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Thomas J. Watson

Thomas John Watson, Sr. (February 17, 1874 – June 19, 1956) was the chairman and CEO of International Business Machines (IBM), who oversaw that company's growth into an international force from 1914 to 1956. Watson developed IBM's distinctive management style and corporate culture, and turned the company into a highly-effective selling organization, based largely around punched card tabulating machines.

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The formula for success is quite simple: double your rate of failure. — Thomas J. Watson, Sr. (founder of IBM)
Great accompishments have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm. - Thomas J. Watson
If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate. -Thomas J Watson
“Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.”. – Thomas…
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"Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself." - Thomas J. Watson Sr.
❝ Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use ❞ . Thomas J. Watson
"If you want to succeed, double your failure rate." ~Thomas J Watson
"The way to succeed is to double your error rate" - Thomas J. Watson 👀🐝Ⓜ️
King Feisal II (R) talking with Mrs. Thomas J. Watson IBM CEO wife's at the River Club.1952
Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. Thomas J Watson
Succeed by learning from failures. "You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all." Thomas J. Watson
| The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas of enthusiasm. – Thomas J. Watson
"If u want 2 achieve u can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less than Thomas J. Watson.
"Encouragement is a necessary part of supervision."- Thomas J. Watson. :-)
Order of the German Eagle award of the Nazi regime, Awarded to Thomas J. Watson, chairman of IBM, 1937.
I think there is a world market for about 5 computers. Thomas J Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943.
THINK. Think about your appearance, associations, actions, ambitions, accomplishment. - Thomas J. Watson
50 years ago today "Good design is good business...design excellence concerns all areas of the business" from Thomas J…
Pictures of Thomas J. Watson, founder of IBM, and Adolf Hilter together
Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops. ~Thomas J. Watson
You can be discouraged by failure, or you can learn from it. So go ah...
All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were onl...
“You can be discouraged by failure or learn from it... go ahead & make mistakes... that’s where you find success.” Thomas J. Watson
Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in business but above all... good design must primarily serve peopl…
They are all head--but no feet. Thomas Watson, quite challenging.
To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business and your business in your heart - Thomas J. Watson
Double your rate of failure and you'll double your rate of success - Thomas J. Watson (Founder of IBM)
Great design will not sell an inferior product, but it will enable a great product to achieve its maximum potential. - Thomas J. Watson Jr.
And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost. Thomas J. Watson
Thomas J. Watson, Sr.: You have to put your heart in the and the in your heart.
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The formula of success by Thomas J. Watson.. It's quite simple, Double your rate of failure. Maybe someone is confused with this. LOL
"Once an organization loses its spirit of pioneering and rests on its early work, its progress stops"Thomas J. Watson |
"The toughest thing about the power of trust is that it's very difficult to build and very easy to destroy." - Thomas J. Watson
"So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because that's where you will find success. On the far side of failure.…
not the Thomas J Watson created. He must be turning over in his grave.
Aldis Sipolins: "Good design is good business" - Thomas J Watson JrThe same goes for…
"Because remember that's where you will find success." (Last part). - Thomas J. Watson
I'm no genius, but I'm smart in spots, and I stay around those spots. -Thomas J Watson, Sr.
"The young man requires wisdom as well as knowledge.". Thomas J. Watson
Today we feature the THINK Executive Lounge! THINK is a slogan coined by former IBM CEO Thomas J. Watson, Sr.
"The trouble with every one of us is that we don't think enough." -Thomas J. Watson, Sr.
LOL Kirk J is a power back, our safety is Deshawn Watson, and Thomas wearing 28 to honor Diggs...
"Ever time weve movd ahed n IBM, it's bcus some1 was willin 2 take a chance, put his head on the blok & try somthing nu.". ~ Thomas J. Watson
"Thought has been the father of every advance since time began". ~ Thomas J. Watson
“The ability to ask the right question is more than half the battle of finding the answer.”. ―Thomas J. Watson
"Analyze the past, consider the present and visualize the future". Thomas J. Watson.
Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot' than the stigma of conformity. - Thomas J. Watson
"None of us can hope to get anywhere without character, moral courage and the spiritual strength to accept responsibility." Thomas J. Watson
"Opportunity is missed by people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.". -Thomas J. Watson
It is essential for each of us to strive to retain originality and to maintain our identity as human beings. (Thomas J. Watson, Jr.)
100 yrs ago, the famous "THINK" signs, based on the slogan by Thomas J. Watson, Sr., were used at IBM the first time.
Some wise words from Thomas J. Watson, the founder of IBM…
Notation as a Tool of Thought - Notation as a Tool of Thought Kenneth E. Iverson IBM Thomas J. Watson...
You work the first eight hours of each day for survival. Anything after that is an investment. - Thomas J. Watson"
Whenever an or a decides that has been attained, progress stops. - Thomas J. Watson
"If we do not take advantage of our opportunities, it is our own fault." - Thomas J. Watson
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is the to put our and our to the proper use. -Thomas J. Watson
It is better to aim at perfection and miss than to aim at imperfection and hit it -Thomas J. Watson
Quote for today. “Really big people are, above everything else, courteous, considerate and generous - not just to some people in some circumstances - but to everyone all the time.” --Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
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Thomas J. Watson, founder of IBM, is famous for saying: “Nothing happens until someone sells something.” agree?
"You cannot be a success in any business without believing that it is the greatest business in the world." - Thomas J. Wat…
IBM was founded on February 14, 1924 by Thomas J. Watson.
I always wondered why IBM named their super computer Watson. Thomas J. Watson, Jr. was the founder of the company.
Established in 1961, the Thomas J. Watson Research Center includes research facilities in Yorktown Heights, New York and Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a client-oriented IBM Industry Solution Lab in Hawthorne, New York.
"Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?" Thomas J. Watson Founder of IBM February 14, 1924
“Were you born flawed and ill-equipped, and expected to spend your life “putting in” what was “left out” at birth? No. Nothing is missing. The goal is to improve and become more of who you already are! Change is painful, but pain is a signal to grow, not to suffer. Once we learn the lesson the pain is teaching us, the pain goes away. Change from the outside-in is reactive which creates pressure. However, change from the inside-out is proactive which creates power – power to adapt, knowing that it’s not what happens, but what we do with what happens that makes or breaks us; power to focus, knowing we will not have regrets for things we did, we will only have regrets for things we did not do.” - Dan Clark "Every decision you make -- every decision -- is not a decision about what to do. It's a decision about Who You Are. When you see this, when you understand it, everything changes. You begin to see life in a new way. All events, occurrences, and situations turn into opportunities to do what ...
Oh! the snow, the beautiful snow, Filling the sky and earth below, Over the housetops, over the street, Over the heads of the people you meet. Dancing, Flirting, Skimming along. Thomas J. Watson
Thomas J. Watson, Senior Elementary School in Endicott would have been back open Tuesday, had the cold weather...
Sleepy Hollow is a village in Mount Pleasant, New York in Westchester County, New York, United States. It is located on the eastern bank of the Hudson River, about 30 miles (48 km) north of midtown Manhattan in New York City, and is served by the Philipse Manor stop on the Metro-North Hudson Line. Originally incorporated as North Tarrytown in the late 19th century, in 1996 the village officially adopted the traditional name for the area, known to many via the Washington Irving story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".[1] To the south of Sleepy Hollow is the village of Tarrytown, and to the north and east are unincorporated parts of Mount Pleasant. The population of the village at the 2010 census was 9,870.[2] The village is home to the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, where Washington Irving is buried, along with Andrew Carnegie, Walter P. Chrysler, Brooke Astor, Elizabeth Arden, Thomas J. Watson of IBM, Samuel Gompers, and many others. Philipsburg Manor House and the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow are located in th ...
I think that I wrote to myself before writing to anyone else,as been attained, progress stops, ~ Thomas J, Watson
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Watson is an artificially intelligent computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural language,[2] developed in IBM's DeepQA project by a research team led by principal investigator David Ferrucci. Watson was named after IBM's Thomas J. Watson.[3][4] The computer system was specifica...
"I'm no genius. I’m smart in spots, but I stay around those spots." — Thomas J Watson.
Can you believe at one point IBM President Thomas J. Watson actually said this?
"Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise." – Thomas J. Watson
"There is no saturation point in education." - IBM Founder Thomas J. Watson, Sr.
it's so old, when Thomas J Watson made his infamous 'five computers' statement, THAT was one of the five computers he referred to!
Good design is good business. Thomas J. Watson
As It Shrinks In A Growing Market, Does IBM Have A Strategy? IBM’s founder, Thomas J. Watson, Sr. coined the slogan, Think that appeared all over the company starting in the 1930s. It was a brilliant slogan but one thing led to another and 20 years ago — after an $8 billion loss and shares selling at $12 each, IBM came close to biting the dust. After declaring in July 1993, ”The last thing IBM needs right now is a vision,” Lou Gerstner saved Big Blue and his successor, Sam Palmisano oversaw a 10.2% annual increase in its stock price during his nine years as IBM’s chairman and CEO. But in January 2012, Virginia Rometty took over– and after missing its quarterly numbers for the first time in eight years, canning “at least 1,300 people,” and shrinking revenues in a corporate IT market that’s growing at 4.1% in 2013 to $3.8 trillion – I now wonder: Does IBM have a strategy? To be fair, she has only been in the job for 18 months and during that time, IBM stock has risen at a 7.1% annual ra ...
There is no saturation point to education. - Thomas J. Watson, Sr., IBM
leadershipnow.com Perseverance Quotes | LeadingThoughts "No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave." — Calvin Coolidge 30th president of the United States "You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you." — John Bunyon "If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good." — Thomas J. Watson, Jr. "You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction." — George Horace Lorimer "The characteristic of a genuine heroism is its persistency. All men have wandering impulses, fits and starts of generosity. But when you have resolved to be great, abide by yourself, and do not weakly try to reconcile yourself with the world. The heroic cannot be the common, nor the common the heroic." — Ralph Waldo Emerson "Develop suc ...
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going down as the Thomas J. Watson of the modern era. Can you file PUC complaint for corporate ignorance?
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A manager is an assistant to his men. - Thomas J. Watson
MORE EUGENICS Did you know the founder of IBM THOMAS j WATSON was a devote follower of Hitler
"Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it. It is what the client or customer gets out of it." – Thomas J. Watson Jr.
The Night People vs. "Creeping Meatballism"   Jean Shepherd (author and narrator of A Christmas Story) Published in Mad Magazine, Volume 1, Number 32, April, 1957   IN THE LANGUAGE OF "DAY PEOPLE", I suppose "Night People" may be called many things. Like "soreheads", "wise-guys", "egg-heads", "long-hairs", "outsiders", etc. Whatever they're called, the fact remains they're a genuine phenomenon. They're the people who refuse to be taken in by the "Day World" philosophy of "Creeping Meatballism."   The average person today thinks in certain prescribed patterns. People today have a genuine fear of stepping out and thinking on their own. "Creeping Meatballism" is this rejection of individuality. It's conformity. The American brags about being a great individualist, when actually he's the world's least individual person. The idea of thinking individually has become a big joke. Old Thomas J. Watson of I.B.M. came up with the idea for a sign which just said: "Think". And today, it's a gag! This is ...
WHAT IS COMMITMENT A great business leader once said: "...the basic philosophy, spirit, and drive of an organization have far more to do with its relative achievements than do technological or economic resources, organizational structure, innovation, and timing. All these things weigh heavily in success. But they are, I think, transcended by how strongly the people in the organization believe in its basic precepts and how faithfully they carry them out." (from Thomas J. Watson, Jr., A Business and its Beliefs - The ideas that helped build IBM). As true as this is for the success of a corporation, it is even more so for the individual. The most important single factor in individual success is COMMITMENT. Commitment ignites action. To commit is to pledge yourself to a certain purpose or line of conduct. It also means practicing your beliefs consistently. There are, therefore, two fundamental conditions for commitment. The first is having a sound set of beliefs. There is an old saying that goes, "Stand for s ...
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The man who does not take pride in his own performance performs nothing in which to take pride. - Thomas J. Watson
What we need in this country today is more courage and more belief in the things that we have. - Thomas J. Watson
Physics of the Future Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100 is a 2011 book by theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, author of Hyperspace and Physics of the Impossible.[1][2] It speculates on the possibilities of future technological development over the next 100 years. Interviewing notable scientists of their field of research Kaku lays out his vision of coming developments in medicine, computing, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and energy production,[3]stating that "this book most closely resembles my book Visions."[1] Kaku writes how he hopes his predictions for 2100 will be as successful as science fiction writer Jules Verne's 1863 novel Paris in the Twentieth Century. Kaku contrasts Verne's foresight against U.S. Postmaster General John Wanamaker, who in 1893 predicted that mail would still be delivered by stagecoach and horseback in 100 years' time, and IBM chairman Thomas J. Watson, who in 1943 is alleged to have said "I think there is ...
Business is a game, the greatest game in the world if you know how to play it. - Thomas J. Watson
►PROBLEM SOLVING.:- Just solve it. How do you deal with a problem? Thomas J. Watson, Head of IBM, has this to say, "Solve it right or wrong. If you solve it wrong, it will come back & slap you on the face & then you can solve it right. Lying dead in water and doing nothing is comfortable because it is without risk; but it is an absolutely a destructive way to manage a business." ►Quiters are not winners and winners are not quitters. ► There is no secret to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure. : Colin Powell.
QUOTE: "Every time we've moved ahead in it was because someone was willing to take a chance...and try something new. Thomas J. Watson
My duty is not building this business; it is,rather,building of the organization. The organization builds the business. Thomas J. Watson...
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Good design is good business. -Thomas J. Watson.How is your website design? Does your site do everything you WANT and NEED it to?
"Good managment means good organization", Thomas J. Watson Sr.
"Opportunity never knocks on the door. You have to knock on opportunity's door and they are all around." - Thomas J. Watson.
Transformation, Growth and the Power of People to Change Lives.
There is more real need for the pioneering spirit today than ever before. - Thomas J. Watson
We must all take time to do enough thinking to formulate our own conclusions. - Thomas J. Watson
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