MiB: The Return of Prof Scott Galloway

This week on our Masters in Business radio podcast, we welcome the return of Scott Galloway, Professor of Digital Brand and Marketing at NYU Stern. Galloway founded — and sold — several companies, including Red Envelope and Prophet. In 2010, he created the Digital IQ Index, a global ranking of prestige brands’ digital competence. His current “start up” is L2 digital, whose index tracks brands across 850 data points, including Site & E-Commerce, Digital Marketing, Social Media, and Mobile.

We had a far-reaching conversation, covering everything from technology to retail stores to consumer branding. Galloway also discusses “the four horseman of technology” — Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Snapchat all come under his withering analytical gaze. His insights are provocative and fascinating. He describesAmazon’s Echo/Alexa as the hardware innovation of 2016.

Galloway describes why Millenials are such a talented, inspiring (and occasionally infuriating) generation. He also explains how advertising has become a tax on the poor; the survivability index of all media is the ratio of revenue due to advertising — the less the better.

We discuss Fake News, Bad  Tech Acquisitions, why Fitbit is going out of business, how news has been weaponized by the far right, and why “its never been easier to be a Billionaire, but never been harder to become a millionaire.”

All of the books discussed can be found here.

Listen to the show on Bloomberg Radio at 10am, .The full podcast can be heard on iTunesSoundCloud and on Bloomberg. All of our earlier podcasts can be found on iTunesSoundcloud, and Bloomberg.

Next week, we speak with Simon Lack of SL Advisors, former JP Morgan hedge fund seeder, and author of The Hedge Fund Mirage: The Illusion of Big Money and Why It’s Too Good to Be True.

 

 

 

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