Episodes
Kat Cole, an angel investor and master of franchising, joins the pod to discuss the state of play in the restaurant and retail industry, her investment strategy, and why she’s excited about NFTs. She also shares her path from serving as a hostess at Hooters to a board member of several companies in the restaurant industry, tech, and wellness industries. Follow her on Twitter, @KatColeATL. Scott opens with his thoughts on inflation, specifically as it relates to higher education.  Related...
Published 11/25/21
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. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 11/22/21
Mike Novogratz, the founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital, an investment firm focused on cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, and digital assets, joins Scott to give us a macro view of the crypto space. He tells us about the various use cases of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and NFTs as well as how to think about investing in them. Follow Mike on Twitter, @novogratz.  Scott opens with his thoughts on conglomerates and offers a prediction for 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 11/18/21
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.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 11/15/21
Liz Ann Sonders, the Chief Investment Strategist at Charles Schwab, joins Scott to discuss the stock market as it relates to the US’s current economic cycle, meme stock investors, and stimulus spending. Liz Ann also shares how to think about inflation — specifically how the US has not entered a 1970s stagflation scenario. Follow her on Twitter, @LizAnnSonders Scott opens with his thoughts on Section 230, and shares possible ways to reform the law.  Related Reading: Facebook … What To...
Published 11/11/21
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. Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 11/08/21
Ian Bremmer, the president and founder of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media, joins Scott for a conversation about the United States' global position, how to think about the nation’s relationship with China and Russia, and why he believes no country is the number one leader. Ian also discusses the power dynamics within the digital ecosystem. Follow Ian on Twitter, @ianbremmer. Scott opens with his thoughts on why Mark Zuckerberg’s Metaverse won't work.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 11/04/21
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 11/01/21
Meredith Broussard, a data journalist, associate professor at NYU, and the author of, “Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World,” joins Scott to discuss the state of play regarding AI, AI bias, and ethical uses of AI.  Scott opens with his thoughts on Google removing the YouTube app from Roku and how Facebook strips people of their autonomy over information. Algebra of Happiness: embrace the chaos.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 10/28/21
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 10/25/21
Mark Cuban, the serial entrepreneur and investor, joins Scott to discuss Bitcoin, Ethereum, use-cases for digital assets, and where SEC regulations might come in. Mark also shares why he’s bullish on AI, offers his thoughts on stimulus spending, and explains why Robinhood may not be as bad as Scott thinks. Follow Mark on Twitter, @mcuban.  Scott opens with a prediction about the streaming wars.  Related Reading (No Mercy/No Malice): Stream On ’22 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 10/21/21
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.  Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 10/18/21
Today, you’ll hear snippets from Scott's presentation at the Code conference, which took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles in September. Scott cover's the over and underhyped sectors and innovations that are shaping our economy.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 10/17/21
Ryan Holiday, a writer, media strategist, and expert on ancient philosophy, joins Scott again for a conversation around his latest book, “Courage is Calling: Fortune Favors the Brave.” Ryan shares what the stoics can teach us about living by your values, how to deal with adversity, and choosing to do the right thing — no matter the consequences. Follow Ryan on Twitter, @RyanHoliday.  Scott opens with how the digital advertising industry is plagued by fraud.  Related Reading: Carcinogens Learn...
Published 10/14/21
Daniel McCarthy, a professor of marketing at Emory University, joins Scott to discuss his research on customer-based corporate valuations, as well as the current state of public disclosures, which he argues is a total mess. Follow Daniel on Twitter, @d_mccar.  Scott opens with his thoughts on Facebook’s mendacious business practices, and why he believes the company is on its last leg. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 10/07/21
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 10/04/21
Charles Duhigg, a writer at the New Yorker, and the author of, “The Power of Habit” and “Smarter Faster Better,” joins Scott to discuss his research around productivity and habits, as well as how to stop making unproductive decisions. Follow Charles on Twitter, @cduhigg. Scott opens with why he believes the SPAC bubble appears to be bursting, and how companies that simply aren’t worth their valuations use SPACs to maneuver their way into the public markets.  Related Reading: Jumping the...
Published 09/30/21
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 Learn more about...
Published 09/27/21
Anderson Cooper joins Scott to discuss his experience covering the news throughout the past two decades, specifically as the anchor of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360° and a correspondent for 60 Minutes on CBS News. Anderson also shares his thoughts on fatherhood, overcoming personal tragedies, and what he learned while researching his latest book, “Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty.” Follow Anderson on Twitter, @andersoncooper. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 09/23/21
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 09/20/21
Bill Silber, a senior advisor with Cornerstone Research and a former professor of finance and economics at NYU Stern, joins Scott to discuss inflation, wealth distribution, investment advice, and the learnings from his latest book, The Power of Nothing to Lose: The Hail Mary Effect in Politics, War, and Business. Scott opens with how the media got played when Amazon announced its paying “full college tuition” for its hourly employees. He also explains how college rankings are beginning to...
Published 09/16/21
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 09/13/21
Lyn Alden, a full-time investor and independent analyst, joins Scott to discuss the symptoms of an economic bubble and America’s debt cycle. Lyn also explains why she’s bullish on Bitcoin and shares her investment strategy, including why she’s paying attention to the Russian equity market.  Scott opens with his thoughts on how there’s a record decline in the number of men attending college.  Algebra of Happiness: open yourself to new experiences, friendships, and opportunities.  Learn more...
Published 09/09/21
We’re revisiting one of our favorite interviews featuring Noreena Hertz. Noreena is an economist, a bestselling author, and an Honorary Professor at the University College London. She discusses the learnings from her latest book, “The Loney Century: How to Restore Human Connection in a World That's Pulling Apart." We find out how loneliness impacts more than just our mental health and the second-order effects of our “contactless” world.  Follow Noreena on Twitter, @noreenahertz. Learn more...
Published 09/02/21