Thomas Watson Quotes

24 Thomas Watson quotes:

"Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then often times we find that it is comparatively simple to double or triple our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results a"
Author: Watson Quotes Category: Energy Quotes
"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."
"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."
"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."
Author: Watson Quotes Category: Excellence Quotes
"Once an organization loses its spirit of pioneering and rests on its early work, its progress stops."
Author: Watson Quotes Category: Progress Quotes
"Good design is good business."
"Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ''crackpot'' than the stigma of conformity."
Author: Watson Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
Author: Watson Quotes Category: Computers Quotes
"If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work."
Author: Watson Quotes Category: Excellence Quotes
"You can be discouraged by failure, or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes, make all you can. Because, remember that's where you'll find success - on the far side of failure."
"Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up."
"A manager is an assistant to his men."
Author: Watson Quotes Category: Management Quotes
"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."
Author: Watson Quotes Category: Trust Quotes
"Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops."
"The way to succeed is to double your error rate."
"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."
Author: Watson Quotes Category: Risk Quotes
"THINK. Think about your appearance, associations, actions, ambitions, accomplishment."
"Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in business but above all... good design must primarily serve people."
"Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself."
"Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use."
Author: Watson Quotes Category: Wisdom Quotes

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