Re: In The YEAR 2025 will we all be co-workers?
a few years ago one would have thought GM was the leader in autos and would never or could never fail in losing that spot,
before Lowe's and Home depot, there was Hugh M. Woods and builder's Square in the Colorado urban areas,
Circuit city I think was a leader just a few years ago in electronics,
back in the early 70's Rockwell international was buying out ever thing, they owned Delta wood working, faucets, and rockets, and much more, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockwell_International
there will be company that come and companies that go,
I have a box, in my dinning area by the wood stove that "ADVO" Coffee had come in and was left in an attic of the house when it was built, back in the early 1900's from what I can find it was a huge supply house of foods and goods, in the early 1900's now most have never hear of the company,
yes there are large companies, and depending on management they may continue, or they may fold, being large is not any guarantee that they will make it, yes they may be taking over everything in sight, but that does not mean that they really know what there doing,
Yes it will change the landscape of the business world, as companies are bought up and new ones come in,
you do not see the "old lumber yards" or hard ware stores of yesteryear, unless there just existing any new store, is patterned off the box store model,
I think there will always be niche stores and businesses,
one of the problems is any time one grows, usually some thing is lost, if the mom and pop store expand to two stores, (some times it is just the personality of the owner) the second store will not have the same personality of the first, and as they grown more is lost,
even take a hamburger stand of 40 years ago, and compare it to McDonnell's of today,
what McD's has is resonable good but more so consistence taste from store to store, you can go in to one in CA and the food will taste the same as one in NY or NE, so you know what your getting, but if you want good tasting food try independent stand that has some local fame,
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