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September 14, 2019
Horace shares his thoughts on Apple's fall show, takes some #CriticalQuestions and drops a pun, all without doing any damage to Judd's car.
August 18, 2019
Horace looks back on the dawn of the Apple Card age, considers how its adoption may differ outside of the US and tells us about his new wallet.
August 4, 2019
Horace discusses AAPL earnings, a shift in perception and takes some wonderfully #CriticalQuestions.
July 14, 2019
Historian and author Dan Albert joins Horace and Judd to discuss Dan's new book, Are We There Yet?, touching on the VW Beetle, non-capitalist Henry Ford and resisting technological determinism.
June 30, 2019
Horace reflects on Jony Ive's departure.
June 23, 2019
Horace checks in from the Holiday Road, sharing his thoughts on WWDC, iPadOS, Mac Pro and The Army Way.
June 1, 2019
High Explosives, why there isn’t a Nobel Prize in Mathematics and fan fiction from Horace.
May 25, 2019
For once, Horace doesn’t spoil Game of Thrones. Also, Huawei, Trader Joe’s vs. Netflix, and at least one amazingly great #CriticalQuestion.
May 6, 2019
Horace answers some #CriticalQuestions and discusses the latest Apple earnings call from a secret location in the southern hemisphere.
April 27, 2019
Tim Walters returns to discuss with Horace data privacy and the impact the General Data Protection Regulation has had after being in effect for (almost) one year.
April 9, 2019
Horace shares more thoughts on Apple Card and Services, and touches on a surprising staple of 1980s Romanian television.
March 26, 2019
Horace ponders Apple's Show Time event, while Judd pretends not to notice the damage to his car.
March 18, 2019
With an eye on the March 25th Apple Event, Horace contemplates what may be coming, shares his thoughts on Facebook announcing a pivot to privacy, gives an update on the Micromobility Kickstarter project and says too much about his salad's secret ingredients.
February 25, 2019
The conversation begins with Horace and Judd discussing Wolfgang Schivelbusch's The Railway Journey, then expands to include sea faring, the trouble with boilers and one of Horace's historical fantasies.
February 11, 2019
Horace handles a few of the curve balls included in the latest AAPL earnings report, answers some #CriticalQuestions and dips a toe into the ocean of possibilities regarding Apple's ventures into Health Care.
February 4, 2019
Using the recent earnings call as a jumping off point, Horace considers the size and shape of the premium content train that will soon be making its way down Apple's Services track.
January 20, 2019
Horace wonders whether or not Ghandi and Mao would use the same iPhone, shares what he'd like to hear in the upcoming AAPL earnings call and, finally, reveals which Ikea serves the best meatballs in the entire world.
January 8, 2019
Tim’s Letter, some #CriticalQuestions and the problem with trying to account for the unaccountable.
January 3, 2019
Horace shares his thoughts about how Apple may contribute to the transportation and health care sectors in the years to come, and catches up on some 1990s television in 2019's first episode of The Critical Path.
December 9, 2018
An old friend returns to The Critical Path to discuss Crypto, Trust and Horace's heart.
December 3, 2018
The new iPad Pro and some #CriticalQuestions inspire a conversation about cheaters and what insights lamp posts can and cannot provide. Later on, Horace shares some exciting news about Micromobility California.
November 26, 2018
Henri Dediu joins Horace and Judd to discuss lenses, rebels and weighing the what vs. the why when looking to the past.
November 5, 2018
Horace goes old school while sifting through the details of the latest Apple earnings call and shares why he’s looking forward to not seeing certain numbers in the earnings reports to come.
November 1, 2018
Horace reflects on pricing, minivans, the pecking order of the new products and more from the pre-Halloween Apple event in Brooklyn, NY.
October 29, 2018
In the first half of this special double episode of The Critical Path, Horace shares his thoughts on one of the first, and most powerful, corporations ever, the Dutch East India Company and how its impact can still be felt. Later on (54:00), in advance of Apple’s upcoming event in NYC, Horace explores what specifically made New York... New York.
October 21, 2018
Prompted by his recent visit to Apple Park, Horace examines the history of the company town, its job to be done and wonders who lives in them today in another special edition of The Critical Path.
October 15, 2018
In the first of a series of special episodes of The Critical Path, Horace aims his lens at a seminal innovation from the past, compares and contrasts adoption patterns of yesterday and today, and delineates the reasons why pigeons were not ideal.
October 8, 2018
Horace considers whether it's better to be sampled or tracked, explores the recent Super Micro dustup and shares some info about the first Asymco event of 2019.
October 1, 2018
Horace shares his thoughts on the recent iPhone and Apple Watch event, his insights into the shift announced by Apple VP Lisa Jackson and what we might extrapolate about future products from the Watch’s user interface(s). Horace is joined by Judd Rubin, who fills in for Anders.
November 9, 2017
Horace and Anders discuss Apple earnings, the iPhone X and take listener questions.
August 10, 2017
Horace and Anders speak with Ryan Zurrer of Polychain Capital about the disruptive possibilities of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and the blockchain token model.
August 7, 2017
The big privacy switch. How legislation is affecting perception of privacy and vice versa. The European regulation GDPR is something everyone will be talking about next year. Find out why.
June 7, 2017
Horace and Carolina Milanese discuss WWDC 2017 minutes after the Keynote and Hands-on with the new products.
May 2, 2017
In this special 200th episode, Horace and Anders discuss the history of the show, what was done well, what wasn't and what might come.
March 17, 2017
Horace and Anders discuss two wheeled vehicles, commute times and tunnel boring!
March 4, 2017
Horace and Anders discuss Apple amongst the new top five tech companies and take listener questions.
February 23, 2017
Horace and Anders discuss Bond movies, cars, commute habits, streaming services and take listener questions through the hashtag #CriticalQuestion on Twitter.
February 3, 2017
Horace and Anders discuss Apple's fiscal 2017 first quarter results and take listener questions from Twitter.
January 25, 2017
Horace and Anders discuss the AirPods, commute time, the future of the automotive industry and answer questions posted to #CriticalQuestion on Twitter.
December 29, 2016
Horace and Anders discuss Apple Music subs, exiting the router and display business and take listener questions on everything from George Orwell to HomeKit.
November 20, 2016
Horace provides an outline for the research he's been doing over the past 2 years covering a strategy theory for startups and established businesses.
November 17, 2016
Horace and Anders discuss PanAm, Apple's return of cash to the US, Samsung and other listener questions.
November 6, 2016
Horace and Anders discuss Apple's Mac business and how the PC is being used less and less but will stay around in large numbers for a very long time. They also take listener questions from Twitter using the hash tag #CriticalQuestion.
October 20, 2016
Horace and Anders discuss the car industry, hiring products for smaller and smaller slices of time and take listener questions.
October 17, 2016
Horace and Anders discuss the job of the iPhone and take listener questions.
October 1, 2016
Horace and Anders discuss how the iPhone 7 and Airpods evolve the Apple ecosystem. Then they take listener questions via the Twitter hashtag #CriticalQuestion and inevitably finish by covering the car market in some detail!
September 18, 2016
Horace and Anders discuss Apple's event, the iPhone 7, the AirPods and touch on the iPhone economy. Horace takes questions from listeners on Twitter using the hash tag #CriticalQuestion.
August 26, 2016
Horace and Henri go for a drive.
August 22, 2016
Horace gives an update on his EVW electric car project and takes listener questions in this extended episode.
August 18, 2016
Horace discusses Apple services numbers, Fast Company's interview of Tim Cook and takes listener questions.
August 9, 2016
Horace and Farshad discuss Apple's recent milestone of one billion iPhones shipped. They also answer a slew of #CriticalQuestions.
July 9, 2016
Horace and Anders discuss the evolution of production systems and take listener questions.
June 26, 2016
Horace and Anders discuss Tesla's proposed takeover of SolarCity.
June 17, 2016
Horace and Anders discuss the numbers from WWDC, what didn't come from WWDC and cars!
June 10, 2016
In this special pre-WWDC show, Horace and Anders discuss the enterprise, NSA and landing a helicopter at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
June 1, 2016
Horace and special co-host Farshad Nayeri discuss Log Log Scale, the iPhone SE and Artificial Intelligence.
May 20, 2016
Horace discusses Apple's investment in Didi. Can R&D expenditures tell us anything about future performance? Horace and Anders take listener questions and the discussion devolves into health and dental benefits for henchmen in an evil lair.
May 14, 2016
Horace talks about developments in Disruption theory. A fairly long and deep discourse on the state-of-the-art in innovation theory development.
May 6, 2016
We pause briefly from talking about cars to talk Apple’s quarterly. The China slowdown, the Watch as the future of computing, services and trusting an advising automaton.
May 1, 2016
Horace interviews his son on what the next generation will think about cars. Insights only a 10 year old can offer and we take a few questions from the audience. (recorded live in front of an Airshow audience)
April 15, 2016
Horace explains why he was wrong about the BMW i3. Also, more Q&A.
April 10, 2016
On this special "in person" edition of the Critical Path, Horace and Anders discuss Apple's latest product offerings, the iPhone SE and the new 9.7 inch iPad Pro 9.7, and take listener questions via Twitter.
April 1, 2016
In this live recording of Critical Path, Horace takes questions from the Twitter audience in real-time. Topics include how to value Apple, collaborative platforms and the Apple Car & production methods.
April 1, 2016
Horace and Anders discuss Apple's 40th birthday and what "the next 40" might look like. We also compare Tesla's production line with that of the BMW i3.
February 18, 2016
Horace and Anders talk about how Apple is a new class, not a disruption. They also touch on the job to be done of drones.
February 5, 2016
Horace discusses Apple earnings and PC shipment data.
January 26, 2016
Horace interviews David Sundahl, fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute.
January 7, 2016
Horace and special guest Ben Bajarin of Creative Strategies discuss the Glance conference. They investigate the job of the Watch and touch on the changing responsibilities amongst the upper ranks at Apple.
December 19, 2015
Horace and Anders discuss the iPhone analog audio port, the lightning port's use by Apple Pencil and Apple's viewpoint on privacy and the environment. Horace rounds the episode out with a definition of disruption.
December 8, 2015
Horace and Anders discuss viewing Apple's business as a recurring revenue model, then touch on the iPad Pro somewhat unsuccessfully and host a very special guest.
November 13, 2015
Horace discusses politics and disruption with Michael Tofias. Is disruption of government possible? Michael pursues the study of American political institutions, elections, Congress, and computational political economy to reveal how disruption might play out within governments.
October 19, 2015
Horace and Anders welcome Henri Dediu for an advance look at technology and the world from the point of view of the next generation. Insights from this unique perspective and your questions on this special episode of The Critical Path.
October 9, 2015
Horace and Anders answer reader questions and opine on Jeremy Clarkson's crew.
October 2, 2015
Apple's 13 Million iPhone weekend and the iPad Pro and listener questions on the 160th episode of The Critical Path.
September 23, 2015
Horace and Anders revisit Apple TV and answer listener questions in this special 2 hour episode.
September 4, 2015
Horace interviews Whitney Johnson about her new book Disrupt Yourself. How can the theory of disruptive innovation be applied to you? How can you disrupt yourself?
August 28, 2015
Horace discusses the recent market turmoil and takes listener questions on everything from Alphabet to SpaceX.
August 25, 2015
Horace and Anders discuss Uber's transportation business and discuss how software modularizes the world. In the second half of the show, they take listener questions posted to Twitter using the hashtag #CriticalQuestion.
August 7, 2015
Horace and Anders discuss car production methods, the BMW i3, tubular and composite frame construction and how Uber could change the landscape.
July 6, 2015
Horace and Anders talk about the "Plug Bug", safety in the aircraft industry and take listener questions.
June 22, 2015
On the heals of an epic driving trip across the United States, Horace discusses WWDC and takes listener questions from Twitter.
June 5, 2015
Horace talks about Jony Ive's promotion and answers listener questions on everything from Apple TV to the need for companies to "have children".
June 2, 2015
Horace and Anders discuss Comcast, cable companies and lowest common denominator content on television screens everywhere. After the break, Horace takes listener questions from Twitter.
May 21, 2015
Horace interviews Anders about Goldman Sachs' investment in Internet finance company Circle and we take listener questions over Twitter.
May 4, 2015
From impressive iPhone sales to slowing iPad revenues, Horace and Anders recap the most recent Apple earnings. In the latter half of the show, Horace takes questions from Twitter.
May 1, 2015
What does the Apple Watch mean? Can it be considered disruptive? Horace and Anders consider if the Apple Watch represents a meaningful "real estate" business.
April 29, 2015
Horace and Anders look at the segments of the luxury market and consider how success can be measured in Apple's watch business.
April 9, 2015
Bob Moesta demonstrates Jobs to be Done interview technique by speaking with Horace about a car purchase.
March 27, 2015
Back from the Apple Watch event, Horace gives his trip report discussing watch pricing and what we now know of how Apple intends to sell them. What cognitive illusions might come into play as people consider the watch?
March 10, 2015
Horace and Anders discuss Apple's brand reorientation from the intellectual and analytical to the emotional and instinctual. Moore's Law is fundamentally incompatible with luxury so new measures are necessary. What should one call this new paradigm?
March 8, 2015
Horace and Anders discuss the design of Gordon Murray and what it might take to enter the automotive industry. Is an integrated strategy the only way? What job would an Apple car be hired to do?
February 26, 2015
Horace discusses his latest work at the Christensen Institute and considers why the educational system works the way it does. Can large scale education be modularized? In the second half of the show, Anders and Horace discuss the rumors about the possibility that Apple might be working on a car.
February 18, 2015
Horace presents the next class in The Critical MBA. Having too much of a fundamental footing could be a disadvantage when evaluating what theory might apply to a given situation. Could this be why so many fail to understand Apple? In the second half of the show, Horace and Anders discuss Amazon as retail goes online.
February 18, 2015
In this special "live" version of The Critical Path, Horace gets the numbers just minutes before Apple's January 27th, 2015 earnings call and dissects them live. The show picks up just after the call finishes with a quick recap and discussion of yet another record quarter.
January 23, 2015
Horace and Anders discuss the current uncertainty in the commodities markets and take a look at the logical segments of the adoption curve. Could the conventional wisdom between invention and product in the market be wrong?
January 20, 2015
Horace and Anders discuss this year's CES, Apple's record $25B in payments to developers as well as the initial installment of the Critical Path MBA. How is business taught in schools? What is a business school graduate optimized to do? Horace explains what one might need to know when considering a business degree.
January 16, 2015
Can we measure the time between inception of an idea and the disruption it later causes in the market? Startups are there to discover a job nobody sees yet but not all laboratory experiments make it to commercialization. Horace and Anders discuss the timing of disruption and look at Bitcoin as an example.
January 12, 2015
Moisés Chiullan returns to join Horace Dediu in a discussion of the film "The Interview". Could the unique circumstances surrounding this film spur a renaissance in content creation in Hollywood?
December 18, 2014
Horace outlines his work at The Clayton Christensen Institute and sets out a number of topics for upcoming shows. We also revisit YouTube and the art of self promotion.
December 7, 2014
Turning our focus back to "Jobs to be Done" theory, we look at how producers can exceed consumers and the role of the focus group from the "Jobs to be Done" viewpoint. We examine "Jobs to be Done" as an essential core of the product process. Where does this kind of thinking belong in an organization? Should we be redefining what being "the best" means? We close with a discussion about the "Job to be Done" of social media and how it might relate to the seven deadly sins.
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