Episode 002: Fat as a Service (FaaS)

Episode 002: “Fat as a Service”
Hosts: Jon Nathanson, Ben Thompson
Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes

00:00:00 INTRODUCTION

  • Accidental Tech Podcast, Episode 61: “Perfectly Neutral” link

00:02:40 NIKE AND APPLE (BRAND, EXPERIENCE, BUSINESS MODELS, WEARABLES)

  • Nike Fires FuelBand Engineers link
  • Secret thread re: FuelBand link
  • Apple and Nike link

00:40:30 INSIDE APPLE (CULTURE, ORGANIZATION, DETAILS, MARKETING)

  • John Siracusa: “Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow” link
  • “Teleology” Wikipedia
  • Vector episode with Matt Drance link

00:57:30 THE NEW LUXURY MARKET

  • The End of Aspiration link
  • “Capital in the 21st Century” by Thomas Piketty link

01:05:50 THE FUTURE OF “THE BEST” (IMAGE vs. QUALITY, GUCCI vs. APPLE)

01:10:25 WHAT TO EXPECT FROM WEARABLES (iWATCH, GLASS, ECOSYSTEMS, MVP)

01:25:00 FEEDBACK FROM LAST EPISODE

  • Evernote and the “Internet of Me”
  • Stratechery Relaunch & Site Feedback

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Host: Ben Thompson (@monkbent)
Host and Producer: Jon Nathanson (@jonnathanson)