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In the News

IKEA founder Kamprad passes away

Jim Riley

28th January 2018

Hard to think of a better example of strong organisational culture that is formed and shaped by the founder. Ingvar Kamprad has died today.

He started the company at age 17, growing IKEA into the world's biggest furniture retailer.

The Financial Times hailed him as "the man who gave decent design to millions of people at an affordable price."

The New York Times wrote that he was "a true pioneer in entrepreneurship and a most modest man,  who never travelled first class despite his personal wealth."

We have brought together links to coverage of Ingvar Kamprad's death for students and teachers interested in the background to the IKEA story.

Jim Riley

Jim co-founded tutor2u alongside his twin brother Geoff! Jim is a well-known Business writer and presenter as well as being one of the UK's leading educational technology entrepreneurs.

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