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In our weekly "Winners and Losers in a Digital Age" series hosted by L2 Founder Scott Galloway and released each Thursday, we recap the week's news and our take on who is thriving and who is diving in a digital age. The series was selected as a 2016 Webby Honoree in the Online Film & Video - News & Information category.

In our weekly "Winners and Losers in a Digital Age" series hosted by L2 Founder Scott Galloway and released each Thursday, we recap the week's news and our take on who is thriving and who is diving in a digital age. The series was selected as a 2016 Webby Honoree in the Online Film & Video - News & Information category.
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In our weekly "Winners and Losers in a Digital Age" series hosted by L2 Founder Scott Galloway and released each Thursday, we recap the week's news and our take on who is thriving and who is diving in a digital age. The series was selected as a 2016 Webby Honoree in the Online Film & Video - News & Information category.

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The Algebra of Happiness

5/24/2018
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What’s the equation for a life well lived?

Duration:00:10:25

Scott Galloway: Taxes for Robots

4/20/2017
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Winner or loser? Robots, who could hold 40% of U.S. jobs by 2030. Winner: Viewers as Amazon, Netflix and HBO compete to produce original content. Winner: Consumers, who now have more options for drugstore staples thanks to a wave of innovative startups. Loser: Corporate PR departments failing to adequately address the United and Pepsi scandals. (0:06) “Robots Could Steal 40% of U.S. Jobs by 2030,” Fortune, March 2017. http://for.tn/2ovm2uL (0:12) “A Warehouse Worker’s Best Friend—or...

Duration:00:04:05

Scott Galloway: Have We Hit Peak Instagram?

1/19/2017
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Scott Galloway presents the week’s biggest winners and losers in digital: Winner: Voice-based search. With the proliferation of Amazon Echo and Google Home devices, consumers have become comfortable speaking to their technology. Loser: Microsoft - the number-one recruiting destination for other tech companies. Winner: Instagram, which dominates other social platforms in terms of engagement. However, recent algorithmic changes have brought down Instagram’s organic reach.

Duration:00:02:46

Scott Galloway: Snapchat is a Loser

11/3/2016
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Scott Galloway presents the week’s biggest winners and losers in digital: What do winning companies have in common? They don’t just have a lot of users - they also glean data about those users’ behavior and use it to improve the consumer experience. The biggest winner here: Amazon, which could soon be the first trillion-dollar company. The site’s algorithm constantly looks at what you’re shopping for and displays the most relevant products, in addition to ensuring that prices are the...

Duration:00:03:31

Scott Galloway: The Next $300 Billion Company

10/20/2016
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What’s the next $300 billion company? Scott puts his money on Netflix, which aims to quintuple its revenue in the next four years. Loser: the NFL. Audiences have fallen 11%, signaling that the football franchise is no longer immune to the death of television. Loser: Yahoo - yes, again. While the hack isn’t their fault, failing to disclose it is. Loser: space travel, which seems like yet another head fake.

Duration:00:03:31

Scott Galloway: Innovation is a Snap

10/13/2016
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Scott Galloway presents the week’s biggest winners and losers in digital: Winner: Snapchat. No longer just an app, the company aims to reinvent the camera with Spectacles, its new hardware product. Loser: Warehouse clubs like Costco and Sam’s Club, which are rapidly losing share to Amazon Prime. Loser: Fashion insiders. As brands adopt the see now, buy now format and post on Instagram and Snapchat, fashion executives need to keep pace with the changing times. Winner: Google, which...

Duration:00:04:22

Scott Galloway: Amazon Eats Everything

9/22/2016
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Scott Galloway presents the week’s biggest winners and losers in digital: Winner: Amazon. The e-commerce giant has launched an auto review portal, threatening independent review sites. Could dealerships be next? Loser: Europe, which is becoming irrelevant when it comes to innovation. Only six of the world’s most valuable companies are based in Europe, and venture capital funding has declined. Loser: College students. With textbook prices soaring, two-thirds of students have decided...

Duration:00:03:00

Scott Galloway: Prof G Dances…Crime Against Humanity

9/8/2016
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Loser: Brands ignoring Google Maps. High search visibility doesn’t guarantee a retailer will show up in location-based searches. Winner: Netflix. Viewers would pay extra to avoid ads, meaning the company could rake in nearly $1 billion in incremental annual revenue. Winner: Starbucks, which has more money on deposit than many banks. Plus: Professor Galloway breaks it down on the dance floor.

Duration:00:03:01

Scott Galloway: Brands Shift, Amazon Lifts

8/25/2016
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Loser: Traditional retail. Macy’s is closing 100 stores, and fashion brands like Coach and Michael Kors are pulling products from department stores in an effort to burnish their aspirational image. Meanwhile, Amazon’s apparel business is taking off. Winner: Weibo. After being left for dead with the rise of WeChat, the platform is making a comeback on the strength of livestreaming and video. Winner: The New York Times, whose infographics team raises the bar for all of us in the data and...

Duration:00:02:45

Scott Galloway: Snapchat Hits a Snow Storm

8/18/2016
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Winner: Finance. Nearly half of new American billionaires work in the financial sector, often at hedge funds. Loser: Snapchat. The platform has hit a roadblock in Asia, where it faces a steep challenge from homegrown alternatives including Korean app Snow. Winner: Ben & Jerry’s. By investing heavily in product-focused Instagram posts, the brand has generated impressive engagement. Winner: Google Maps, which just added its first underwater images of the world’s oceans.

Duration:00:02:45

Scott Galloway: Trump as Birth Control

8/11/2016
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Winner: The digital economy. For the first time, tech companies now represent the five most valuable publicly traded companies in the world. Winner: Apple, which is replacing its pistol emoji with a water gun. With billions of emoji sent every day, this small change can have a major impact on digital communication. Winner: Workers. New apps let hourly employees trade shifts without involving a manager, uprooting the traditional power dynamic. Winner: College graduates, who outnumber...

Duration:00:03:00

Scott Galloway: I’ll Take That Job!

8/4/2016
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Loser: Yahoo shareholders, who recently had to endure insult to injury when they found out their failed CEO was getting $145 million in additional compensation. Winner: Facebook - yes, again. With a growing share of the digital ad market and a new emphasis on video, Facebook is on track to becoming the most valuable company in the world. Loser: Twitter. The platform has turned to livestreaming to combat stagnant growth, but the absence of reported metrics suggests they haven’t been...

Duration:00:03:47

Scott Galloway: Goliaths vs. Innovators

7/28/2016
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Loser: Established CPG companies. Brands like L’Oréal Paris and Gillette are rapidly losing share to smaller, more agile rivals skilled at maximizing search visibility. Loser: Specialty Retail brands who email too much. Retailers sent 15% more emails in Q1 2016 than during the holiday season, but the resulting open rates proved that sometimes less is more. Winner or loser? Parents now spend less on food, transportation, and clothing than they did fifty years ago. However, childcare and...

Duration:00:03:02

Scott Galloway: I Hate Millennials

7/21/2016
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Loser: TV news. With Facebook Live and other streaming services providing immediate coverage of ongoing events, broadcasters no longer have a point of differentiation. Winner: Paris, which has the most Airbnb listings of any city - benefiting travelers who would otherwise pay exorbitant amounts for hotel rooms. Winner: Coupons. Nine out of 10 millennials use coupons, and coupon apps dominate branded apps in ratings. Winner: Qzone. Favored by Chinese millennials, Tencent-owned Qzone is the...

Duration:00:03:30

Scott Galloway: Frenemy - Minus the Friend Part

7/14/2016
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Loser: News sites. Facebook’s move to limit the visibility of news sites in favor of posts by friends and family is yet another nail in the coffin for the struggling industry. Winner: Video, which accounts for two-thirds of Internet traffic. How do you create a winning video on Facebook? Keep it short and cut out the sound. Loser: UK Beer brands, which are getting dominated by global brands in digital. What are they doing wrong? Failing to invest in social media. Winner: Algorithms. MIT...

Duration:00:03:02

Scott Galloway: Facebook Dominates Apps

6/30/2016
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Loser: Apps. People spend half their digital time using apps, but unless you’re Facebook, you’re not benefiting. Winner: Alphabet. Our prediction for the company’s next billion-dollar business? Google Maps, which can sell location-based pins to local businesses. Winner: Voice-based interfaces, accounting for a fifth of searches on Android smartphones. The big winner is Amazon Echo, which has garnered an impressive number of positive reviews and is consistently open with developers, Plus a...

Duration:00:03:30

Scott Galloway: Apple’s New “Thing”

6/23/2016
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Winner: Wikipedia. If your brand doesn’t have a Wikipedia page, it’s losing out: one of the 10 most popular websites in the world, the online encyclopedia consistently appears in the top organic search results for brand-related terms. Loser: Shinola. While the brand has become synonymous with Detroit’s revitalization, its “Built in Detroit” tagline was recently ruled inaccurate by U.S. regulators. Winner: Cellular networks, which are adding more connected car accounts than phones. Apple is...

Duration:00:03:56

Scott Galloway: Missing the Boat on Messaging

6/16/2016
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Loser: Spotify. While the streaming platform said it had “the best year ever” in 2015, the majority of its revenue went towards royalty payments. Loser: Telco firms, which are on the wrong side of the global shift towards messaging. As texting declines, many telcos have launched their own messaging apps, but few customers are using them. Winners: Candy eaters in Australia, where a new Snickers ad campaign offers discounts based on the mood of Twitter users. However, the campaign website...

Duration:00:04:01

Scott Galloway: The Internet is a Gift from God

6/9/2016
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Winner: Alphabet. The company owns 12% of all global media spend, more than any other company. Not content at being No. 1, Alphabet announced it is increasing the size and frequency of its ads. Winner: Tide. E-commerce is not lifting all boats. Larger brands are benefiting disproportionately from the Internet, and Tide accounts for close to half of online sales. A portion of that success is related to Tide being the number one seller on Amazon Dash. Winner: The Pope, who is getting more...

Duration:00:04:00

Scott Galloway: Scott of Thrones

6/2/2016
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Losers: People who don’t have access to the Internet. There are two Americas: the tech bubble and those outside looking in. Losers: Chinese consumers, who often pay 16-25% premiums on luxury labels. As a result, many make their overseas vacations into shopping trips. Winners or Losers? It’s unclear yet what the result will be, but digital plays a larger role in children’s lives than ever before. Winner: Pedestrians hit by cars. Google just got a patent for an adhesive vehicle front that...

Duration:00:03:20