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Kjeld KK names Thomas KK his son to follow his steps at LEGO in Wall Street Journal article today

legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
Interesting article. Glad to hear that KKK has only six granddaughters (and no grandsons yet.) Maybe TLG will keep making lots of products for females in the long run! They are wise to keep a CEO from outside the family. 

http://on.wsj.com/1UklGUP

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  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    edited April 2016
    You can't call him KKK, nerd :P lol

    Is it raining at your house?
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    Sorry about that. Will change it to Kjeld KK! Thanks, Long day!
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    In answer to you other question, yes. Thunderstorms, hailstorms, raging winds, crazy lightening and lots more the past five hours. Did y'all get the storms, too? Glad our roof is still on. 
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    At least I named him better in the headline! Not sure I can change the text, but I think that everyone on this forum knows who The Big Guy is. OR at least they should know!
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,147
    I get the whole family business thing but I wonder if the company ever got so big if they would finally go public?  I guess wishful thinking on my part.
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,326
    edited May 2016
    I am very content with them being a private company.  With shareholders, most production would probably go to China...  :-(

    Here are the Kristiansen's.... front row... left to right... Thomas's younger sister Agnete, mother (and KKK spouse) Camilla, KKK, with his arm on his 92 year old mother Edith Kirk Christiansen, then LEGO House architect Bjarke Engels, Thomas's older sister Sofie, Thomas... and the rest TLG execs.  Thomas has a daughter, and Sofie and Agnete share 5 daughters.



    Here is a 1958 image of KKK and his younger sister Hanne Kirk Christiansen, and older sister Gunhild Kirk Johansen... from a 700/5 LEGO basic set box top... with a 1950s Town Plan scene.




    KKK and Gunhild's younger sister Hanne died in 1969 in a car crash (on the way to see a movie in the nearby town of Give, on a wet roadway at night) in which Kjeld was severely injured.  She was 18 at the time.  Their father (Godtfred Kirk Christiansen) was so grief stricken, he almost sold the company.





  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    Harry Potter...
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