This page was last edited on 30 august 2018, at 16:11 all structured data from the main, property and lexeme namespaces is available under the creative commons cc0. Thomas j watson, sr, american industrialist who built the international business machines corporation (ibm) into the largest manufacturer of electric typewriters and data-processing equipment in the worldthe son of a. The sons, thomas j watson, jr and arthur k watson, followed their father to work for ibm in 1895 watson joined the fast-growing national cash register (ncr) company as a salesman at first the company manager was uninterested in hiring him but watson persisted, making numerous trips to the company's buffalo office. Thomas j watson jr, who led ibm and america into the computer age, prompting fortune magazine to call him the greatest capitalist who ever lived, died yesterday morning at greenwich.
The difference was ibm's leadership and in particular thomas j watson jr's leadership there are exceedingly few examples in the history of business when a very successful company risks everything to climb to an even higher level. The document says no, but quotes his son and then ibm president thomas j watson, jr, at the annual ibm stockholders meeting, april 28, 1953, as speaking about the ibm 701 electronic data processing machine, which it identifies as the company's first production computer designed for scientific calculations. Watson, thomas j human relations ibm, 654 o oral history interview with thomas j watson, jr, april 25, 1985, armonk, new york, charles babbage institute, university of minnesota audio recordings of thomas j watson speaking at the metropolitan museum of art thomas j watson sr.
The thomas j watson research center is the headquarters for ibm researchthe center comprises two sites, with its main laboratory in yorktown heights, new york, us, 38 miles (61 km) north of new york city and with offices in cambridge, massachusetts. Every time we've moved ahead in ibm, it was because someone was willing to take a chance, put his head on the block, and try something new thomas j watson time, chance, try, new, take a chance 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. The story goes that after seeing a particularly compelling store display of olivetti typewriters in new york city, ibm’s then newly installed ceo, thomas j watson, jr had an epiphany “good. A biography of earl silas tupper, the inventor of tupperware a plastic food container with the word tupperware embossed on it became a “must have” for all kitchens in the 1950’s earl silas tupper was a dreamer he was constantly searching for some way to make his mark on history by bettering the world he invented the product known as. Thomas watson, jr (january 14, 1914 – december 31, 1993) was an american businessman, political figure, and philanthropist and the 2nd president of ibm (1952–1971) quotes [ edit ] machines might give us more time to think but will never do our thinking for us.
Thomas watson, jr thomas watson, jr was a poor student and often in trouble also he had trouble reading and had little self confidence the greatest moment of his childhood was when he flew in an airplane for the first time and saw his first film with sound, both on the same time although. Watson-olive cawley, at the age of 86, passed away peacefully in her home on november 13, 2004 in greenwich, ct, surrounded by her family she was the wife of the late thomas j watson, jr. Thomas j watson jr we believe in the importance of the individual in ibm and we'll never forget it we think it's more important than the most fantastic electronic product that we could ever invent ~ thomas j watson jr.
Oral history interview with thomas j watson, jr, april 25, 1985, armonk, new york, charles babbage institute, university of minnesota audio recordings of thomas j watson speaking at the metropolitan museum of art thomas j watson sr. Ibm press room - thomas watson full biography thomas j watson was a pioneer in the development of accounting and computing equipment used today by business, government, science and industry. Thomas john watson sr (february 17, 1874 – june 19, 1956) was an american businessmanhe served as the chairman and ceo of international business machines (ibm) he oversaw the company's growth into an international force from 1914 to 1956 watson developed ibm's management style and corporate culture from john henry patterson's training at ncr. Ibm garnered 20% of the punch-card market by 1929, and in the 1930s began investing in research into computers he handed over the business to his son, thomas watson, jr, in the early 1950s though the computer threatened to cannibalize his core business, watson's son pursued the computer market and made ibm synonymous with the beginnings of.
45 thomas j watson and the business-government relationship, 1933–1956 david l stebenne the precise nature of the relationship between the american. Thomas j watson's wiki: thomas john watson sr (february 17, 1874 – june 19, 1956) was an american businessman he served as the chairman and ceo of international business machines (ibm) he oversaw the company's growth into an international force from 1914 to 1956. Thomas john watson, jr (january 14, 1914 – december 31, 1993) was the president of ibm from 1952 to 1971 and the eldest son of thomas j watson, ibm's first presidenthe was listed as one of time magazine's 100 most influential people of the 20th century.
Thomas j watson, sr: thomas j watson, sr, american industrialist who built the international business machines corporation (ibm) into the largest manufacturer of electric typewriters and data-processing equipment in the world the son of a lumber dealer, watson studied at the elmira (new york) school of commerce and. Full biography thomas j watson, jr, was chairman and chief executive officer during ibm's most explosive period of growth he led the company from the age of mechanical tabulators and typewriters into the computer era. Thomas j watson raised in rural upstate new york, thomas j watson sr was best known for building ibm from its formation in 1914 until his passing in 1956 now over a century old, ibm's teams built the american social security system, guided the first human flight to the moon, and re-invented cancer treatment. Thomas watson jr the man who built ibm into a computer giant was racked by angst at the notion of filling his father's shoes but worry was a relentless motivator.
The older son, thomas j watson, jr, became head of ibm shortly before his father's death the younger son, arthur k watson, served as president of ibm world trade corp, the company's international operations. Thomas graham belden marva robinsthe lengthening shadow: the life of thomas j watsonlittle, brown 1962 kevin maneythe maverick and his machine: thomas watson, sr, and the making of ibm. At 11:45 am, tuesday, june 29, 1971, thomas j watson, jr, announced in a nationwide telephone message to employees that he was stepping down as ibm chairman and chief executive officer. インターネット上で初めてこの言葉の引用が見られるのは1986年のネットニュースでのことで、発信元はコンベックス・コンピュータであり、'i think there is a world market for about five computers' —remark attributed to thomas j watson (chairman of the board of international business.