Horace Dediu

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Horace Dediu
Born Horace H. Dediu
(1968-02-25) February 25, 1968 (age 49)
Residence Helsinki, Finland
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Nationality United States
Alma mater  • Tufts University
 • Harvard University
Occupation Author, Blogger, mobile analyst
Website asymco.com

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[edit]

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 Blog,[6] and is often interviewed by other news sources as an Apple expert.[7][8]

See also[edit]


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