Backchannel starts our day with a discussion of the three phases of consumer products. If you are a startup in the consumer space, you should definitely read it. For the second day in a row Valeria Maltoni, writing at Conversation Agent, gives us some excellent content. Today she talks about how access has more value than information. Johanna Rothman sheds some light on why managers ask for estimates. It is really good information for those people that do not pay attention to the business side of a company.

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