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  • IBM and Apple: Catharsis

    15 July 2014, 4:33 pm by: asymco-admin

    IBM did not invent personal computing but their “PC” became synonymous with the category. Having entered the market in 1981, the IBM PC quickly became the top selling brand. From 1984 to 1993 IBM sold more PCs than any other vendor, conceding the spot to…
  • Airshow is coming to Tokyo

    14 July 2014, 9:23 am by: Horace Dediu

    I will be conducting our 10th Airshow event in Tokyo on Thursday, 17 July 2014. The purpose of Airshow is to: Understand how data can be used to persuade through an appeal to logic as well as through empathy. Understand the basics of “data…
  • Innovation and the Future of Mobile, with Horace Dediu

    14 July 2014, 6:41 am by: asymco-admin

    Will Sherlin writes: Horace Dediu joins us for the 22nd episode of “The Innovation Engine” podcast to discuss innovation and the future of mobile – what the post-mobile world will look like; how Apple, Google, and others are shaping the mobile experience…
  • The Critical Path #118: The Cook Doctrine

    10 July 2014, 2:25 pm by: Horace Dediu

    We reflect on why the narrative on Apple has changed post-WWDC and analyze both the evolution and consistency of Apple’s culture. Furthermore, what elements of that culture/process/priority setting can be copied? In other words, what does it take to be…
  • Sponsor: Dash

    10 July 2014, 1:34 pm by: Horace Dediu

    Dash is a website that lets people quickly make real-time dashboards. They have an API that allows you to share data from Dropbox or the web with custom widgets like Charts, Speedometers, and Tables. Dash also has dozens of pre-built widgets for services like…
  • Late late majority

    8 July 2014, 7:41 am by: Horace Dediu

    Seven years after the iPhone was launched, 70% of the US population is using smartphones. Smartphones existed before the iPhone so the category is older than seven years but as far as adoption goes this is nearly the fastest ever. The CD Player reached 55% in…
  • Competing effectively against your most potent competitor

    2 July 2014, 11:52 am by: Horace Dediu

    New market disruptions take root in non-consuming contexts. For instance, mobile phone photography began not because early phone cameras were good. They weren’t good at all but good enough when a camera was not within reach. The quality was poor but the…
  • Apple: Lessons in Self-Destruction. Richard Gutjahr’s blog

    2 July 2014, 2:45 am by: asymco-admin

    My thanks to Richard Gutjahr for taking time to talk about self-disruption. I met Richard as the Master of Ceremonies at the Censhare FutureDays event in Munich. He interviewed me for his blog and posted the results as a video and sound file. Richard is a…
  • Sponsor: Tab Dump

    26 June 2014, 11:49 am by: asymco-admin

    Before you analyze, you need the facts, or, put another way, the first step to understanding the tech world is to know what’s actually happening. There are certainly news apps for that, but they’re algorithm based. There are also plenty of websites you can…
  • The Disruption FAQ

    25 June 2014, 11:34 am by: asymco-admin

    Q1. What is disruption? Disruption happens when the strong are defeated by the weak. More precisely it’s when those with unconstrained access to resources have them taken away by those with minimal or no resources. It’s a phenomenon that is in contrast to…

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