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  • Published: 17 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780552173438
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $30.00

The Four

The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google




Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong.

‘A fantastic, provocative book about where we are now and where we are going’ Phil Simon Huffington Post

Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong.

For all that’s been written about the Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering success as insightfully as Scott Galloway.

Instead of buying the myths these companies broadcast, Galloway asks fundamental questions:
- How did the Four infiltrate our lives so completely that they’re almost impossible to avoid (or boycott)?
- Why does the stock market forgive them for sins that would destroy other firms?
- And as they race to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company, can anyone challenge them? (laid these out as bullet points to make for easier more bite-sized reading impression)

In the same irreverent style that has made him one of the world’s most celebrated business professors, Galloway deconstructs the strategies of the Four that lurk beneath their shiny veneers. He shows how they manipulate the fundamental emotional needs that have driven us since our ancestors lived in caves, at a speed and scope others can’t match. And he reveals how you can apply the lessons of their ascent to your own business or career.

Whether you want to compete with them, do business with them, or simply live in the world they dominate, you need to understand the Four.

  • Pub date: 17 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780552173438
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $30.00

About the Author

Scott Galloway

Scott Galloway is a professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he teaches brand strategy and digital marketing to second-year MBA students. A serial entre­preneur, he has founded nine firms, including L2, Red Envelope, and Prophet. In 2012, he was named one of the 'World’s 50 Best Busi­ness School Professors' by Poets & Quants. His weekly YouTube series, 'Winners and Losers,' has generated tens of millions of views.

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Praise for The Four

“Scott Galloway’s The Four is a bareback ride upon the four horses of the economic apocalypse– Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google. It is a timely exposition of the nature and concentration of power in the world today and, as a result, is much more than just a business book…The book contains more insights and provocative ideas than Amazon has Boeing 767s… My recommendation is to walk down to your local book store and buy this– or more likely, buy it on Amazon.”

Tom Upchurch, Wired

“The Four is a fantastic, provocative book about where we are now and where we are going.”

Phil Simon, Huffington Post

“Well argued and accessible... refreshingly clear-eyed”

Brad Stone, Bloomberg

“Full of sharp insights and unconventional views”

Nature

“This analysis of the rise of Amazon, Apple, Faceboook and Google stands out because it adds significantly to the tide of criticism currently sweeping over Silicon Valley”

Tristan Quinn, Times Literary Supplement

“When it comes to the digital age, Scott Galloway is Christopher Hitchens with an MBA, namely a brainy and fearless provocateur”

James Warren, Vanity Fair

“A big help in understanding how so many of us have come to completely rely on these tech giants — and what the future holds for other, less powerful companies.”

Business Insider, Best Business Books of 2017

“Scott is a genius at engaging an audience in an intelligent, thoughtful, sometimes snarky and often humorous manner”

Joanne Tombrakos, Huffington Post

“Scott Galloway is honest, outrageous and provocative. This book will trigger your flight-or-fight nervous system like no other and in doing so challenge you to truly think differently.”

Calvin McDonald, CEO of Sephora

“This is that rare book that not only informs but entertains. You’ll never look at these four companies in the same way again”

Jonah Berger, author of Contagious and Invisible Influence

“As the power of technology’s biggest companies comes under more scrutiny, NYU business professor Galloway reveals how Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google built massive empires”

Publishers Weekly, “The Top 10 Business Books of Fall 2017”

“If there is a blunter, more opinionated, faster-talking expert on the Internet than Scott Galloway, I haven’t come across him. Or her.”

Phillip Elmer-DeWitt, Fortune


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