9 minutes | Mar 13th 2019

[Facebook] Data Is the New [Standard] Oil

For the extremely ambitious, too much is never enough. The battle on the field of commerce is a game to be won at all cost, crushing the competition at every turn. Occasionally, the business world is met on the battlefield by a general who is a titan of industry. Who knows more about his industry than anyone else, including the loopholes and hidden opportunities that are exploitable. John D. Rockefeller was just such a man. And a century later, so is Mark Zuckerberg. Is Facebook on a collision course with regulatory and anti-trust authorities?   “Malefactors of great wealth.” – Theodore Roosevelt     Would you consider leaving a rating or review for the show on Apple Podcasts? It helps other people find us.   Links: This episode: smonty.co/fullmonty68 Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. Other commentary and updates at ScottMonty.com   Credits: Theme song: Afternoon by Maestross is on a royalty-free license from Jamendo.com.   Image credit: Man at the Crossroads by Diego Rivera (via Gumr51 CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons)   Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify, or Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.   Or try this: ask Alexa or Google Home to "play the latest episode of The Full Monty podcast."     If you find this program valuable, please consider supporting it on Patreon. It covers the cost of hosting, email, music and more.
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