Father, Son & Co: My Life at IBM and Beyond

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Bantam Books, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 481 pages
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Throughout the course of sixty years Thomas J. Watson, Sr., and his son, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., 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.

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.

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Great insight into life and business. Read full review

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User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

I found it to be a very honest documentary. A little bit long, but had some very interesting sections. Watson Jr.'s role in WWII was very interesting. The race to get to market with the latest and ... Read full review

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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.
Peter Petre is a member of the editorial board at "Fortune magazine and the co-author of It Doesn't Take a Hero: The Autobiography of General H. Norman Schwarzkopf.

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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.
Peter Petre is a member of the editorial board at "Fortune" magazine and the co-author of It Doesn't Take a Hero: The Autobiography of General H. Norman Schwarzkopf.

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