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.



#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.


#172: This is my iPad Pro, and this is my other iPad Pro.

April 10, 2016 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 34 minutes

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.


#171: Happy 40th

March 31, 2016 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

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.


#170: Bending the Adoption Curve

March 31, 2016 at 8:45PM • 1 hour 42 minutes

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.


#169: Earnings

February 4, 2016 at 6:00PM • 38 minutes

Horace discusses Apple earnings and PC shipment data.


#168: Exposed Skin

February 18, 2016 at 11:15AM • 1 hour 43 minutes

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.


#167: David Sundahl

January 26, 2016 at 12:30PM • 52 minutes

Horace interviews David Sundahl, fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute.


#166: A Glance at Apple

January 7, 2016 at 4:00PM • 57 minutes

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

December 18, 2015 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 7 minutes

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.