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  1. Becoming Trader Joe is a funny case study in this. The author talks about all the macroeconomic concerns he had at various times in the company's existence—tech layoffs! Inflation! Kondratieff Cycles!—but it turns out that pretty much regardless of how well or how badly the economy was doing, the right way for him to spend his time was making sure TJ's had a good wine selection at a great price.