Five lessons from the app-driven economy

What’s something your company does — or something you need done right now — that you’d like to happen with the click of your smartphone screen, and no additional effort?

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Whatever your answer, it’s likely that there’s a startup already doing it. You can get a manicure in your office, have someone swing by for your dry cleaning, have your hair cut in your hotel room, or ask a bike messenger to pick up ten copies of a business book for your team and deliver them to your off-site.

Here’s the list of home services, for example, offered by the startup Handy, which has raised $45 million in venture capital funding since it was founded less than two years ago.

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