Anton Wahlman joins us as we dive into numbers, production curves and the clash between reality, vision and hubris over autonomous carsTesla’s “financial equation” merits much discussion interspersed with reflections on an EV landscape littered with government subsidies.We close with accounting, including a dissertation on variable costs and the burden of “dealerless” car sales.
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.
Source: The Critical Path #175
We are ready to roll out Airshow 2.0, a redesigned curriculum for motion-based data presentations.
Three years ago, we created the Airshow concept as a study of how stories come alive using data. We drew inspiration from cinematography and combined with the work of Welles, Tufte and Rosling to build a new theory of presentations. We offered explanations of:
- How and why are presentations different from one-on-one interactions?
- Will new user interface metaphors such as touch help tell stories better than the slide advance clicker?
- Are motion and interaction an effective ways to present? If so, how are they to be choreographed and directed?
- How does “camera position” affect a data story?
Since that initial concept, we have learned far more.
Airshow 2.0 moves beyond executing a story in pixels to the writing and directing process. As before, we teach using the process itself: through stories presented as data.
A full-day presentation of Airshow 2.0 will debut on May 28 in Boston. We will also hold a special performance in San Francisco on Saturday June 11 (weekend before WWDC) to commemorate Airshow’s third anniversary.
To register, or for more information, see http://airshow.io/ . A 30% discount is available to early registrants.
Brand (new) theory: Can a well known brand do something new? Must the new thing stand alone? Must it have a new name, a new distribution model? We evaluate BMW’s “i” sub-brand from both a strategic and tactical perspective. Also a more nuanced review of the i3 after driving it a while. What is the real job it does.
Source: Asymcar #31
Horace explains why he was wrong about the BMW i3. Also, more Q&A.
Source: The Critical Path #173
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.
Source: The Critical Path #172
We talk finance and other curiosities with Sviatoslav Rosov PhD, CFA, Analyst.
Beginning with Henry Ford’s “Old Fashioned Layaway Plan” followed by the launch of General Motors Acceptance Corporation, the Certified Pre-Owned sleight of hand and today’s auto sales finance and reporting controversies all shaped the industry. Finance is one of many vectors which tie the system together into what its is.
We once again explore the other vectors that might open disruptive opportunities for an entrant. Wide ranging discussion touching all the big points ultimately asking whether Big Bang change is coming. Or will it the big whimper?
The latest episode of Significant Digits is available for download.
In One Infinite we loop you in on the last show at the Loop. We expand on the small numbers and condense the big numbers.
Horace and Jim begin with the industry’s rhetorical bubble. We consider the auto eco-system’s atmospherics on auto companions and quickly revert back to the reality of today’s manufacturing practices and industry lead times.
Source: Asymcar #29