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August 24, 2022

Office Hours: The Paradox of Choice, Dating Advice, and the Value of an MBA for Entrepreneurs

We're revisiting some of our favorite questions and answers from past episodes. Scott answers a question about how Trader Joe’s has succeeded without offering delivery or online shopping. He then gives dating advice to the young and single in an era of dating apps, and offers his thoughts on why business school is still worth it, even if you just want to work for yourself.

August 18, 2022

Office Hours: Web3 Unlocks, Podcast Subscriptions vs Ads, and Transitioning to a Smaller Company

Scott takes a question on how the experience economy can benefit from web3 innovation. He then shares his thoughts on switching his podcast to a subscription model, and weighs the pros and cons of working for large and small companies.

August 10, 2022

Office Hours: TikTok vs. Vine, the Value of Writing, and Late Career Transitions

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.

August 03, 2022

Office Hours: Amazon Buying One Medical, How to Push Back at Work, and the Bright Side of Layoffs

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.

July 27, 2022

Office Hours: eBay’s NFT Marketplace, Leaving the U.S., and Advice to a Teenager

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.

July 20, 2022

Office Hours: The Power of Identity, the Labor Shortage, and the Key to Relevance

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.

July 11, 2022

Office Hours: Rebranding Climate Change, MBA Applications, and Lowering Your Economic Burn

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.

June 27, 2022

Office Hours: Portfolio Diversification, the Streaming Industry, and the Future of Brand Strategy

Scott answers a question about investing in individual stocks vs. ETFs, and how to diversify your portfolio. Scott also takes a question regarding the streaming industry’s future and offers his advice to a brand strategist.

Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic

June 13, 2022

Office Hours: Apple Car Acquisitions, Mission Statements, and Going into Business With Your Family

Scott takes a question on whether Apple might acquire Canoo, a struggling EV startup. He then explains the value of mission statements to a company’s brand and culture, and offers advice to someone deciding if they should leave their current job to join their family business.

June 06, 2022

Office Hours: Tesla’s ESG Rating, the Closed IPO Market, and Advancing Your Career

Scott shares his thoughts on S&P’s decision to remove Tesla from its ESG index, and what that signals about the ESG space as a whole. He then takes a question about when the IPO market might open again, and offers advice to someone who wonders if they’ve been in the same job for too long.

May 23, 2022

Office Hours: Dealing With Mental Health

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.

May 16, 2022

Office Hours: Should I Work for Meta? + Why Unions are Failing, and Engaging an Audience

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.

May 09, 2022

Office Hours: The Hectic Housing Market, Funding Scholarships, and Building Your Personal Brand

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.

May 02, 2022

Office Hours: YouTube’s Copyright Problem, Teaching Kids About Money, and Choosing Entrepreneurship

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.

April 25, 2022

Office Hours: The Metaverse, NFTs, and Web3 — with Tonya Evans

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.

April 18, 2022

Office Hours: Elon Musk and the Algebra of Deterrence, Amazon’s Third-Party Sellers, and the Dangers of Algorithmic Ads

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.

April 11, 2022

Office Hours: Spotify Subscriptions, Stock Buybacks, and Inflation

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.

April 04, 2022

Office Hours: The Tesla Phone, Apple’s Enterprise Play, and Degrees vs. Bootcamps

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.

March 28, 2022

Office Hours: The Strength of Sanctions, the Short-form Video Revolution, and Yielding to Economic Security

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 toward bite-sized content. The Dawg then offers advice to a couple considering taking a career sabbatical to travel.

March 21, 2022

Office Hours: NVIDIA’s Strengths, Meta’s Virtual Real Estate Opportunities, Proprietary Streaming Content, and Rebranding Government Jobs

Scott shares his thoughts on whether NVIDIA’s stock is a strong long-term investment. He then shares how streaming services might innovate around proprietary content, and answers a question about whether Meta might acquire Decentraland or the Sandbox. Scott also considers how government work could be rebranded to attract young talent.

March 14, 2022

Office Hours: Philanthropy, What to Do About Standardized Testing, and the Algebra of Making Predictions

Scott shares his thoughts on the roles that tests like the ACT and SAT play in college admissions. He then answers a question on how to be more charitable with your wealth, and explains his prediction-making process.

March 07, 2022

Office Hours: Uber’s Super App Prospects, Private Wealth Managers, and When to Raise Capital

Scott answers a question about whether Uber is an appetizing acquisition target at its current valuation. He then offers advice on when to raise seed funding for your startup, and shares his wealth management journey from self-investing to hiring a professional.

February 28, 2022

Office Hours: LinkedIn’s Learning Opportunity, P&G and Unilever’s Gangster Move, and Making Cities Affordable

Scott answers a question about how LinkedIn can become a stronger platform for educational content. He then shares how consumer packaged goods giants can innovate to stay relevant, and offers his thoughts on what would make tech hubs more livable.

February 14, 2022

Office Hours: Meta Vs. the Metaverse, Private Equity Dominance, and Professional Coaches

Scott answers a question about why he’s semi-bullish on the metaverse, but bearish on Zuckerberg’s version of it. He then takes a question from a listener who wonders if private equity firms are becoming monopolies, and shares why mentoring is so important.

February 07, 2022

Office Hours: McKinsey’s Mistakes, Arizona State’s Online Initiative, and the Great Resignation

Scott answers a question about why Peloton hired McKinsey, a company embroiled in its own troubles. He then shares his take on Arizona State’s global education initiative that aims to enroll 100 million students by 2030, and offers his thoughts on how the great resignation will impact the talent pipeline.

January 31, 2022

Office Hours: America’s Super App, Online Sports Betting, and Career Bubbles

Scott answers a question about why the U.S. is so behind China in developing a super app. He then shares his thoughts on whether the online sports betting industry is a good investment, and offers advice to someone who fears his booming career path may be unsustainable.

January 24, 2022

Office Hours: Trader Joe’s and the Paradox of Choice, Telehealth’s Future, and Planning an MBA

Scott answers a question about how Trader Joe’s has been able to succeed without offering delivery or online shopping. He then shares his thoughts on why telehealth stocks have crashed back to earth after enormous highs, and offers advice to someone in Japan looking to pursue an MBA in the states.

January 10, 2022

Office Hours: Virtual Real Estate, Tech Regulations, Fatherhood, and Prioritizing Your Life

Scott answers a question about platforms like Decentraland and Sandbox, where users can buy and sell virtual land as NFTs. He then shares his thoughts on how to address the negative externalities of scaling industries, offers advice on how to balance work and relationships, and reflects on his dos and don'ts of parenthood.

December 23, 2021

Office Hours: The Algebra of Happiness

For our final episode of the year, we hear Scott read an excerpt from his National Bestseller, “The Algebra of Happiness.” He shares stories of his family, overcoming his imposter syndrome, and finding his voice.

Audio excerpted courtesy Penguin Random House Audio from THE ALGEBRA OF HAPPINESS by Scott Galloway, read by Scott Galloway.

December 20, 2021

Office Hours: Democratizing One-Click Checkout — with Ryan Breslow

Ryan Breslow, the founder and CEO of Bolt — a technology company that has raised more than $600 million and 18x’d its valuation in 18 months, joins Scott to discuss scaling the company, fundraising, and his approach to company culture. Follow Ryan on Twitter, @theryanking.

December 13, 2021

Office Hours: The Power of the Apple Car, the University of Austin’s Missed Opportunity, and the Algebra of Wealth

Scott answers a question on how Apple could differentiate from Tesla and Rivian with its Apple Car, and predicts what it will mean for the company’s valuation. He then shares his thoughts on the University of Austin’s controversial launch and offers advice on how much time you should spend managing your investment portfolio.

December 06, 2021

Office Hours: The Psychedelics Industry — with Ronan Levy

Ronan Levy, the co-founder and executive chairman of Field Trip Health, joins Scott to discuss the state of play in the legalized psychedelics space. He also answers listener questions on the possible negative externalities of the industry under capitalism, the long-term growth potential of these companies, and how to hold on to feelings of wonder after a psychedelic experience is over. Follow Ronan on Twitter, @RonanDLevy.

November 29, 2021

Office Hours: Rivian’s Colossal IPO, Fashion Industry Winners, and Pivoting Out of an Ad Agency

Scott answers a question on how Rivian priced its shares for the biggest IPO of the year. He then offers his thoughts on the future of the apparel industry and gives advice to someone who no longer sees the point in working for an ad agency.

November 22, 2021

Office Hours: What’s Next for Peloton, The Hidden Value of B2B, and Diversifying your Investments

Scott answers a question on Peloton’s recent collapse in value and explains why it’s the perfect opportunity for Nike or Apple to acquire the company. He then shares why he likes to invest in the picks-and-shovels of booming industries and offers advice on geographically diversifying your portfolio.

November 15, 2021

Office Hours: The Race to a Super App, When to Expand Your Board, and Deciding to Get an MBA as an Entrepreneur

Scott answers a question on verticalization within the grocery delivery market and explains why there’s power in controlling access to the consumer. He also offers advice to a start-up founder on when to add more members to a board of directors, and why business school is still worth it, even if you just want to work for yourself.

November 08, 2021

Office Hours: Amazon’s Aggregators, Turning Data into Insights, Career Moves, and Why the Don Draper Era is Dead

Scott answers a question about companies that buy up small third-party sellers on Amazon’s marketplace. He then explains why he thinks businesses should take money out of marketing and put it into the product itself. Scott also discusses the importance of analyzing data, and shares why he believes greatness is in the agency of others.

November 01, 2021

Office Hours: Volvo’s Subscription Model, The Debit Generation, Exploring Job Options, and Pre-Seed Investing

Scott answers a question about Volvo’s subscription service and offers a prediction for where the auto industry is headed. He then explains how ‘buy now, pay later' services deceive customers into debt, and gives advice for how to approach leaving your company. Scott also discusses the factors to consider when investing in pre-seed companies, and how to make smart money decisions with your partner.

Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic

October 25, 2021

Office Hours: On Running, Expanding College Admissions, and How Banks Can Boost Their Brands

Scott answers a question about whether On Running is a good long-term investment after its recent IPO. He then shares his thoughts on how legacy banks can keep up in an increasingly digitized financial system, and why universities with big brands need to let in more students, not fewer.

Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic

October 18, 2021

Office Hours: Doing Business With Russia, Competing with Industry Giants, and Choosing the Right Hire

Scott answers a question about Google and Apple’s decision to take down a Russian voting app. He then explains why finding a niche to serve is crucial to competing against industry Goliaths as a small company. Scott also offers advice to an expanding business on whether to hire an employee for a marketing or business development role.

October 04, 2021

Office Hours: Healthcare and Technology — with Aagya Mathur

Aagya Mathur, the CEO and Co-founder of Aavia, joins Scott to answer a question about integrating health apps like Aavia with primary care. They also discuss how blockchain can be applied in the healthcare industry, and how the pandemic has accelerated trends in the space. Follow Aagya on Twitter, @aagya320.

Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic

September 27, 2021

Office Hours: The Fast-Casual Business Model, Early Career Tips, Pivoting to Academia, and Prof G’s Nutritional Habits

Scott explains why he’s a fan of Chipotle’s business model in an evolving fast food industry, and why it’s time employers to start paying their employees liveable wages. He then offers advice to a recent graduate about showing face at the office and encourages someone to accept a new role at a university, even if it means taking a pay cut. Scott also discusses his relationship between food, exercise, and his body image.

Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic

September 20, 2021

Office Hours: Betting on Alibaba, When to Sell Your Start-Up, and Going to College Abroad

Scott answers a question about investing in Alibaba amid regulatory uncertainty in China. Scott then explains when to sell a company, discusses the state of the online tutoring space in China (which is also facing regulatory disruptions), and gives his thoughts on pursuing a university degree overseas.

Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic

September 13, 2021

Office Hours: Square’s Social Solution, How Labor Got Crushed, and the Dangers of Bad Corporate Governance

Scott answers a question about whether Square should acquire Twitter. He also explains how a concentration of power among investment firms poses a threat to a healthy business ecosystem, and how an imbalance between capital and labor is driving people out of the workforce.

Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic

August 30, 2021

Office Hours: The Investing Episode

Scott answers a question about whether buying a house is a good long-term investment. He also discusses how to take advantage of compound interest, how to hedge against inflation, and offers advice on what to do with inherited wealth.

August 23, 2021

Office Hours: The Education Episode

Scott answers a question about fair pay for teachers. He also explains why he’ll be heartbroken if his kids don’t end up going to college, despite all his qualms with the higher education system. Scott then shares his thoughts on how to address mental health on university campuses and offers suggestions for building more equitable institutions.

August 16, 2021

Office Hours: App Store Fees, Remote vs. In-Person Learning, and Spending Time with Sick Loved Ones

Scott answers a question in reference to Elon Musk’s comment about Apple’s App Store, and whether Amazon is also part of the problem regarding the high fees for developers. Scott also discusses why he thinks in-person learning is a superior method compared to online learning in certain circumstances. He then gives a listener advice on navigating how to spend their time when a loved one is dying.

Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic

August 09, 2021

Office Hours: Apple’s Dependency on Wireless Carriers, Productivity, and the Buy Now, Pay Later Revolution

Scott answers a question about whether fintech disruptors like Klarna and Affirm have a responsibility to educate younger consumers on how to bank responsibly. He also shares his thoughts on how Apple can continue to vertically integrate, offers career advice to someone with a job opportunity in Berlin, and shares how he stays productive.

Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic

August 02, 2021

Office Hours: Online Advertising, Seed Funding, and Teaching Entrepreneurship

Scott answers a question about what advertising might look like after the death of the cookie. He also shares his thoughts on what it takes to capture the attention of investors, and considers a proposal for an entrepreneurial-focused high school.

Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic

July 26, 2021

Office Hours: Auto Industry Rundles, Fintech Winners, and the Future of Office Space

Scott answers a question about Tesla’s new monthly subscription service. He also shares his thoughts on stand-out fintech players, offers a prediction for the future of coworking spaces, and gives career advice to someone looking to build economic security for their family.

Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic

July 19, 2021

Office Hours: Google vs. Airbnb, SPAC IPOs, Real Estate Investments, and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Scott answers a question about Google’s dominance in the travel space, and how Airbnb manages to hold its own. He also shares his thoughts on how companies that go public via SPAC are perceived, why real estate is a solid investment, and why opening physical stores can be a powerful branding move — even for a tech company like Amazon.

Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic

June 28, 2021

Office Hours: Market Corrections, Zoom's Next Move, Why Location Matters, and Escaping the Big Five

Scott answers a question about the next economic slowdown, which he thinks is imminent. He also shares his thoughts on what Zoom needs to do to maintain its valuation in a post-pandemic world, why it’s still important to be based near your customers, and what to do if you want to escape the clutches of the Big Five tech companies.
Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic

June 21, 2021

Office Hours: Fintech IPOs, Apple's Search Game, Checking Your Morals, and Dating Post-Covid

Scott answers a question on SoFi’s IPO, plus the record number of Fintech companies going public. He also shares his thoughts on whether Apple should acquire Neeva and make it its default search engine. Scott then gives dating advice to the young and single in an era of dating apps, and tells us how to navigate working in an industry that challenges our values. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic

June 14, 2021

Office Hours: Tesla's Competition, Identity Verification, the Scam of Tenure, and Public vs. Private Companies

Scott shares his thoughts on Tesla’s future in a more saturated EV market. He also answers questions on investing in the identity verification market, whether employee-owned businesses could replace publicly traded companies, and how to become a more active member of academia.
Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic

June 07, 2021

Office Hours: Robo-advisors, Team Design, and the Consequences of Innovation

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

May 24, 2021

Office Hours: eBay’s Brand Bust, VC Geography, Public Service, and Home Buying Advice

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

May 17, 2021

Office Hours: Blockchain in the Music Industry, Divisive Concepts, Gratitude, and the Value of DEI

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.

May 10, 2021

Office Hours: Weed Winners, Apple’s Rundle, Movie Theaters, and Deciding to Be an Entrepreneur

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.

May 03, 2021

Office Hours: Income Inequality, Executive MBAs, ESG, and the Future of Smart Homes

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.

April 26, 2021

Office Hours: Investing in the Private Markets, Going Vertical, Pursuing a Phd, and Building a Network

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. 

April 19, 2021

Office Hours: Coinbase’s IPO, Higher Ed, Mentors, and Building Great Teams

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.

April 12, 2021

Office Hours: IPOs, Net Promoter Scores, and Investing in Yourself

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.

April 05, 2021

Office Hours: NFTs, Bullish Investments, and Empathy

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