Road to Power - How GM’s Barra Shattered Glass Ceiling: Excerpt

(Bloomberg) -- Detroit’s Eastern Market is in a gritty part of town where farmers have been coming to sell produce to urban families for more than a century. Though just a mile or so from General Motors Co.’s buttoned-down headquarters, these blocks could be on a different planet. Colorful graffiti-covered warehouses alternate with rows of early 1900s brick buildings that now hold cafes and restaurants. Today the country’s largest open-air market also draws bearded hipsters who are, slowly, bringing life to the formerly bankrupt city.

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