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December 14, 2011

What isn’t there to like about Lego bricks? They’re small and colourful and can be assembled to form anything – from a giant Christmas tree to a monster truck. But a testament to the popularity of the toy, made by Danish family business Lego Group, was recently shown when fans recreated some of the important news stories of the year using these plastic bricks.

What isn’t there to like about Lego bricks? They’re small and colourful and can be assembled to form anything – from a giant Christmas tree to a monster truck. But a testament to the popularity of the toy, made by Danish family business Lego Group, was recently shown when fans recreated some of the important news stories of the year using these plastic bricks.

September 9, 2010

Danish toy manufacturer Lego recorded double-digit growth across all markets when the company reported its first-half results on 8 September.

Danish toy manufacturer Lego recorded double-digit growth across all markets when the company reported its first-half results on 8 September.

Boosted by unexpectedly high sales figures of the new Atlantis brand, revenues at the family-owned company increased 34% to DKK 5.88 billion (€789 million) compared to the same period last year. Net profits for the first half of 2010 were DKK 1.12 billion compared with DKK 684 million for the same period in 2009.

August 20, 2009

Two iconic family companies explain to Katie Barker how they are thriving in a competitive industry despite the recession thanks to the introduction of professional management and the continuation family values.

When Lego turned to Jorgen Vig Knudstorp as CEO in 2004 he became only the second non-family member to lead the company in its 77-year history. Third-generation Kirk Kjeld Kristiansen had been running the iconic toy giant for 25 years but acknowledged he had lost his way. The business was suffering under a weight of debt and stagnating with management that believed the company was in better shape than it actually was.

September 30, 2008

Mel Stern takes a look at two family-owned businesses that have reaped the rewards of bringing in a turnaround manager

Mel Stern takes a look at two family-owned businesses that have reaped the rewards of bringing in a turnaround manager

November 1, 2005

Jorgen Vig Knudstorp talks to Melanie Stern about his first year as CEO of the Danish family business and toy giant Lego, how he led the company out of a period of financial risk and his mandate to fix the national treasure

Melanie stern is section editor of Families in Business.

Jorgen Vig Knudstorp talks to Melanie Stern about his first year as CEO of the Danish family business and toy giant Lego, how he led the company out of a period of financial risk and his mandate to fix the national treasure

January 1, 2004

The past year has seen exciting developments and activities take place for family businesses at IMD.

The past year has seen exciting developments and activities take place for family businesses at IMD. The key focus remains (since the launch of Leading the Family Business, the first international educational programme for families in business) how to help family businesses become better at what they are doing. A number of research projects address this issue from different angles.

- What is the specific culture of a family business and how can this lead to a competitive advantage?

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