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11 obres 1,379 Membres 43 Ressenyes

Sobre l'autor

Marc Levinson is the author of several books, including The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger (Princeton). He was finance and economics editor at The Economist and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Inclou aquests noms: Marc Levinson, Marc Levinson

Obres de Marc Levinson

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Data de naixement
1953-07-25
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Professions
journalist
economist

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Who knew a book about shipping containers could be so interesting?
 
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danielskatz | Hi ha 29 ressenyes més | Dec 26, 2023 |
Dense but fascinating look inside the rise and fall of A&P—which can be framed as a predecessor to Walmart in terms of business model and market tactics. A rich history of changes in grocery retail and anti-trust legislation.

The main disappointment with this book was that, despite the title, there wasn't as much attention paid to the actual experiences of merchants, independent grocers, and wholesalers that lost their way of life due to the proliferation of chainstores.
 
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amsilverny | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Feb 22, 2023 |
FYI, 58% of this book is the book, the rest is notes, bibliography, and index. I checked it out from my library, yay libraries!

Although the author goes into the kind of detail my brain will never retain, and although I did skim and even skip several chapters because of that, I did get the sort of overall understanding I was looking for, so that's a win. I'd thought the process from breakbulk shipping to streamlining in large containers was less fraught than it turned out to have been. Well, humans will human; we want prosperity, but we get in each other's and our own way more often than not.… (més)
 
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terriaminute | Hi ha 29 ressenyes més | Dec 4, 2022 |
A really good history and a quick read but leaves you wanting so much more of the details especially outside of the USA and Europe.
 
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eatonphil | Hi ha 29 ressenyes més | May 8, 2022 |

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Obres
11
Membres
1,379
Popularitat
#18,646
Valoració
3.9
Ressenyes
43
ISBN
60
Llengües
4

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