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The Ikea Edge: Building Global Growth and Social Good at the World's Most Iconic Home Store

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Praise for "The IKEA Edge"

A very good book from a talented business leader [that links] values, culture, and the achievement of business and social objectives together. I have read it now three times and learned something from every passage.
Michael Spence, recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, 2001

With Anders Dahlvig s recommendations, we could solv
Hardcover, 191 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by McGraw-Hill (first published November 13th 2011)
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Jul 30, 2015 Choonghwan rated it liked it

There are only a small number of retail firms which are successful at both home and abroad: Yes to Ikea and H&M; No to Wal-Mart and Tesco. Unlike leading global manufactures like Apple and Samsung who can innovate in one country and sell to every country, retailers belong to service industry which needs to face different biz environment and customers’ tastes whenever they enter new one.

Only those companies, which are focused enough to manage complexity of retailing and have enough power to
Niels Willemsen
Aug 04, 2014 Niels Willemsen rated it really liked it
Must read for all BBA/MBA students. It gave me nice insights into Ikea. Lectures by Dahlvig related to this book can be found on YouTube. I sometimes use examples from the book and part of the lectures in my classes.
Nguyen Truc
Aug 05, 2015 Nguyen Truc rated it really liked it
Different perspective into this giant home furniture retailer/manufacturer.
Mar 05, 2012 Melissa rated it really liked it
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I think I've become spoiled by all of the entertainingly written business books available, because this book is packed with actionable advice backed up by Dahlvig's ten years of experience as CEO of Ikea, but I was a little relieved when it was over. I didn't find his style very engaging, hence the four stars, but again, there is a wealth of rock solid information presented in a very pragmatic way, so it's well worth the read.
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Feb 18, 2013 Daniel Oon rated it liked it
Not a read-as-you go book, the author makes it goes the direction of how Ikea operations and how its being affected and affect others. Very executive-technical
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Mar 29, 2013 Lori Grant rated it really liked it
A should-read autobiograpy on leadership for knowledge workers, managers, directors, C-levels, and entrepreneurs.
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