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  • The Critical Path #135: Fruit Fly Analysis

    Fri 3:20am By Horace Dediu
    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. via 5by5 | The Critical Path #135: Fruit Fly Analysis.
  • The Innovator’s Stopwatch. Part 2

    Tue 5:45pm By Horace Dediu
    The adoption curve has been used to categorize adopters into groups by their behavior: innovators, early adopters, early majority, late majority and laggards. This categorization asserts that adoption is function of psychology, or the likelihood of people to…
  • The Innovator’s Stopwatch. Part 1

    Dec 10, 2014, 2:19 pm By Horace Dediu
    At the end of October 2014 about 73% of US mobile users owned a smartphone. In March of 2005 2% of US mobile users owned a smartphone  (comScore). In absolute terms the number of users increased from about 4 million to 176 million and these 172 million new…
  • The Critical Path #134: Chief Jobs Officer

    Dec 8, 2014, 11:09 am By asymco-admin
    Turning our focus back to “Jobs to be Done” theory, we look at how producers can exceed the expectations of consumers and the role of the focus group from a “Jobs to be Done” perspective. We examine “Jobs to be Done” as an essential core of the…
  • Airshow 12 coming to Boston December 18th

    Dec 4, 2014, 11:20 am By asymco-admin
    Airshow, now in it’s twelfth iteration, is coming back to Boston on the 18th. This time we have Fidelity Investments as a sponsor and their inspiring venue at ThinkSpace, 245 Summer Street, as our setting. If you are interested in how data and…
  • Sponsor: Harvest Forecast

    Dec 4, 2014, 10:06 am By asymco-admin
    Managing teams is hard. Imagine it’s Monday morning and your team doesn’t know what they’re working on for the week. Plans change and schedules change with them. Spreadsheets weren’t built for this. Harvest Forecast is a tool designed to plan your…
  • Retail in 2020

    Dec 1, 2014, 10:41 am By Horace Dediu
    This year’s Thanksgiving and Black Friday data from IBM shows a continuing pattern of growth for mobile devices. As the graph below shows, in the five years since 2010 mobile devices grew from 5% of the online shopping traffic to 50%.  Traditional…
  • Yet another billion dollar business

    Nov 28, 2014, 1:48 pm By Horace Dediu
    I tried to assess the opportunity of Apple Pay but found it to be mostly dependent on how quickly card payments will overtake cash. It seems that as payments move to a digital format they will move to a mobile device. The hurdle isn’t going from a card to a…
  • The Critical Path #133: Transcendental Valuation

    Nov 28, 2014, 12:35 pm By Horace Dediu
    Having reached $700 billion we ask whether $1 trillion is an achievable valuation for Apple. We also discuss why this is not at all interesting. Also, the future of banking. The Critical Path #133: Transcendental Valuation.
  • How The Magic Happens

    Nov 26, 2014, 9:05 am By Horace Dediu
    Andre Briggs: This is why is so hard to explain to outsiders what it is that I actually do sometimes. Sure, everyone on my team designs and develops but at the core we are constantly persuading with varying degrees of success. via How The Magic Happens – FOR…
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