The Prof G Pod with Scott Galloway

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, please visit OfficeHours.profgmedia.com.

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May 25, 2022 32 min

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.

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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. 

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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 layoff...

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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.

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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

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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. 

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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

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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 ...

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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

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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. 

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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

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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.

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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

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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+.

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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. 

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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. 

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