Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Podunk power

Big global fashion house Hugo Boss is headquartered in smallish Metzingen, Germany. Mark Landler of the NYTimes finds this peculiar, calling Metzingen a "one-horse town" and a "Podunk location," but helpfully explains that this is a "tradition in German business: the strong global company with parochial roots."

Oh. That's a German tradition? Wonder if they've heard about it in Bentonville and Cincinnati?

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