New York Magazine

Every Tuesday and Friday, tech journalist Kara Swisher and NYU Professor Scott Galloway offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics. They make bold predictions, pick winners and losers, and bicker and banter like no one else. After all, with great power comes great scrutiny. From New York Magazine and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
Play Trailer
Kara and Scott explain what happens on Pivot
The Biggest Deal in Video Game History, and the FTC Comes for Meta (Again)Tech Stocks, Covid Sick Leave, The Winners of The Chip Shortage, and Guest Jonathan GreenblattRep. Adam Schiff on the Capitol Attack Anniversary, The Theranos Trial Verdict, and Adam Neumann is backTwitter Boots Marjorie Taylor Greene, Russia’s Demands for Netflix, and Omicron Ruined the HolidaysGuest Episode: Stay Tuned with Preet: College Cartels and Facebook Follies (with Scott Galloway)
Dec 31 2021
1 hr 6 mins
2021: Pivot's Year In ReviewGuest Episode: Decoder with Nilay Patel: Why the future of work is the future of travel, with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky prides himself on thinking very differently than other CEOs, and his answers to the Decoder questions about how he structures and manages his company were almost always the opposite of what I’m used to hearing on the show. Airbnb is pretty much a single team, focused on a single product, and it all rolls up to Brian. That’s very different from most other big companies, which have lots of divisions and overlapping lines of authority. And Airbnb’s relationship to cities is changing as tourism changes. Airbnb used to be the poster child for a tech company that showed up without permission and fought with regulators, but as the company has grown and the pandemic has changed things, it’s entered what is hopefully a more mature phase — it just came to a deal with New York City after ten years of argument. I asked Brian about that and about what it’s like to run a public company now — the transition from scrappy startup to public company engaged with regulators is a big one. Of course, I also had to ask about cryptocurrency and the metaverse — does Brian think we’re all going to be visiting virtual NFT museums on vacations in the future? You have to listen and find out. Okay, Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb, here we go. Transcript: https://www.theverge.com/e/22547463 Credits: Decoder is a production of The Verge, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network. Today’s episode was produced by Creighton DeSimone, and Andrew Marino, our research was done by Liz Lian. And we are edited by Callie Wright. Our music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 24 2021
1 hr 9 mins
BFFs: The Best of Kara and Scott 2021End of Year Listener Mail BagPivot Predictions Special: 2022Apple’s Secret China Deal, Buzzfeed’s Mild Disaster, and Newspapers Strike BackTwitter’s Reorg, Comedians v. Spotify, and Friends of Pivot Charlie Warzel and Anne Helen PetersonTwitter’s New Anti-Harassment Policy, Chris Cuomo’s Suspension, and Stacey Abrams is Running for GovernorJack Dorsey steps down from Twitter, Omicron’s Impact, and Friend of Pivot, John McWhorterBuild Back Better Passes in the House, Amazon’s Exposed Customer Data, and the Holmes Trial's Surprise WitnessPulp Fiction NFTs, Netflix’s Numbers Revealed, and Peloton Peddles New StockThe Great Resignation Continues, J&J’s Two-Way Split, and Friend of Pivot, Blake SchollGE’s Three-Way Split, Facebook Scraps “Sensitive”Ad-Targeting Categories, and Friend of Pivot, Jonathan HaidtElon’s Taxes, Infrastructure Week at Last, and Friend of Pivot, Mark MahaneyThe Tesla and Hertz Mystery, a Tough Election for Democrats, and the Squid Crash