Томас Джон Уотсон цитаты
Томас Джон Уотсон
Дата рождения: 17. Февраль 1874
Дата смерти: 19. Июнь 1956
Томас Джон Уотсон — американский предприниматель. Главный исполнительный директор IBM с 1914 по 1956 года.
Цитаты Томас Джон Уотсон
„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.“
Attributed to Watson in: Georg Blair, Sandy Meadows (1996) A Real-Life Guide to Organizational Change. p. 117.
„Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.“
Watson (1939) in: American druggist Vol 100. p. 40.
„If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less than excellent work.“
Attributed to Watson in: William G. Dickerson (1995) In search of the ultimate practice. p. 19.
Attributed to Watson in: Roger von Oech (1982), A Whack on the Side of the Head and Industrial participation (1987) Nr 594-603. p. 262.
Источник: Garg, Anu, A Word A Day, Wordsmith, 2016.02.17
Often dated to 1943. Thorough research of Watson's writings and statements have produced no example of him saying this. It appears to be a corruption of a remark by Howard Aiken that four or five computers could meet all of the United Kingdom's computing needs. See Ralph Keyes (2006), The Quote Verifier.
„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.“
Actually a remark by Nicholas Murray Butler.
Quoted by Watson in comments about "Think" and attributed to Nicholas Murray Butler - IBM Archives: Comments on "THINK" - Transcript https://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/multimedia/think_trans.html
Источник: American Dental Association (1959) The Journal of the American Dental Association. Vol 59. p. 289.