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The mobile app ecosystem has seen explosive growth as consumers flock to app stores linked to their mobile platforms and devices. There’s plenty of money in the app economy: ABI Research predicts that mobile app revenue will reach $46 billion by 2016, up from about $8.5 billion in 2011.

But app markets are also becoming incredibly competitive. That means many companies and app developers invest in apps only to see them lost in the “swamp” — the murky, messy, and cluttered app markets.

From a consumer perspective, app markets are difficult to navigate. App… Continue reading

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IMG_9560At Startup Festival in Montreal this week, today saw a Lean Workshop hosted in part by Lean Entrepreneur authors Brant Cooper and Patrick Vlaskovits. The two entrepreneurs and authors spent the morning articulating what makes for a lean entrepreneur or startup, and how lean tactics can apply to companies big and small. The talk was exhaustive, but a couple highlights stood out around what’s meant when people talk about minimum viable products in lean startups, and how to get from there to something that creates the kind of passion that turns consumers into advocates.

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