shut down CNN+. Algebra of Happiness: functions of success. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 28, 2022
Office Hours: The Metaverse, NFTs, and Web3 — with Tonya Evans
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Tonya Evans, professor of law at Penn State Dickinson Law School, returns to the Pod to discuss the state of play in the metaverse, and where intellectual property laws come in. She and Scott also answer listener questions on NFTs as investment vehicles, cryptocurrency regulations, and what makes Web3 different from Web2.0. Follow Professor Evans on Twitter @IPProfEvans. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 25, 2022
Rebranding Nuclear Energy — with Dr. Jessica Lovering
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Jessica Lovering, the co-founder and co-executive director at the Good Energy Collective, joins Scott to discuss how nuclear energy got such a bad rap, and why it’s actually a great mechanism for combating climate change. Follow Jessica on Twitter, @J_Lovering. Scott opens with his thoughts on how power corrupts and the importance of counterbalances.   Algebra of Happiness: welcome guardrails. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 21, 2022
Office Hours: Elon Musk and the Algebra of Deterrence, Amazon’s Third-Party Sellers, and the Dangers of Algorithmic Ads
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Scott answers a question on why Elon Musk is able to get away with skirting the law, and shares his thoughts on why Musk’s Twitter takeover attempt may be a seminal moment for the SEC. He also answers a question about what might lie ahead for the companies that aggregate third-party sellers on Amazon’s platform, and weighs the pros and cons of subscription versus ad models. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 18, 2022
Startups vs. Big Corporations, Regulating Monopolies, and Tech Folly — with Noam Bardin
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Noam Bardin, the former CEO of Waze and the VP of Product at Google, joins Scott to discuss all things tech — including what followed when Noam sold Waze to Google, how to think about regulating monopolies, and what founders need to consider when starting a business. Follow Noam on Twitter, @noam. Scott opens with his thoughts on Elon Musk’s decision to not join Twitter’s board.  Algebra of Happiness: choose value, not volatility. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 14, 2022
Office Hours: Spotify Subscriptions, Stock Buybacks, and Inflation
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Scott answers a question on how Spotify will maintain its value proposition and grow its market share in an increasingly competitive streaming market. He then shares his thoughts on what stock buybacks mean for stakeholders and gives us a run-down on our current state of inflation. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 11, 2022
Elon Musk and Twitter + Curating Online Communities — with Nadav Shoval
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Nadav Shoval, the co-founder and CEO of OpenWeb, joins Scott to discuss how the company uses AI to help publishers build healthy online communities, specifically in their comments sections. Nadav also shares his thoughts on the differences between being a startup in Tel Aviv vs. NYC, company culture, and the importance of a cofounder. Follow Nadav on Twitter, @NadavShoval. Scott opens with his thoughts on Elon Musk joining Twitter’s board of directors — the upside and the downsides.  Algebra of Happiness: taking risks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 07, 2022
Office Hours: The Tesla Phone, Apple’s Enterprise Play, and Degrees vs. Bootcamps
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Scott answers a question on whether Elon Musk could capture a competitive share of the smartphone market with a Tesla phone. He then shares his thoughts on why Apple is moving into the B2B space, and offers advice to someone deciding between pursuing a traditional college degree or a bootcamp certification. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 04, 2022
CNN+, Investing Platforms, and the Return to Fundamentals — with Leif Abraham
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Leif Abraham, the co-CEO of Public.com, joins Scott to discuss the state of play regarding the fintech investment space and Public’s overall business strategy.  Scott opens with his thoughts on how the state of the IPO market is a forward-looking indicator of what’s about to happen to the streaming industry. He also shares his thoughts on CNN’s new subscription product, CNN+. Algebra of Happiness: knowing when to deescalate.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 31, 2022
Office Hours: The Strength of Sanctions, the Short-form Video Revolution, and Yielding to Economic Security
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Scott answers a question on whether Upwork and other gig economy companies did the right thing by suspending services in Russia. Scott also shares his thoughts on how short videos might make their way into the enterprise after TikTok accelerated the trend towards bite-sized content. The Dawg then offers advice to a couple considering taking a career sabbatical to travel.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 28, 2022
The Ukraine Crisis Explained — with Niall Ferguson
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Niall Ferguson, a historian and the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, joins Scott to discuss the implications of Russia’s attack on Ukraine. We hear what the West needs to do, why Putin is doing this, and what American news outlets get wrong about the war. Scott opens with his thoughts on money washing.  Related Reading: Wash Algebra of Happiness: it’s a matter of perspective.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 24, 2022
Office Hours: NVIDIA’s Strengths, Meta’s Virtual Real Estate Opportunities, Proprietary Streaming Content, and Rebranding Government Jobs
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Scott shares his thoughts on whether NVIDIA’s stock is a strong long-term investment. He then shares how streaming services might innovate around proprietary content, and answers a question about whether Meta might acquire Decentraland or the Sandbox. Scott also considers how government work could be rebranded to attract young talent. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 21, 2022
The Illusion of ESG Investing — with Tariq Fancy
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Tariq Fancy, the founder and CEO of The Rumie Initiative and the former chief investment officer for sustainable investing at BlackRock, joins Scott to discuss how ESG investing acts as “a dangerous placebo that harms the public interest.” We also hear Tariq’s take on the current state of the markets. Follow Tariq on Twitter, @sosofancy. Scott opens with his thoughts about lobbying revenue reaching an all-time high, ad-supported streaming tiers, and Peloton’s move to the rundle.  Algebra of Happiness: knowing when to dial back.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 17, 2022
Office Hours: Philanthropy, What to Do About Standardized Testing, and the Algebra of Making Predictions
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Scott shares his thoughts on the roles that tests like the ACT and SAT play in college admissions. He then answers a question on how to be more charitable with your wealth, and explains his prediction-making process. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 14, 2022
Economic Cycles, Investing in Education, and Working Through Grief — with Ray Dalio
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Ray Dalio, founder and co-chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates, joins Scott to discuss his latest book, “Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail.” Ray also shares his thoughts on where political leaders should focus their attention, as well as how he has dealt with profound loss.  Scott opens with his thoughts on how universities need to drastically change the way they expand enrollment seats.  Algebra of Happiness: embrace your feelings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 10, 2022
Office Hours: Uber’s Super App Prospects, Private Wealth Managers, and When to Raise Capital
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Scott answers a question about whether Uber is an appetizing acquisition target at its current valuation. He then offers advice on when to raise seed funding for your startup, and shares his wealth management journey from self-investing to hiring a professional. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 07, 2022
Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine and the Role of Intelligence — with Shane Harris
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Shane Harris, an intelligence and national security reporter at The Washington Post, joins Scott to discuss the roles of intelligence, sanctions, and cyber attacks as they relate to Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Follow Shane on Twitter, @shaneharris. Scott opens with his thoughts on what down rounds mean for overvalued companies — especially those that haven’t experienced a bear market before. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 03, 2022
Office Hours: LinkedIn’s Learning Opportunity, P&G and Unilever’s Gangster Move, and Making Cities Affordable
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Scott answers a question about how LinkedIn can become a stronger platform for educational content. He then shares how consumer packaged goods giants can innovate to stay relevant, and offers his thoughts on what would make tech hubs more livable.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 28, 2022
State of Play: The Streaming Wars — with James Andrew Miller
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James Andrew Miller, an investigative journalist and the author of Tinderbox: HBO’s Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers, joins the pod to discuss how the entertainment legend has differentiated itself over the years, as well as the state of the play of the streaming wars. Follow James on Twitter, @JimMiller.  Scott opens with his thoughts on how Apple could steal market share from several sectors to become the first company to reach $1 trillion in revenue.  Algebra of Happiness: welcome guardrails. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 24, 2022
Bonus Interview from Pivot Miami: Meredith Kopit Levien, the President and CEO of the New York Times
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Scott shares his interview with Meredith Kopit Levien, the President and CEO of the New York Times, which took place during Pivot Miami this past week.  Meredith discusses the future of news and journalism, the NYT's moves around subscription, and how it plans to innovate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 19, 2022
The Virtual Real Estate Boom, plus Supersonic Travel — with Kathy Savitt
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Scott shares his Pivot Miami interview with Kathy Savitt, the President and Chief Commercial Officer of Boom Technology.  He also opens with his thoughts on why virtual real estate is going to be the Gamestop of 2022.  Algebra of happiness: identifying problems and solutions.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 17, 2022
Office Hours: Meta Vs. the Metaverse, Private Equity Dominance, and Professional Coaches
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Scott answers a question about why he’s semi-bullish on the metaverse, but bearish on Zuckerberg’s version of it. He then takes a question from a listener who wonders if private equity firms are becoming monopolies, and shares why mentoring is so important. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 14, 2022
The Making of Silicon Valley — with Margaret O’Mara
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Margaret O’Mara, a professor of history at the University of Washington, joins Scott to discuss how tech has and will continue to shape the economic map of the US, as well as the importance of public investment in the tech sector. Follow Professor O’Mara on Twitter, @margaretomara.  Professor O'Mara's book recommendation: The Republic for Which It Stands Scott opens with his thoughts on Amazon and Google’s advantage over Facebook, specifically when it comes to digital advertising.  Algebra of Happiness: a week of learnings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 10, 2022
Office Hours: McKinsey’s Mistakes, Arizona State’s Online Initiative, and the Great Resignation
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Scott answers a question about why Peloton hired McKinsey, a company embroiled in its own troubles. He then shares his take on Arizona State’s global education initiative that aims to enroll 100 million students by 2030, and offers his thoughts on how the great resignation will impact the talent pipeline.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 07, 2022
So Long, Spotify + Super Fast Delivery — with Ralf Wenzel (CEO of JOKR)
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Ralf Wenzel, the founder and CEO of JOKR, joins Scott to discuss the company’s ultra-fast delivery model. We learn how the company operates, the problems this business is trying to solve, and evolving consumer incentives. Scott opens with his decision to remove our pod from Spotify.  Algebra of Happiness: Looking at life through various lenses Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 03, 2022
Office Hours: America’s Super App, Online Sports Betting, and Career Bubbles
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Scott answers a question about why the U.S. is so behind China in developing a super app. He then shares his thoughts on whether the online sports betting industry is a good investment, and offers advice to someone who fears his booming career path may be unsustainable. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 31, 2022
Emotional Fitness and Entrepreneurship — with Dr. Emily Anhalt
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Dr. Emily Anhalt, a clinical psychologist and the co-founder of Coa, a mental health startup, joins Scott to discuss her work with entrepreneurs and her tips for becoming mentally strong. Dr. Anhalt also talks about the implications of mixing technology with mental health. Follow her on Twitter, @dremilyanhalt. Scott opens with his thoughts on the tumbling markets, the return to fundamentals, and the fate of meme stocks. Algebra of Happiness: find moments of engagement  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 27, 2022
Office Hours: Trader Joe’s and the Paradox of Choice, Telehealth’s Future, and Planning an MBA
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Scott answers a question about how Trader Joe’s has been able to succeed without offering delivery or online shopping. He then shares his thoughts on why telehealth stocks have crashed back to earth after enormous highs, and offers advice to someone in Japan looking to pursue an MBA in the states. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 24, 2022
Fixing the US Higher Education System — with Stig Leschly
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Stig Leschly, the CEO and Founder of College101, an issue advocacy organization focused on US higher education, joins Scott to discuss a variety of issues surrounding higher ed, including the cartel-like price-fixing we see, the low admission rates, and the lack of innovation. Follow Stig on Twitter, @sleschly.  Scott opens with his thoughts on how he sees the metaverse playing out, specifically with Microsoft’s announced acquisition of Activision Blizzard.  Algebra of Happiness: own your narrative. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 20, 2022
Unlocks and 2022's Top Geopolitical Risks — with Ian Bremmer
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Ian Bremmer, a political scientist who is focused on the business of geopolitics, joins Scott for a discussion about what he and his firm Eurasia Group believe will be the top geopolitical risks to play out this year.  Scott opens with his thoughts on the five major unlocks that he believes will shape our economy.  Related Reading: Unlocks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 13, 2022
Office Hours: Virtual Real Estate, Tech Regulations, Fatherhood, and Prioritizing Your Life
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Scott answers a question about platforms like Decentraland and Sandbox, where users can buy and sell virtual land as NFTs. He then shares his thoughts on how to address the negative externalities of scaling industries, offers advice on how to balance work and relationships, and reflects on his dos and don'ts of parenthood.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 10, 2022
2022 Predictions
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Scott discusses his predictions for the year ahead and reviews the ones he got right and wrong in 2021.  Scott also shares his thoughts on Apple’s big milestone of reaching a $3 trillion valuation.  Algebra of Happiness: stay in touch.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 06, 2022
The Algebra of Happiness
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For our final episode of the year, we hear Scott read an excerpt from his National Bestseller, “The Algebra of Happiness.” He shares stories of his family, overcoming his imposter syndrome, and finding his voice.  Audio excerpted courtesy Penguin Random House Audio from THE ALGEBRA OF HAPPINESS by Scott Galloway, read by Scott Galloway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 23, 2021
Democratizing One-Click Checkout — with Ryan Breslow
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Ryan Breslow, the founder and CEO of Bolt — a technology company that has raised more than $600 million and 18x’d its valuation in 18 months, joins Scott to discuss scaling the company, fundraising, and his approach to company culture. Follow Ryan on Twitter, @theryanking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 20, 2021
The Creator Economy — with Nuseir Yassin
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Nuseir Yassin, the host of the Nas Daily vlog and the CEO of Nas Academy, joins Scott to discuss the state of play in the creator economy. We hear about Nuseir’s path to building an online following of more than 40 million people, his thoughts on the evolving social media ecosystem, and his philosophy on making the most of his time on earth. Follow Nuseir on Instagram @nasdaily Algebra of Happiness: Tip big Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 16, 2021
Office Hours: The Power of the Apple Car, the University of Austin’s Missed Opportunity, and the Algebra of Wealth
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Scott answers a question on how Apple could differentiate from Tesla and Rivian with its Apple Car, and predicts what it will mean for the company’s valuation. He then shares his thoughts on the University of Austin’s controversial launch and offers advice on how much time you should spend managing your investment portfolio.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 13, 2021
Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic — with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
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Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, joins Scott for a conversation about his latest book, “World War C: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic and How to Prepare for the Next One.” We hear Dr. Gupta’s insights on how wealthier and poorer nations have fared against this virus, what it means to be “pandemic proof,” and how to address misinformation.  Dr. Gupta also explains how people can heighten brain function to be more productive and maintain healthy lifestyles. Scott opens with his thoughts on America’s race to a super-app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 09, 2021
Office Hours: The Psychedelics Industry — with Ronan Levy
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Ronan Levy, the co-founder and executive chairman of Field Trip Health, joins Scott to discuss the state of play in the legalized psychedelics space. He also answers listener questions on the possible negative externalities of the industry under capitalism, the long-term growth potential of these companies, and how to hold on to feelings of wonder after a psychedelic experience is over. Follow Ronan on Twitter, @RonanDLevy.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 06, 2021
Supply Chain Woes, Self-Driving Vehicles, and Rebuilding Relationships — with Bryan Salesky
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Bryan Salesky, the founder and CEO of Argo AI, joins Scott to discuss the state of play in the self-driving vehicle space. Bryan tells us about the miles his company is automating, as well as what the industry’s barriers and opportunities are.  Scott opens with his thoughts on why having a robust and efficient supply chain is key to increasing shareholder value.  Algebra of Happiness: Rebuilding a strained relationship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 02, 2021
Office Hours: Rivian’s Colossal IPO, Fashion Industry Winners, and Pivoting Out of an Ad Agency
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Scott answers a question on how Rivian priced its shares for the biggest IPO of the year. He then offers his thoughts on the future of the apparel industry and gives advice to someone who no longer sees the point in working for an ad agency.   Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 29, 2021
Consumer Markets, Franchising, and Angel Investing — With Kat Cole
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Kat Cole, an angel investor and master of franchising, joins the pod to discuss the state of play in the restaurant and retail industry, her investment strategy, and why she’s excited about NFTs. She also shares her path from serving as a hostess at Hooters to a board member of several companies in the restaurant industry, tech, and wellness industries. Follow her on Twitter, @KatColeATL. Scott opens with his thoughts on inflation, specifically as it relates to higher education.  Related Reading: Inflated Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 25, 2021
Office Hours: What’s Next for Peloton, The Hidden Value of B2B, and Diversifying your Investments
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Scott answers a question on Peloton’s recent collapse in value and explains why it’s the perfect opportunity for Nike or Apple to acquire the company. He then shares why he likes to invest in the picks-and-shovels of booming industries and offers advice on geographically diversifying your portfolio. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 22, 2021
Crypto, Web3, and DeFi — with Mike Novogratz
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Mike Novogratz, the founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital, an investment firm focused on cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, and digital assets, joins Scott to give us a macro view of the crypto space. He tells us about the various use cases of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and NFTs as well as how to think about investing in them. Follow Mike on Twitter, @novogratz.  Scott opens with his thoughts on conglomerates and offers a prediction for 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 18, 2021
Office Hours: The Race to a Super App, When to Expand Your Board, and Deciding to Get an MBA as an Entrepreneur
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Scott answers a question on verticalization within the grocery delivery market and explains why there’s power in controlling access to the consumer. He also offers advice to a start-up founder on when to add more members to a board of directors, and why business school is still worth it, even if you just want to work for yourself.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 15, 2021
Markets, Meme Stocks, and Inflation — with Liz Ann Sonders
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Liz Ann Sonders, the Chief Investment Strategist at Charles Schwab, joins Scott to discuss the stock market as it relates to the US’s current economic cycle, meme stock investors, and stimulus spending. Liz Ann also shares how to think about inflation — specifically how the US has not entered a 1970s stagflation scenario. Follow her on Twitter, @LizAnnSonders Scott opens with his thoughts on Section 230, and shares possible ways to reform the law.  Related Reading: Facebook … What To Do? Algebra of Happiness: check out Scott’s PBS special, which aired this week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 11, 2021
Office Hours: Amazon’s Aggregators, Turning Data into Insights, Career Moves, and Why the Don Draper Era is Dead
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Scott answers a question about companies that buy up small third-party sellers on Amazon’s marketplace. He then explains why he thinks businesses should take money out of marketing and put it into the product itself. Scott also discusses the importance of analyzing data, and shares why he believes greatness is in the agency of others. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 08, 2021
State of Play: The Geopolitical Landscape — with Ian Bremmer
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Ian Bremmer, the president and founder of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media, joins Scott for a conversation about the United States' global position, how to think about the nation’s relationship with China and Russia, and why he believes no country is the number one leader. Ian also discusses the power dynamics within the digital ecosystem. Follow Ian on Twitter, @ianbremmer. Scott opens with his thoughts on why Mark Zuckerberg’s Metaverse won't work.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 04, 2021
Office Hours: Volvo’s Subscription Model, The Debit Generation, Exploring Job Options, and Pre-Seed Investing
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Scott answers a question about Volvo’s subscription service and offers a prediction for where the auto industry is headed. He then explains how ‘buy now, pay later' services deceive customers into debt, and gives advice for how to approach leaving your company. Scott also discusses the factors to consider when investing in pre-seed companies, and how to make smart money decisions with your partner. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 01, 2021
Google’s Anti-Competitive Behavior, Facebook’s Inhumanity, and Understanding AI’s Limits — with Meredith Broussard
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Meredith Broussard, a data journalist, associate professor at NYU, and the author of, “Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World,” joins Scott to discuss the state of play regarding AI, AI bias, and ethical uses of AI.  Scott opens with his thoughts on Google removing the YouTube app from Roku and how Facebook strips people of their autonomy over information. Algebra of Happiness: embrace the chaos.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 28, 2021
Office Hours: On Running, Expanding College Admissions, and How Banks Can Boost Their Brands
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Scott answers a question about whether On Running is a good long-term investment after its recent IPO. He then shares his thoughts on how legacy banks can keep up in an increasingly digitized financial system, and why universities with big brands need to let in more students, not fewer.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 25, 2021
Cryptocurrencies, Smart Contracts, and the Streaming Industry — with Mark Cuban
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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
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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
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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) Check out their TedTalk here. 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