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A Marketer's Complete Guide to Launching Mobile Apps According to former CEO of AppVee and AndroidApps Alex Ahlund, the average cost to develop a mobile app is $6,453 -- and the cost can skyrocket to as much as $150,000 depending on the complexity of the app. Wherever you fall on that spectrum, the money and resources you dedicate to conceptualizing and developing a truly great mobile app can all be put to waste if you don't orchestrate a proper mobile app launch. In fact, in December 2011, the 1 millionth mobile app was pushed to market. To give you an idea of just how quickly these mobile apps are being released, at the end of 2010, there were 300,000 mobile apps. That's a 233% increase in just 12 months. In other words, that's a lot of clutter in mobile app stores (and we won't even get into the fact that 1 in 4 apps, once downloaded, are never used again.)

Table of Contents This Blog Linked From Here Saturday, April 11, 2009 Table of Contents Below are the posts, videos, book reviews/summaries, articles and reports relating to business models and business model innovation, so far published on this blog.Posts Videos How to design your Business Model as a Lean Startup If you spend time exploring innovation frameworks, you know that configuration of such frameworks largely apply, assembly, and build upon previous work (hat off to science). I have come to explore conformity of two emerging frameworks; the Business Model Ontology by Alex Osterwalder and the Lean Startup methodology by Eric Ries. The result, the Lean Startup and Business Model Canvas pattern is illustrated below. Osterwalder’s Business Model Ontology proposes a single reference model based on the similarities of a wide range of business model configurations.

workshop capture templates for customer journeys, content workflows, business model canvas and more… workshop capture templates for customer journeys, content workflows, business model canvas and more… At ThoughtWorks we tend to go fairly loose and fast with documentation. Often the “capture” of workshop sessions is a few photographs and a tonne of share understanding between participants. This all works if you are transitioning straight into a build, and the entire team is present in the workshops, but if the organization is not ready to rock this “loose and fast” method can present some problems. Emerging Companies Perkins Coie, LLP Developing a solid intellectual property ("IP") strategy is essential for emerging companies preparing for market entrance. A sharp understanding and tactical plan for protecting your IP is critical not only before you start, but also during the lifespan of the company. Good "IP hygiene" demands that IP is protected from the start of your enterprise. What Is “IP Hygiene?”

7 Powerful Public Speaking Tips From One of the Most-Watched TED Talks Speakers You’d never know it, but Simon Sinek is naturally shy and doesn’t like speaking to crowds. At parties, he says he hides alone in the corner or doesn’t even show up in the first place. He prefers the latter. Yet, with some 22 million video views under his belt, the optimistic ethnographer also happens to be the third most-watched TED Talks presenter of all time. Eight Models of Business Models, & Why They're Important The term Business Model is one that gets thrown around a lot these days. Even though it might sound like a buzzword to you, it’s important to understand what a business model is, and how they are useful. One of the confusing things about the business model concept is that there are a wide variety of models of business models, and it seems as though everyone that talks about them makes up a new one. This can be frustrating if you are trying to figure out how to use the concept. At their core, all business models address this questions: how do we sustainably deliver value to our customers?

Lean Startup Lean startup is a methodology for developing businesses and products. The methodology aims to shorten product development cycles by adopting a combination of business-hypothesis-driven experimentation, iterative product releases, and validated learning. The central hypothesis of the lean startup methodology is that if startup companies invest their time into iteratively building products or services to meet the needs of early customers, they can reduce the market risks and sidestep the need for large amounts of initial project funding and expensive product launches and failures.[1][2] History[edit]

PSD Templates - Free Running - Flat Style PSD Single Page Free Running single page with it’s clean and minimalist flat style design is suitable for any purposes (business, corporate, sport, travel, webdesign/development agencies, and more…). These 8 PSD files are fully layered and layers are well named and organized within folders to make them easily accessible and use. Open Sans (non-standard) Startup Lessons from Election Day 2012 After billions of dollars spent on ads, gigabytes of campaign emails and countless hours of productivity put into Nate Silver's polling blog, Election Day is finally here. But don't despair, entrepreneurs – there are plenty of lessons that your startup can take from the campaign trail. 1. “Strategery.” You can't predict the future but you can (and should) be as calculating as possible. Just as a candidate needs a game plan before a debate or a path to 270 electoral votes, startups need a business plan that will inform decision-making.

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