Jan’s taking on a new full-time job and stepping away from his role as an independent analyst, which means we’re taking a bit of a break from the podcast after this episode, and will post less frequent episodes in future. With that context, we’re in a contemplative mood and decided to make this episode a discussion about the state of the tech industry. We tackle a few distinct themes: the power of incrementalism in the face of a bias towards big inventions; the maturity of key markets and the market structures that’s driving us to; changing competitive dynamics and the increasing power of a few big players; and the role that regulation might play in the future of the industry and changing all that.
As always, you’ll find links to these stories and other things we discussed underneath the SoundCloud player embedded below.
Here are some useful links relating to this week’s episode (Tech Narratives links unless otherwise stated):
- Jan’s blog post about his job change
- Jan’s last Techpinions post, on the state of the tech industry
- Vivint Smart Home website
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