The Cooperative That Could – The American Prospect

How S Group became Finland’s most dominant retailer

Source: The Cooperative That Could – The American Prospect


S Group’s quiet efficiency is instructive for American leftists as well. Perhaps thanks to the heavy influence of academics on the American left, we have a habit of producing analysis from 30,000 feet, or based on highly abstract metaphysical theories. S Group reminds us of the value of practical expertise and concrete benefits for the broader population. For any institution of serious size to benefit people, careful attention must be paid to the dull details of management and logistics.

S Group might not be the most sizzling, eye-catching subject in the world. But sometimes, it turns out, great successes are like that.

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