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THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

Latest update : 2012-07-30

Anders Dahlvig, Former Chief Executive of Ikea

Average annual growth of more than 10%; or 200% growth over ten years - those figures would make most businessmen and women envious in these tough economic times. But Anders Dahlvig achieved just that when he was the head of the world's biggest furniture retailer Ikea from 1999 until 2009. He has now became a writer and published "The Ikea Edge: Building Global Growth and Social Good at the World's Most Iconic Homestore" last year.

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