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Letter "T" » Thomas J. Watson Quotes
«Would you like me to give you a formula for... success? It's quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You're thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all... 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.»
«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?»
«The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.»
«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.»
«A manager is an assistant to his men.»
«Solve it. Solve it quickly, solve it right or wrong. If you solve it wrong, it will come back and slap you in the face, and then you can solve it right. Lying dead in the water and doing nothing is a comfortable alternative because it is without risk, but it is an absolutely fatal way to manage a business.»
«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.»
«THINK. Think about your appearance, associations, actions, ambitions, accomplishment.»
«Good design is good business.»
«Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in business but above all... good design must primarily serve people.»