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  • 167: David Sundahl

    Jan 26, 2016, 1:30 pm
    Horace interviews David Sundahl, fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute.
  • 166: A Glance at Apple

    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.
  • 165: Audio Port

    Dec 18, 2015, 7:00 pm
    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.
  • 164: Rocky II

    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.
  • 163: You Say You Want a Revolution

    Nov 13, 2015, 12:30 pm
    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…
  • 162: Nerd Culture

    Oct 19, 2015, 3:45 pm
    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.
  • 161: Who's Jack Dorsey

    Oct 9, 2015, 4:00 pm
    Horace and Anders answer reader questions and opine on Jeremy Clarkson's crew.
  • 160: Metamorphosis

    Oct 2, 2015, 6:30 pm
    Apple's 13 Million iPhone weekend and the iPad Pro and listener questions on the 160th episode of The Critical Path.
  • 159: The Appification of TV, Revisited

    Sep 23, 2015, 5:00 pm
    Horace and Anders revisit Apple TV and answer listener questions in this special 2 hour episode.
  • 158: Disrupt Yourself with Whitney Johnson

    Sep 4, 2015, 4:00 pm
    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?
  • 157: Modular Revolution

    Aug 28, 2015, 5:00 pm
    Horace discusses the recent market turmoil and takes listener questions on everything from Alphabet to SpaceX.
  • 156: Power and Charm

    Aug 25, 2015, 7:00 pm
    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.
  • 155: New Production Method

    Horace and Anders discuss car production methods, the BMW i3, tubular and composite frame construction and how Uber could change the landscape.
  • 154: Come Fly With Me

    Mon 5:00pm
    Horace and Anders talk about the "Plug Bug", safety in the aircraft industry and take listener questions.
  • 153: Across the USA

    Jun 22, 2015, 1:30 pm
    On the heals of an epic driving trip across the United States, Horace discusses WWDC and takes listener questions from Twitter.
  • 152: Chief Jobs Officer Part 2

    Jun 4, 2015, 10:45 pm
    Horace talks about Jony Ive's promotion and answers listener questions on everything from Apple TV to the need for companies to "have children".
  • 151: Why Herbivores Could Never Read

    Jun 2, 2015, 1:30 pm
    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.
  • 150: Circling Back

    May 21, 2015, 7:00 pm
    Horace interviews Anders about Goldman Sachs' investment in Internet finance company Circle and we take listener questions over Twitter.
  • 149: Whippersnapper

    May 4, 2015, 4:30 pm
    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.
  • 148: Fight for the Wrist

    Apr 30, 2015, 9:15 pm
    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.
  • 147: Attracting the Mind

    Apr 28, 2015, 9:00 pm
    Horace and Anders look at the segments of the luxury market and consider how success can be measured in Apple's watch business.
  • 146: Bob Moesta

    Apr 9, 2015, 9:45 am
    Bob Moesta demonstrates Jobs to be Done interview technique by speaking with Horace about a car purchase.
  • 145: Arbitrage

    Mar 26, 2015, 10:30 pm
    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?
  • 144: The Hookup

    Mar 10, 2015, 2:00 pm
    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?
  • 143: Moving Parts

    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?
  • 142: The Great Insufficiency

    Feb 26, 2015, 5:45 pm
    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…
  • 141: Old Dogs

    Feb 17, 2015, 9:30 pm
    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…
  • 140: Apple Earnings Call

    Feb 17, 2015, 9:00 pm
    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…
  • 139: The Great Gap

    Jan 23, 2015, 5:00 pm
    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?
  • 138: The Critical MBA

    Jan 20, 2015, 10:00 am
    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…
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