The Prof G Show with Scott Galloway
Section 4 / Westwood One Podcast Network

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.

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. 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.  Related Reading: Stupid Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices