The Association of Shareware Professionals put the business, largely domestic, between $ 10 and $ 20 million annually—even with only an estimated 10 percent of customers paying to register a shareware title. Forbes magazine marveled at the trend, writing in 1988 that "if this doesn't sound like a very sound way to build a business, think again." Shareware, it argued, relied not on expensive advertising but on word of mouth or, as one practitioner put it, "word of …
…explaining what startups are and how they work to the' Association 2012 meeting. If you're new to startups, 's the guy to explain it to you. If startups are old hat to you, you'll find it entertaining listening while you work.
My favourite nugget of wisdom lines from Steve's presentation: On day one, disruptive innovation looks like a toy to large corporations .
Thanks to John MacRitchie for pointing this one out!
…like reading on native apps, according to a recent Online . Association's study
And the numbers are telling:
41% of tablet readers prefer checking out the headlines of their favorite magazines or newspapers on a browser than a native.
30% prefer native
22% prefer reader apps , such as and Zinio.
Out of the same 2,540 people surveyed, 71% prefer using tablets to mobile phones when reading the latest news. The …
We're extending this into a half day workshop on January 20th that goes into practical details …
Last week I gave a talk at theAssociation together with 's and Reid MacTavish on the lessons we've learned in integrating Lean Startup, and Agile Development. Here are the slides from the talk - a video recording will follow soon.
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…Steve Engels invited me to speak in front of a group of high school teachers at the ACSE ( Association for Computer Studies Educators) Conference taking place on Saturday. I'm going to be showing them programming for high school students on as well as with the Kodu game development environment.
Well, it won't be all sleep. I'll have to pack for my Monday flight to TechDays Halifax!
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Lean Startup, Pragmatic Marketing, User Experience Design and Agile Development are all approaches to improve your odds of creating successful products. Are they mutually exclusive, or can you assemble them together to make a lean, mean product success machine?
…registration page . For more information, see John Weigelt's blog .
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