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.



#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.


#164: Rocky II

December 7, 2015 at 6:30PM • 55 minutes

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

November 13, 2015 at 11:30AM • 1 hour 5 minutes

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 within governments.


#162: Nerd Culture

October 19, 2015 at 2:45PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

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

October 9, 2015 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 47 minutes

Horace and Anders answer reader questions and opine on Jeremy Clarkson's crew.