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by Thomas J. Watson,Peter Petre

Author: Thomas J. Watson,Peter Petre
Subcategory: Historical
Language: English
Publisher: Bantam; 1st Printing edition (February 29, 2000)
Category: Biographies
Rating: 4.8
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Watson, Thomas J. and Peter Petre. New York: Bantam Books, 1990.

Watson, Thomas J. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by Thomas Watson on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

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Start here) Watson led IBM to dominance of the computer business during the 1960s, succeeding his father who created the firm. This fascinating biography, produced with a skilled ghostwriter, provides perhaps the most readable introduction to the punched card and mainframe business and provides and insider viewpoint of key moments in its development.

Thomas J. Watson, Peter Petre . Throughout the course of sixty years Thomas J. Watson, S. and his son, Thomas J. Watson, J. together built the international giant that is IBM. This is their story, a riveting look into their personal lives and the decisions that transformed IBM into the world's largest computing company. Thomas J. Watson Jr. was chief executive officer of IBM from 1956 to 1971 and, after his retirement, President Carter's ambassador to Moscow. He was named chairman emeritus and served as a member of IBM's advisory board until his death.

Watson describes the origin and development of IBM from the perspective of his own personal development and growth. His relationship with his father, founder of IBM, was stormy, he says, due to his own strong temper and his father's equally strong ego. Watson's descriptions of business dealings are not as technical as those in Emerson W. Pugh's Memories That Shaped an Industry ( LJ 6/1/84) nor as theoretical as Lou Mobley and Kate McKeown's Beyond IBM ( LJ 1/89). Watson, Peter Petré. IBM Rebuilds Europe: The Curious Case of the Transnational Typewriter. View PDF. Save to Library. Petri Paju, Thomas Haigh. How New Technologies Spread: Lessons from Computing Technologies.

Father, Son & Co. book. It was clear reading the book that the Watson clan and IBM executive leadership in general were part of the global elite, they knew dignitaries and heads of state from around the planet and were deeply connected to American political figures as well, a confusing blending of public and private prerogatives and relationships.

Father, Son, and Company : My Life at IBM and Beyond. by Thomas J. The book also covers a good deal of American business history from the great depression to the beginning of the stagnation of the 1970s and early 1980s

Father, Son, and Company : My Life at IBM and Beyond. The book also covers a good deal of American business history from the great depression to the beginning of the stagnation of the 1970s and early 1980s. Thus, it can be read on numerous levels. There are so many insights in it that it will bear re-reading for a long time to come. was acutely aware of the cost of success and was brutally honest about his own failings as a manager and family man. I find myself remembering scenes in that book, running them in my mind as examples from which to learn. was chief executive officer of IBM from 1956 to 1971 and, after his retirement, President .

Tom Watson, Jr spent more than half of his life deeply enmeshed in IBM, from boyhood through a significant portion of. Watson continued where his father stoped and made his life and the company great ones. Well-written, easy to grasp.

Tom Watson, Jr spent more than half of his life deeply enmeshed in IBM, from boyhood through a significant portion of his professional adult life. It is, in fact, a deeply revealing look inside IBM and did fulfill my primary goal of better understanding my new employer. What I wasn't expecting was the rich, fascinating story of an incredibly interesting life. I think that there is a mistake at chapter 3. a mansion built for the Czarist sugar magnate is probably built before WW I, not WW II.

In this eloquent first-person account of a family drama that changed the face of American business, the man who transformed IBM into the world's 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 IBM's 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 America's most charismatic bosses, and the daring decisions by Thomas Watson Jr. that transformed IBM into the world's 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 IBM's course and unique corporate culture.  It looks at Watson, Sr., one of America's 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. Watson's willingness to write about the loving but ferociously combative relationship he had with his father and the turbulent battles behind some of IBM's most far-reaching decisions gives readers rare insights into the realities of leadership. -->