Born: January 14, 1914
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio , U.S.A.
Died: December 31, 1993
Occupation: Ambassador, Author, Businessman, and Philanthropist
Profile: Second President of International Business Machines (IBM). Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964. Son of Thomas J. Watson Sr.
Number of Quotes: 4
An environment which calls for perfection is not likely to be easy. But aiming for it is always good for progress.
I want to begin with what I think is the most important factor: our respect for the individual. This is a simple concept, but in IBM it occupies a major portion of management time.
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.
Look, you can take anything away from IBM ... but leave our people and this business will re-create itself overnight.