22 episodes

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.

The Prof G Show with Scott Galloway Westwood One

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 2 Ratings

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.

    Have No Fear

    Have No Fear

    Scott explains what acquiring TikTok would mean for a company like Microsoft. He also answers listener questions about whether every brand can rebuild itself, why taking risks is the key to success, and how to decide if you should move closer to your family. 
    Then, former presidential candidate Andrew Yang and Scott discuss Big Tech, antitrust, and higher education. Scott also finds out what Andrew has been considering since leaving the campaign trail. 
    Algebra of Happiness: What would you do if you weren’t afraid to fail? 
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Less is More

    Less is More

    Tim Wu, a professor of law, science and technology at Columbia University, author, and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times breaks down everything you need to know about antitrust. Tim and Scott discuss the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee’s hearing as well as what history can teach us about powerful corporations. 
    Plus, Scott shares his thoughts on the busy earnings week and why a CEO’s ability to create a strong narrative has overwhelmed any sort of analytics. Looking at you, Elon. 
    Office Hours: what Twitter’s subscription model could look like, understanding your cofounder’s strengths, and certification opportunities. 
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    • 56 min
    Benchmarking, Brand Strategy, and Starting Fresh

    Benchmarking, Brand Strategy, and Starting Fresh

    Scott shares his thoughts on the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee’s upcoming hearing with the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. He also explains why your business should be in the game of benchmarking and addresses his failed Netflix prediction. 
    Then, Katherine Milkman, a behavioral scientist and professor of operations, information and decisions at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, joins to discuss decision making under stress, how to build productive habits, and why behavioral science is needed to get people to take vaccines. 
    Office Hours: funding a startup, a solution to lowering your tuition costs because of COVID-19, and building brand strategy around B2B or B2C.
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    • 51 min
    Predictions, COVID-19, and Loving Others

    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.
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    • 56 min
    Disruption is Due

    Disruption is Due

    Richard Florida joins Scott to discuss COVID-19’s impact on cities and suburbs. Richard explains why he thinks the idea that this is the end of cities is overblown and how the pandemic poses an opportunity to push for racial and economic equity. Richard is an American urban studies theorist and University Professor at University of Toronto’s School of Cities and Rotman School of Management. 
    Scott also breaks down Lemonade’s IPO, what the company’s challenges are now moving forward, and how you should think about investing. If there’s one thing he wants you to remember, it’s that market dynamics always trump personal performance. 
    This week’s Office Hours: Innovation Roadblocks, Equity Crowdfunding, and Omnichannel Strategy. 
    Scott discusses going back to campus during Algebra of Happiness. 
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    • 56 min
    Getting Unstuck

    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. 
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    • 59 min

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