One can’t help but be fascinated by IKEA. Whether due to a sense of bewilderment that so many millions of people are willing to subject themselves to the bizarre torture of the IKEA shopping process. Or the mystery surrounding the popularity of their restaurant meatballs, which even have their own Facebook page.
The family business model consistently is shown to wipe the floor with rival methods of ownership. The latest has come booming out with the compelling headline in the UK Times newspaper that "Happiest employees are those who can say they are part of the family."