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Asymcar 24: Get rid of the Model T men

Should organizations hire people with industry skills and experience or capable, driven outsiders?

Horace shares tales from Henry Ford’s personnel practices during the Model T to Model A transition.

A discussion of aesthetics and jobs to be done. Tesla’s development, supply chain, aesthetics and market position while contrasting that with Toyota’s introduction of the Prius.

We close with speculation on what a “meaningful contribution” to the auto ecosystem might look like.

The Critical Path #158

Horace interviews Whitney Johnson about her new book Disrupt Yourself. How can the theory of disruptive innovation be applied to you? How can you disrupt yourself?

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Influencer Insights Podcast | Kea Company’s Influencer Insights

Over the last couple of years we have been witness to the rise (and fall) of new research initiatives. What defines them, and what drives them to take on the market as they do? Hosts Thom and Derk Erbé are joined by Phil Fersht, Michael Coté, William Tincup and Horace Dediu. The panel drills down on new types of industry analysts and how they will change the IT research landscape.This is the third and final part of this podcast.

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The Critical Path #157

Horace discusses the recent market turmoil and takes listener questions on everything from Alphabet to SpaceX.

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The Critical Path #156

Horace and Anders discuss Uber’s transportation business and discuss how software modularizes the world. In the second half of the show, they take listener questions posted to Twitter using the hashtag #CriticalQuestion.

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Impetus | Transcribing Asymcar

Due to some research and related writing I’ve been working on which revolve around the potential for disruption in the auto industry, I have wanted the ability to quickly search the Asymcar and The Critical Path podcasts to locate material I remember hearing. Naturally, this is difficult at best with the material in audio format only.  I know that an edited version of the first year of TCP was presented in a book format some time ago. But since Asymcar contains much of the content that I needed to referenc

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Podcast: The New Industry Analysts, Who Are They? (Part Two)

Over the last couple of years we have been witness to the rise (and fall) of new research initiatives. What defines them, and what drives them to take on the market as they do? Hosts Thom and Derk Erbé are joined by Phil Fersht, Michael Coté, William Tincup and Horace Dediu. The panel drills down on new types of industry analysts and how they will change the IT research landscape.

This is the second part of this podcast. The first part can be found here.

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Podcast: The New Industry Analysts, Who Are They? (Part One)

Over the last couple of years we have been witness to the rise (and fall) of new research initiatives. What defines them, and what drives them to take on the market as they do?

Hosts Thom and Derk Erbé are joined by Phil Fersht, Michael Coté, William Tincup and Horace Dediu. The panel drills down on new types of industry analysts and how they will change the IT research landscape.

Source: Podcast: The New Industry Analysts, Who Are They? (Part One)

The Critical Path #155: The New Production Method

Horace and Anders discuss car production methods, the BMW i3, tubular and composite frame construction and how Uber could change the landscape.

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The Critical Path #154: Come Fly With Me

Horace and Anders talk about the “Plug Bug”, safety in the aircraft industry and take listener questions.

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