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December 25, 2021

Four Companies Controlling the Planet
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Four companies, Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook, have unprecedented influence over the everyday lives of Americans. Should greater controls be implemented? Should consumers worry about privacy? We'll have the story. Then, a recent study shows a link between domestic violence and abusive behavior in the workplace.
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The Four
Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Scott Galloway, PhD, Professor of Marketing in the Stern School of Business, New York University, author of The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google discussed the concerns in allowing individual companies to have such dominance over American consumers and whether these companies are playing by the rules applied to other businesses.
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Domestic Violence and the Workplace
Katreena Scott, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development, University of Toronto led a study that examined how the workplace is affected by an employee who is involved in domestic violence. She said not only does it result in lowered productivity, but a third of the men reported that they used workplace time and resources to continue to engage in emotionally abusive behavior. She explained how employers can offer assistance for employees with domestic violence issues.
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Obese America
Almost 40 percent of American adults and nearly 20 percent of adolescents are obese. Lawrence J. Cheskin, M.D., F.A.C.P., Associate Professor of Health, Behavior & Society, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine led a study that examined the financial costs of being overweight at various stages of life. He said lost productivity on the job accounted for at least 50% of the expense of being overweight, even more than direct medical expenditures.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Scott Galloway
Scott Galloway is a Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern School of Business where he teaches Brand Strategy and Digital Marketing to second-year MBA students and is the author of the Digital IQ Index , a global ranking of prestige brands' digital competence. In 2012, Professor Galloway was named "One of the World's 50 Best Business School Professors" (Poets & Quants). Professor Galloway is also the founder of several firms including:

--L2, a subscription business intelligence firm serving prestige brands;

--Red Envelope, an e-commerce firm (2007, $100mm revs.); and

--Prophet, a global brand strategy consultancy with 250+ professionals

Professor Galloway was elected to the World Economic Forum's "Global Leaders of Tomorrow," which recognizes 100 individuals under the age of 40 "whose accomplishments have had impact on a global level." Professor Galloway has served on the board of directors of Eddie Bauer (Nasdaq: EBHI), The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), Gateway Computer, and Berkeley's Haas School of Business. He received a BA from UCLA and an MBA from UC Berkeley.

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