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The Prof G Pod with Scott Galloway

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@profgmedia.com.

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State of Play: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies

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

1hr 3mins

17 Dec 2020

Rank #1

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The Attention Graph

Dr. Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas, the co-authors of Humor, Seriously: why humor is a secret weapon in business and life, join Scott to discuss their research, the four humor styles they’ve identified, and how to incorporate more levity into your workday. Jennifer and Noami also teach Humor: Serious Business at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Follow Jennifer and Naomi on Twitter, @aaker and @nbagdonas. (11:44)Scott opens with his thoughts on Apple’s move into mobility.This Week’s Office Hours (44:03): investing in the post-COVID family (44:30), how the Big Four consulting firms can move into recurring revenue (51:27), and finding meaning within your work (56:46). Have a question for Scott? Email a voice recording to officehours@section4.com. Algebra of Happiness: Who is in your kitchen cabinet? (62:28)Additional Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 9mins

11 Feb 2021

Rank #2

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The $160 Billion Video Game Industry Explained

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: AirbnBallerWatch: 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

57mins

19 Nov 2020

Rank #3

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Long on Humanity

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

59mins

9 Apr 2020

Rank #4

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The Need for Accountability

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

1hr 2mins

14 Jan 2021

Rank #5

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Bring Forgiveness

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

46mins

18 Jun 2020

Rank #6

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Post Corona: The Four

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

38mins

23 Apr 2020

Rank #7

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GameStop Saga Continued

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 LifeOpening joke credit: Simon HollandAdditional Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 6mins

4 Feb 2021

Rank #8

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Getting Unstuck

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

59mins

2 Jul 2020

Rank #9

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Be Quiet and Listen

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

59mins

11 Jun 2020

Rank #10

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Exploitation Economy

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

48mins

25 Jun 2020

Rank #11

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Moral Illusions

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

1hr 1min

21 May 2020

Rank #12

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Pandemic Learnings with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed

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

34mins

31 Dec 2020

Rank #13

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Cold War II: China Tech vs. US Tech

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 ZamyatinSir Walter Scott novelsThe Last Days of Mankind by Karl Kraus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

55mins

5 Nov 2020

Rank #14

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Stop Keeping Score

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

36mins

30 Apr 2020

Rank #15

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The Essential Is Invisible

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

37mins

16 Apr 2020

Rank #16

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State of Play: GameStop

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

40mins

29 Jan 2021

Rank #17

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Predictions, COVID-19, and Loving Others

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

56mins

16 Jul 2020

Rank #18

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Responsible Innovation and Venture Capital

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

1hr 5mins

25 Feb 2021

Rank #19

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Get to a Platform

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

44mins

28 May 2020

Rank #20