Exponent is a podcast about tech and society hosted by Ben Thompson and James Allworth

Ben Thompson is the author and founder of Stratechery, a blog about the business and strategy of technology. You can follow him on Twitter @benthompson.

James Allworth is the co-author with Clay Christensen of How Will You Measure Your Life and a writer for the Harvard Business Review. You can follow him on Twitter @jamesallworth.

Episode 124 — The Watch, The Phone, The Beatles

Ben and James discuss Apple’s the cellular Apple Watch, the iPhone X and 8 markets, and whether the opening was over-the-top.

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  • Episode 018: Agree to Disagree — Exponent
  • Ben Thompson: The Lessons and Questions of the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: The Cellular Apple Watch — Stratechery Daily Update
  • Ben Thompson: Apple Watch: Asking Why and Saying No — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: What I Got Wrong About Apple Watch — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Beyond the iPhone — Stratechery
  • Wearable Fitness Devices Don’t Seem to Make You Fitter — New York Times
  • Ben Thompson: What Clayton Christensen Got Wrong — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Apple’s China Problem — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Best — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Apple, Samsung, and the Parable of the Model T — Stratechery

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Episode 123 — There Is No Going Back

Ben and James discuss the why it is Ben can’t stop talking about Aggregation Theory, and the future of regulation.

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  • Episode 016: Naked People (James first trip to Burning Man) — Exponent
  • Ben Thompson: Everything is Changing; So Should Antitrust — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: TV Advertising’s Strength — and Inevitable Fall — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Ad Agencies and Accountability — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Paypal’s Incentive Problem — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Aggregation Theory — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Dollar Shave Club and the Disruption of Everything — Stratechery
  • Episode 005: The World Has Changed — Exponent
  • Ben Thompson: Antitrust and Aggregation — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Google and the New America Foundation — Stratechery
  • John Gruber: “NYT: ‘Fake Russian Facebook Accounts
    Bought $100,000 in Political Ads’” — Daring Fireball

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Episode 122 — From Intel to Disney

Ben and James discuss the Theory of the Conservation of Attractive Profits, Intel, Netflix, and how it all applies to Disney.

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Episode 121 — The Uber Mutation

Ben and James discuss Benchmark’s lawsuit against Uber and Cloudfare’s ban of Daily Stormer.

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Episode 120 — Google, Antitrust, and Aggregation Theory

Ben and James discuss the European Commission’s antitrust ruling against Google and the challenges of antitrust in a world governed by Aggregation Theory.

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Episode 119 — Amazon and Avocados

Ben and James discuss Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, when acquisitions make sense, and the potential future of antitrust law.

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Episode 118 — Podcasting and Centralization

Ben and James discuss the business of podcasting specifically and advertising generally, and why Apple’s recent changes will have less of an effect than people think.

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Episode 117 — Fruitful Clapping

Ben and James discuss Apple’s WWDC keynote, playing to your strengths, and privacy that matters.

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  • Ben Thompson: Apple’s Strengths and Weaknesses — Stratechery
  • IAMA Foxconn insider with information on next 12 months of hardware updates — Reddit
  • Ben Thompson: Apple’s Organizational Crossroads — Stratechery
  • How Apple’s Siri Lost Her Mojo — Wall Street Journal
  • Zac Cichy on Apple and Privacy — Twitter
  • Ben Thompson: Strategy Credit — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Tim Cook’s Unfair and Unrealistic Privacy Speech, Strategy Credits, The Privacy Priority Problem — Stratechery

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Episode 116 — Blockchain Beauty Contest

Ben and James discuss myths, culture, and blockchains — and yes, bubbles.

NOTE: The original version had a corrupted file. Our apologies.

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  • Ben Thompson: Tulips, Myths, and Cryptocurrencies — Stratechery
  • Abhishek Chakravarty: The Product Manager’s guide to the Blockchain  — Medium
  • Yuval Noah Harari: Sapiens
  • Fred Ehrsam: Blockchain Tokens and the dawn of the Decentralized Business Model — Coinbase Blog
  • Greeks are Rushing to Bitcoin — CNN
  • Facebook accused of targeting ‘insecure’ children and young people, report says — Mashable
  • Ben Thompson: The Cost of Bitcoin — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Selling Feelings — Stratechery

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Episode 115 — Business Matters

Ben and James discuss Google I/O, the importance of business relative to technology, and why Uber is in trouble.

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