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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@profgmedia.com.

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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Comments (22)

Mermadone

Scott's comments on "critical race theory" are completely wrong. Of course as a liberal, he blames conservatives. He continues to fan the flames of divisiveness and thinks that he's exposing racism by continuing to point the fake finger of righteous.

May 17th
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ForexTraderNYC

I love target, their store brand heavy cream milk is 50% price of competitors enhances my tastes tea n coffee plus they r environmental green their reusable bags r such quality n only 5cents!! wow I seen target reusable bags all over nyc..so they r capturing it, I'm not surprised..love their logo...only complain I have for target as consumer is their restocking of daily perishable items once finished don't get restocked till next day, summing they can improve upon..love the target debit card saves me 5% n easy fast self chk out tech is fast n convenient. aww sorry about the dog loss, r.i.p Z we, humans feel so attached that it's hard to break apart.

Mar 9th
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Eugene Marshall

Arguably the best episode yet, truly.

Dec 11th
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LetItBeMe

wow Scott you just got your podcast handed to you by a giant of conservative thought.

Nov 11th
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j marrin

Great to hear the prof is willing to be educated when his narrative is wrong.

Nov 10th
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Peter Worn

48mins in.. Mut listened q & a

Nov 3rd
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j marrin

Jack Ma stole ANT from Alibaba shareholders. Corp governance in China, buyer beware.

Oct 30th
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j marrin

I find the episodes with guests who question the Prof's narrative more insightful.

Oct 30th
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Mermadone

Don't bother listening to this one folks, unless you want to know how out of touch Judd Apatow is with reality. He literally compares the President to late 1930s Germany. Groving bands of brown shirts? Oh, yeah, forgot that's Antifa. Concentration camps? No, not happening here either, and no DHS detention centers that send back illegal aliens ARE NOT death camps!

Sep 24th
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km

staring to sound like #YangGang

Sep 3rd
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Mark Engelstad

Oz Doesn’t get criticized for being a conservative... He is rightly criticized by the medical world for being a snake oil salesman, willing to back any trumped up salve, cream, or oil if the price is right

Aug 27th
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km

we want yang

Aug 6th
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Nick Kennedy

Thank you for the lead to Tim Wu's book. Uniquely readable along with being authoritative and revelatory. Wow.

Aug 3rd
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ID18900970

Uh tax subsidy for housing disappeared two years ago. I own a house. Got it by not taking vacations, nose to perpetual grindstone , saving for years. Maybe it’s not all that.

Jun 14th
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Mermadone

As a white male, born from white parents who started their own businesses to try to be successful, and I as a formed federal agent who defended this country from foreign threats, I take great unbridge with this episode and the person interviewed. They may have their experiences, but from a white male perspective, it's totally not correct. No older white males are making my life better.

Jun 12th
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Mermadone

The guy interviewed in this episode says that when Trump came to power we were the only superpower and fails to recognize anything before Trump. To call this man biased and ignorant would be to give him a compliment. Don't bother listening to this episode, it's nothing but ignorance.

May 21st
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Mandy Turner

Love when he yells. Good podcast.

Apr 3rd
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Alistair De Bruijne

31:36 "It's because I've been drinking" just lmfao......I love this podcast....by far the best out there and is the ideal edutainment model.

Apr 1st
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Nicolas Melendez

finally!! the dawg goes solo!

Feb 28th
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