Podcast: Exponent Episode 012 – The Internet Rainforest

On the newest episode of Exponent, the podcast I co-host with James Allworth:

In this week’s episode we discuss how the Internet is enabling not only big winners, but also small, focused niche players, and why that’s exciting. We also discuss the impact this transition will have on society, follow up on last week’s integrated/modular discussion, and in a special “After Dark” segment briefly discuss Ben’s recent experience with Android and theorize that the smartphone market is at equilibrium.


  • Ben Thompson: Daily Update: Micromax Wins on Local Taste – Stratechery (members-only)
  • Rohin Dharmakumar: Can Micromax Become India’s Leading Smartphone Maker? – Forbes India
  • Ben Thompson: How Technology is Changing the World (P&G Edition) – Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Christmas Gifts and the Meaning of Design (includes a reference to P&G’s design process in the footnotes) – Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Pleco: Building a Business, not an App – Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Smartphone Truths and Samsung’s Inevitable Decline – Stratechery
  • Anita Elberse: The Way of The Blockbuster – Harvard Magazine
  • Albert Wenger: It is OK to Worry about Work (& Doesn’t Make you a Luddite or Socialist) – Continuations

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