[LINK] Literally, the Desk Top Wars
tomw99 at fastmail.fm
Tue Apr 6 08:30:39 EST 2004
At 4/5/2004 10:55 AM, Adam Todd wrote:
>... Founder of IKEA, Ingvar Kamprad, has proven to the world isn't not
>whether you have Microsoft on your desk or not, it's the desk you put your
>computer on that really has the value. ...
As per the ABC story <http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1081022.htm>
"IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad flies economy class but has reportedly
dislodged Microsoft's Bill Gates as the world's richest man...".
It happens I have bee reading the "Leading by Design: The Ikea Story"
by Bertil Torekull. But almost more interesting than the book are the
comments about it posted to Amazon:
Like one of the Amazon reviewers, I didn't quite "get it" from reading the
book and apparently you have to be Swedish to understand. Perhaps there are
business models with can be applied globally on-line, which are lurking out
there in various cultures.
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