Ingvar Kamprad vs Steve Jobs

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Ingvar Kamprad and Steve Jobs are two people that have set their footmark forever on this planet. Ingvar Kamprad is founder of the great furniture empire, IKEA. Steve Jobs is best known as one of the co-founders of Apple, the most valuable company on earth. Both these business gurus are huge role models of mine and have definitely changed my way of thinking in several ways.

Mr. Kamprad could be any 85-year-old white man with his faded coat, tinted prescription glasses and scuffed shoes; he looks like just another pensioner scraping by on a tight budget. Even though Steve Jobs left us as a 65 year old, together with his famous black mock turtleneck, blue mom jeans and cheap tennis shoes, they both shared a simple way of dressing.

According to a journal, Steve jobs was born and raised in a Californian lower-middle class suburban neighborhood as an adoptive child. Mr. Job’s mom was an accountant and dad was a machinist for a company that made lasers. He grew up in a neighborhood of engineers working on electronics and other gadgets in their garages on weekends. This shaped his interest in the field as he grew up. In contrast to Steve´s childhood, Ingvar was born and raised on a big farm in Sweden. According to magazine, Ingvar is a second-generation Swede. His

grandfather brought the family from Germany to Sweden and was a landlord back in Germany. Ingvar´s parents were very poor farmers and he had a very limited childhood, monetarily (Internet).

Following high school graduation, Jobs enrolled at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Although he dropped out after only one semester, he was fortunate enough to have the college opportunity in difference to Ingvar. Ingvar Kamprad had dyslexia as a child but gradually went on to both high school and officer training with good grades even though it was tough for him. Ingvar was never given the opportunity of enrolling a college.

Even though these two remarkable men became...
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