Thomas Watson

1874 - 1956

A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on computers and future

Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas Watson, the chairman of IBM in 1943

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on courteous, ibm, generous, considerate, and thomas j watson

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 Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas J. Watson, 1874-1956, Founder of IBM

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on force and friendship

Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on action, decisions, economics, finance, individuality, men, men and women, politics, questions, statistics, and women

All great questions of politics and economics come down in the last analysis to the decisions and actions of individual men and women. They are questions of human relations, and we ought always to think about them in terms of men and women-the individual human beings who are involved in them. If we can get human relations on a proper basis, the statistics, finance and all other complicated technical aspects of these questions will be easier to solve.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on atoms, destruction, enemies, knowledge, life, principles, war, and world

It was necessary for us to discover greater powers of destruction than our enemies. We did. But after every war we have followed through with a new rise in our standard of living by the application of war-taught knowledge for the benefit of the world. It will be the same with the atomic bomb principles.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on knowledge, power, and wisdom

Wisdom is the power that enables us to use knowledge for the benefit of ourselves and others.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on day, investment, survival, and work

You work the first eight hours of each day for survival. Anything after that is an investment.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on aim, imperfection, and perfection

It is better to aim at perfection and miss, than to aim at imperfection and hit it

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on business, play, and world

Business is a game, the greatest game in the world if you know how to play it.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on achievement, age, challenge, energy, simplicity, and thought

Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly exceed them.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

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