The Critical Path #141: Old Dogs

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 show, Horace and Anders discuss Amazon as retail goes online.

via 5by5 | The Critical Path #141: Old Dogs.

  • Jacob Williams

    I’ll put it this way…. With my YouTube channel that teaches programming, I have more students than college professors. More people are spending time listening to me every month than any CS program on a college campus.

    Attached is a visual representation of how many people watch my tutorials each month. That stadium holds about 65,000 people. By the end of the year I’ll have double to triple that amount with the current trend.

    But here’s the point most people miss: Online education isn’t and doesn’t have to replace traditional education. That is the wrong idea. Online education significantly “increases” the amount of overall consumption of education. Not a doubling. A 10X to 1000X amount of total hours spent in the pursuit of knowledge.

    Online education is not going to replace traditional education. Universities aren’t my competitors anymore than a house phone competes with an iPhone. One exists in an existing market while the other expands and creates new consumption.

  • Jacob Williams

    I don’t know if you saw my tweet to David Heinemeier Hansson. (Creator of Ruby on Rails.) He follows you Horace and said you put out great stuff. I really think he would make a great guest on your show. He’s written two books on business strategy.



    You should tweet him @dhh

    He will bring you a lot of new listeners. You will bring him new readers as well.

  • stefnagel

    Keyword: unknowing

  • pds

    I’d guess that any data centers in the Pacific Northwest were located near a dam and they were using hydroelectric rather than solar. I’m not sure how viable solar is in northern regions where winter days are short and the sun is low in the sky.