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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August 15, 2022 27 min

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

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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.

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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. 

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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

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August 6, 2022 14 min

As read by George Hahn.

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Prime Health by Scott Galloway

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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.

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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.

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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

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July 30, 2022 15 min

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Prime Health by Scott Galloway

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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July 23, 2022 10 min

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Adrift: America in 100 Charts is available for pre-order here.

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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...

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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.

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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 ...

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July 16, 2022 14 min

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Related Reading: Enablers.

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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.

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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.

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