Thomas J. Watson Quotes

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Born: February 17, 1874, Campbell, New York, U.S.
Birth Country: USA
Died: New York City, New York, U.S., June 19, 1956
Occupation: Organization founder

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All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work.
- Thomas J. Watson

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Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in business but above all... good design must primarily serve people.
- Thomas J. Watson

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Good design is good business.
- Thomas J. Watson

4.
If you aren't playing well, the game isn't as much fun. When that happens I tell myself just to go out and play as I did when I was a kid.
- Thomas J. Watson

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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

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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

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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

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The toughest thing about the power of trust is that it's very difficult to build and very easy to destroy. The essence of trust building is to emphasize the similarities between you and the customer.
- Thomas J. Watson

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Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.
- Thomas J. Watson

10.
Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.
- Thomas J. Watson

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