Few people have heard of it, yet many consider John Blankenbaker's KENBAK-1 to be the first commercial personal computer.

Koss introduced these headphones over 40 years ago, and they remain affordable favorites to this day.

Happy Birthday, Ingvar


Today is IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad's 81st birthday. Many people think of him as the originator of IKEA's "assemble it yourself" flatpack furniture, but that honor goes to Gillis Lundgren, whose frustration at trying to cram a fully assembled table into the back of a car in the mid 1950s sparked a revolution. He went on to design a number of classic IKEA products such as the Billy bookshelf. Clever compact packaging meant that IKEA could cram more furniture into a single truck or storefront, and made it possible to shift the responsibility for transportation and assembly to the customer.

There are several things everyone can learn from Kamprad's personal philosophy:

1. Accidental innovation can pave the way to great success.

2. It's OK to make mistakes. Kamprad is famously quoted as remarking, "Only those who are asleep make no mistakes." Unless they fall out of bed, that is.

3. You can accomplish a lot with only a little time, "Divide your life into 10-minute units, and sacrifice as few of them as possible in meaningless activity."

Ingvar Kamprad on Forbes' Billionaires List


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