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All societies have their own specific culture and moral standing. In Sweden there is a terrible mill culture (Bruksmentalitet in Swedish). Corporates have their own morals and culture as well; usually relating back to the original entrepreneur.

IKEAWhen great entrepreneurial companies grow, they hire legal staff and build a HR-department and this is the tipping point; this is where the adaptability stops.

Today the IKEA founder (a young look-alike, think-alike) Ingvar Kamprad would not be hired by IKEA. The reason is simple: He is a free thinker. He does not fit in.

Read the whole article at EQapital.se

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