Memoirs of My Years with IBM: 1951-1986
Take an anecdotal journey to more than fifty countries on six continents – read fascinating insights into the mores, customs, languages and social conditions that make these near and remote nation states so interesting, intriguing and exciting. This compilation of short narratives describing activities, events and places provide amusing, historical and cultural insights into the diverse world in which we live. The incidents recorded herein are true and comprise an important and lasting reminder of the ancillary benefits of living overseas and working for an international corporation such as IBM.
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Gordon was a mentor, and it is delightful to read his book and see the world of IBM through his eyes. HPC - the Hundred Percent Club is an unique IBM institution that recognizes and rewards good performance. Gordon's anecdotes about HPCs he attended makes for fascinating reading.
As one of the senior guys in IBM he had insights, not available to many, about countries economies, politics and diplomacy - not available to many.
My brief and rewarding contact with him has been immensely valuable; more in retrospect than at the time. Roberto "Bob" Romulo, "Butch" Marking and so many IBM'ers enriched my life.
This book is worth a read - not just as an anecdotal autobiography, but also as a glimpse into the social, political, economic and diplomatic moves of the time.