Sunday, September 4, 2011


Recommended listening: an interview on Fresh Air with Marc Levinson about his book, The Great A&P.

Most interesting is his description of what grocery stores were like before the advent of this huge chain about a century ago. Also, I liked learning how the chain eventually fell apart. There are lessons on the life cycle of businesses to be learned here. There is an unavoidable analogy to Wal-Mart, too.