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Anisa Telwar Kaicker is CEO and founder of Anisa International, a maker of private label cosmetic brushes and applicators in Atlanta that serves clients such as Estee Lauder and Laura Mercier. She will often ask such customers what they think of a new brush before rolling it out. Even if I went into a client and said this is not fully vetted yet, but I’d like your insight, they were always honored to have a first look,â€ she says. They would be the ones buying the product.â€ To protect her ideas, she routinely files for provisional patents and will mention in conversations, This is patent pending.â€ Her firm, founded more than 20 years ago, now generates $40 million in annual revenue, she says.
Adam Smith ‘s book The Wealth of Nations, published in Great Britain in 1776, distinguished between the outputs of what he termed “productive” and “unproductive” labor. The former, he stated, produced goods that could be stored after production and subsequently exchanged for money or other items of value. The latter, however useful or necessary, created services that perished at the time of production and therefore did not contribute to wealth. Building on this theme, French economist Jean-Baptiste Say argued that production and consumption were inseparable in services, coining the term “immaterial products” to describe them.
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