Thomas Watson

1874 - 1956

A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on failure and success

If you want to succeed, double your failure rate.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on faults and opportunity

If we do not take advantage of our opportunities, it is our own fault.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas J. Watson in Men–Minutes–Money, a Collection of Excerpts from Talks . . .

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on belief, courage, country, and needs

What we need in this country today is more courage and more belief in the things that we have.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas J. Watson in Men–Minutes–Money, a Collection of Excerpts from Talks . . .

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on satisfaction

We must never feel satisfied.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas J. Watson in Men–Minutes–Money, a Collection of Excerpts from Talks . . .

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

Princeton Universtiy, October 13, 1928: There is no saturation point in education if you follow sound principles, and you must apply this motto to business. . . . You must acquire wisdom in addition to knowledge. Wisdom is the power which enables you to use your knowledge to advantage.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas J. Watson in Men–Minutes–Money, a Collection of Excerpts from Talks . . .

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on performance and pride

The man who does not take pride in his own performance performs nothing in which to take pride.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas J. Watson in Men–Minutes–Money, a Collection of Excerpts from Talks . . .

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on change and progress

We progress because we are willing to change.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas J. Watson in Men–Minutes–Money, a Collection of Excerpts from Talks . . .

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on business, employees, leadership, philosophy, profit, and words

Put First Things First! These four words cover an entire philosophy which can be applied with profit by every business leader, by every executive and by every employee.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas J. Watson in Men–Minutes–Money, a Collection of Excerpts from Talks . . .

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on needs and spirit

There is more real need for the pioneering spirit today than ever before.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas J. Watson in Men–Minutes–Money, a Collection of Excerpts from Talks . . .

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on business, country, depression, genius, history, justice, people, prosperity, and talent

It is my personal opinion that we are going to recover from this depression and establish on a sounder and better basis, and we are going to reach greater heights of prosperity than ever before in this country. Now, that is just my personal opinion, but it is based on history, because that is what has happened following every depression. As we read the history of the various depressions we find that the people all felt about them just as we do about this one. One of the reasons we go ahead rapidly after coming out of a depression is that inventive genius and business talents have been put to a test, and they have always devised new and better ways to do things.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas J. Watson in Men–Minutes–Money, a Collection of Excerpts from Talks . . .

Contributed by: Zaady

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