Thomas Watson Quotes


24 Thomas Watson quotes:



"Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself."
"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
"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
"Good design is good business."
"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."
"Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops."
"Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in business but above all... good design must primarily serve people."
"The way to succeed is to double your error rate."
"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."
"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
"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
"The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm."
"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
Author: Watson Quotes Category: Computers Quotes
"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."
"Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?"
"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."
"The two Testaments are the two lips by which God hath spoken to us."
Author: Watson Quotes Category: God Quotes
"Once an organization loses its spirit of pioneering and rests on its early work, its progress stops."
Author: Watson Quotes Category: Progress 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



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