The Critical Path

The Critical Path

The Critical Path is a talk show contemplating the causality of success and failure in the evolving story of mobile computing and related industries. Using Apple as a lens to look at existing and emerging tech markets, we try to understand what it means to be great.

Hosted by Anders Brownworth and Horace Dediu.



#182: The Apple Production System

July 9, 2016 at 7:30AM • 1 hour 9 minutes

Horace and Anders discuss the evolution of production systems and take listener questions.


#181: Tesla and SolarCity

June 26, 2016 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 15 minutes

Horace and Anders discuss Tesla's proposed takeover of SolarCity.


#180: Asking the Right Question

June 16, 2016 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 6 minutes

Horace and Anders discuss the numbers from WWDC, what didn't come from WWDC and cars!


#179: Pre-WWDC

June 9, 2016 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 32 minutes

In this special pre-WWDC show, Horace and Anders discuss the enterprise, NSA and landing a helicopter at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.


#178: Special Edition

June 1, 2016 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 13 minutes

Horace and special co-host Farshad Nayeri discuss Log Log Scale, the iPhone SE and Artificial Intelligence.


#177: Moving Parts

May 20, 2016 at 9:00AM • 1 hour 35 minutes

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.


#176: The Over-Under Service Dichotomy

May 13, 2016 at 11:00PM • 1 hour 25 minutes

Horace talks about developments in Disruption theory. A fairly long and deep discourse on the state-of-the-art in innovation theory development.


#175: There Is No Such Thing As A Free Service

May 5, 2016 at 9:00PM • 1 hour 25 minutes

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.


#174: Automobile: The Next Generation

April 30, 2016 at 10:45PM • 56 minutes

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)


#173: iPod, iPhone, iPad, i3?

April 15, 2016 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 30 minutes

Horace explains why he was wrong about the BMW i3. Also, more Q&A.