Horace Dediu

Horace H. Dediu (born February 25, 1968) [1] is a Romanian-American industry analyst with a focus on mobile phones and especially Apple Inc.

He is known for his analysis of Apple’s business strategy and predictions of their financials. [2]

He hosts the talk show The Critical Path on 5by5 Studios and blogs at asymco.com .

Early life and education

Dediu was born in Romania , then went to high school in Medford , Massachusetts , after his parents emigrated to the United States.

After receiving a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Tufts University , located in Medford, he received a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University , located in Cambridge , Massachusetts. [3] He was a student of Clayton Christensen , and frequently cites Christensen in his podcasts and on his website. [4]


Dediu was an analyst for Nokia in Helsinki , Finland , from February 2001 to April 2009, (with responsibility for Research in Motion and Microsoft ). [5]

He founded Asymco in April 2010.

Dediu also writes for the Harvard Business Review , [6] and is often interviewed by other news sources as an Apple expert. [7] [8]

See also

  • Biography portal
  • Information technology portal
  • Journalism portal
  • List of Harvard University people
  • List of non-fiction writers
  • List of people from Massachusetts
  • List of Tufts University people


  1. Jump up^ US Public Records IndexVol 1 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), 2010.
  2. Jump up^ Elmer-DeWitt, Philip. “The New King of Apple Analysts” . Fortune . Retrieved 29 October 2011 .
  3. Jump up^ People of asymco. “Asymco.com” . Retrieved 29 October 2011 .
  4. Jump up^ Dediu, Horace. “Clayton Christensen and Siri” . Asymco.com . Retrieved 29 October 2011 .
  5. Jump up^ http://5by5.tv/criticalpath/94
  6. Jump up^ Dediu, Horace. “Google’s Strategic Mistakes Drove Motorola Buy” . Harvard Business Review . Retrieved 29 October 2011 .
  7. Jump up^ Carmody, Tim (October 17, 2011). “What Apple’s Big Weekend Means in the Global Smartphone Market” . Wired . Retrieved 29 October 2011 .
  8. Jump up^ Hardawar, Devindra. “Apple Now World’s No. 1 Smartphone Vendor, Has More Cash than US Gov.” . VentureBeat . Retrieved 29 October 2011 .

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