MiB: NYU Prof Scott Galloway

Something to listen to while traveling:  This past week, our Masters in Business radio podcast, we speak with Scott Galloway, Professor of Digital Brand and Marketing at NYU Stern.

With the holiday shopping season almost upon us, Galloway discusses retail sales. Despite the massive changes in e-commerce, traditional brick and mortar stores have surprisingly regained the upper hand. He suggests that Amazon’s shipping expenses have become so great that Jeff Bezos, their CEO, should buy the US Post Office.

Galloway has founded and sold several companies, including Red Envelope, Prophet and L2 digital. In 2010, he created the Digital IQ Index, a global ranking of prestige brands’ digital competence. The index tracks brands across 850 data points, including Site & E-Commerce, Digital Marketing, Social Media, and Mobile.

He also discusses “the four horseman of technology” – Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. His insights are provocative and fascinating.

Listen to the full podcast on iTunesSoundCloud and on Bloomberg.com. Earlier podcasts can be found on iTunes and at Bloombergview.com.

Next week, we speak with Ken Fisher of Fisher Investment.


Category: Podcast

Thanksgiving Flight Patterns

Safe travels!   click for interactive animation Source: The Upshot

Category: Travel

Media Appearance: MEH-rry Retail Season, Consumer Spending

Bloomberg View’s Barry Ritholtz and Bloomberg Intelligence’s Richard Yamarone discuss retailing and the state of the U.S. economy.

Why It’s Going to Be a ‘MEH-rry’ Holiday Retail Season

Source: Bloomberg, November 25 2015


Gracious Home CEO Dottie Mattison and Bloomberg View’s Barry Ritholtz discusses the U.S. economy, and consumer spending and confidence (Our NRF Grinch discussion is the last 5 minutes of them segment) .

U.S. Personal Spending Worse Than Expected

Source: Bloomberg, November 25 2015


Making “The Big Short,” about investors who foresaw the collapse of the housing market and made money short-selling it, left Brad Pitt with little faith in financial reform. Gracious Home CEO Dottie Mattison and Bloomberg View’s Barry Ritholtz weigh in on “Bloomberg ‹GO›.”

Is Brad Pitt Right About U.S. Housing Collapse?

Source: Bloomberg, November 25 2015

Category: Media, Video

Guest Hosting: Bloomberg Go with Stephanie Ruhle

    I am co-hosting Bloomberg Go this morning with Stephanie Ruhle from 8 to 8:30. She is always lots of fun to hare a set with. We will discuss holiday retail sales, Black Friday, the economic recovery, earnings and of course markets. You can see it here or stream it live.  

Category: Media

10 Wednesday AM Travel Reads

Hey, tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which means we have your pre-Turkey day travel reads teed up: • S&P 500 Profits Fall $25 Billion in First Three Quarters of 2015 (Bloomberg) • The Master List of Stores That Are Staying Closed on Thanksgiving Day (Brad’s Deals) see also The Grinch Sizes Up Holiday Spending Forecasts (Bloomberg View) • The Fallacy of…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Global Fallout from China’s Industrial Slowdown

Global Fallout from China’s Industrial Slowdown Mark Spiegel FRBSF Economic Letter 2015-35 | November 23, 2015         China’s demand for imports helps support the global economic recovery, so China’s recent economic slowdown has caused international concern. China’s slowdown is concentrated in the industrial sector, while its emerging service sector has shown much…Read More

Category: Think Tank

The Future of Cannabis

Source: Visual Capitalist

Category: Markets

Reasons For Not Working

From Torsten Sløk: When discussing whether the current uptrend in wages will continue, it is important to look at the group of people who are not working and whether individuals in this group will be coming back to the labor market and hold wages down. The first chart below shows that a significant part of…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Employment

MiB Cracks iTunes Top 40

Super cool!  Go to iTunes, select Category Business, than Popular Podcasts, and voilà! There we are at #33:      

Category: Podcast

10 Tuesday AM Reads

Our two-fer-Tuesday morning train reads: • Diverging Markets (Gadfly) • What Does History Say About The First Rate Hike And Stocks? (Ciovacco Capital) • The U.K. Is Quitting Coal. That’s Because Rich Countries Don’t Want It—and Poor Ones Do. (Slate) see also New York is transforming its energy systems. Meet the “czar” in charge. (Vox) • Hedge funds poach computer scientists from…Read More

Category: Financial Press