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  1. Exponent | A podcast about tech and society, hosted by Ben Thompson and James Allworth

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    Exponent is hosted by Ben Thompson and James Allworth. In this program we seek to explore the massive effect technology is having not only technology companies, but also on society as a whole.

    Ben Thompson is the author of, a website devoted to strategy and technology. Ben currently works at Automattic, the folks behind WordPress, and previously worked for Microsoft and Apple. He is a 2011 graduate of Kellogg Business School, and lives in Taipei, Taiwan. You can follow him on Twitter @monkbent, and read his writing at Stratechery.

    James Allworth is the Director of Strategy at Medallia, an enterprise-focused SaaS startup. James also worked previously at Apple, and as a Fellow at the Forum for Growth and Innovation at Harvard Business School. He is the co-author with Clay Christensen and Karen Dillon of How Will You Measure Your Life. You can follow him on Twitter @jamesallworth, and read his writing at the Harvard Business Review blog.

    Episode 001 – The Garbage Truck Song

    In this, the first episode of the Exponent podcast, we talk about our background, Microsoft and disruption, and the meaning of culture. We also explore our goals for this podcast, and just a bit about Taiwanese garbage trucks.

    Show Notes:

    If Steve Ballmer Ran Apple link

    The Halo Effect:…and Eight Other Business Delusions that Deceive Managers link

    Skating Towards the Goal link

    Bill Gates’ Steve Jobs Moment link

    Friction link

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    Posted: 02.20.2014.

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