Father son & co my life at ibm and beyond

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father son & co my life at ibm and beyond

Father, Son & Co.: My Life at IBM and Beyond by Thomas J. Watson Jr.

In this eloquent first-person account of a family drama that changed the face of American business, the man who transformed IBM into the worlds largest computer company reflects on his lifelong partnership with his father--and how their management style and shared dedication to excellence united to create a unique corporate culture that became the blueprint for the entire technology boom.

In the course of sixty years Thomas J. Watson Sr. and his son, Thomas J. Watson Jr., together built the international colossus that is IBM. This is their story: a riveting and revealing account of two men who loved each other--and fought each other--with a terrible fierceness.

But along with the story of a father and son, this is IBMs story too. It chronicles the management insights that shaped its course and its unique corporate culture, the style that made Thomas Watson Sr. one of Americas most charismatic bosses, and the daring decisions by Thomas Watson Jr. that transformed IBM into the worlds largest computing company. One of the greatest business-success stories of all time, Father, Son & Co. is a moving lesson for fathers who dream for their children, as well as a testament to American ingenuity and values, told in a disarmingly frank and eloquent voice.


Promising to remain an important business reference as we move into the next century, FATHER, SON & CO. takes a look at the management insight that helped to shape IBMs course and unique corporate culture.  It looks at Watson, Sr., one of Americas most charismatic bosses, and Watson, Jr., who spurred IBM into the computer age.

Ten years after its original publication, FATHER, SON & CO. remains a uniquely honest book. Watsons willingness to write about the loving but ferociously combative relationship he had with his father and the turbulent battles behind some of IBMs most far-reaching decisions gives readers rare insights into the realities of leadership. -->
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Watson describes the origin and development of IBM from the perspective of his own personal development and growth. His relationship with his father, founder.
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  1. Keira N. says:

    As the praise continues to pour down upon this latest in a decade-long string of autobiographies by celebrity businessmen there is something readers should keep in mind: Everything is relative.

  2. Peverell G. says:

    Father, Son & Co.: My Life at IBM and Beyond and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Father, Son & Co.: My Life at IBM and Beyond Perfect Paperback – February 29, In the course of sixty years Thomas J. Watson Sr. and his son, Thomas J. Watson Jr.

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