Startups can learn from KEA

at the age of 17 Kampad, despite the reading barrier, he was still outstanding at school. So his father gave him a cash reward. It became the capital of IKEA in 1943. But in the beginning, Kampad was just selling some small household items such as frames.

Ingvar Kamprad (Swedish business tycoon Ingvar · Kanpulade) as IKEA (IKEA) at the helm has been more than 70 years, under his leadership, IKEA became the world’s largest furniture retailer, one of the brand is also the most popular in the world.

‘s total assets of up to $48 billion 100 million Kamprad is now one of the richest people in the world start empty-handed entrepreneurs.

Kamprad though he is still a fabulously rich, but simple and innovative people.

let’s take a look at the history of the United States Kamprad website Business Insider collected, look at how he is from the sale of a small jewelry to the neighbor’s children, transformed into the global furniture industry to establish a revolutionary, with annual sales of nearly 30 billion euros of the giant private enterprise.

? Kamprad was born in southern Sweden in 1926. He was only 5 years old when the match started to sell to make money, at the age of 10 living in the street near the bike to sell all kinds of Christmas decorations, and pencil fish.

 

above: Kamprad home, Sm, land

, Sweden?

Kamprad, a German grandmother, is a fanatical follower of Hitler. Influenced by her, Kamprad took part in a Nazi youth movement in his youth. This thing is called him "the biggest mistake" in his life so that he has been writing for brood on even later, his staff’s forgiveness.

at the age of 17 Kampad, despite the reading barrier, he was still outstanding at school. So his father gave him a cash reward. It became the capital of IKEA in 1943. But in the beginning, Kampad was just selling some small household items such as frames. It was not until five years later that he began to enter the furniture industry.

 

above: Kamprad home of the first IKEA mall

company’s name IKEA is the initials of his own name, plus the farm where he was born Elmtaryd and the nearest village Agunnar>

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