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Growth is getting more challenging. Andrew Chen's latest post looks at several trends in tech, and what they mean for growth, including: - Mobile platform consolidation - Competition on paid channels - Banner blindness = shitty clickthroughs - Superior tooling - Smarter, faster competitors - Competing with boredom is easier than competing with Google/Facebook

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    Sean Ellis

    almost 3 years ago #

    I definitely agree that growth is getting hard. But it has gotten progressively harder over the last 20 years that I've worked on growing businesses.

    I think a value based approach is key today. Value is critical for both retention and referral. Unfortunately creating value in the first place is really hard. So when you have it, you need to understand truly it. This will allow you to set the right promise and then work quickly to deliver value based on that promise. If you do this effectively, you'll have a fighting chance dealing with the challenges that Andrew outlines in his essay.