Father, Son & Co My Life at IBM and Beyond (Paperback)
|Author: Thomas J./ Petre Watson Thomas Watson||Joint Author: Peter Petre||Contribution By: Peter Petre|
|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.
From the Publisher:
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.The fatherandson story of the building of IBM offers a frank portrait of the love and bitterness underlying the relationship between IBM founder Thomas J. Watson and his son. Reprint.
View all buying options for Father, Son & Co
|SHOP INFORMATION||PRODUCT DETAILS||PRICE/SHIPPING/AVAILABILITY/CONDITION|
+ $3.99 shipping
Shipping: Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
+ $3.75 shipping
Shipping: Usually Ships within 24 hours
Condition: Brand New
About the Seller
Marketplace Guarantee ClaimBuyers should receive Marketplace items in the condition that they were listed. We ask buyers to first contact the seller to give them a chance to address any issues. If the seller does not respond or if the issue is not addressed to the customer's satisfaction buyers can rely on our Rakuten.com Marketplace Guarantee Claim which, covers the first $750 of every purchase... read more
Expedited Shipping: 2 to 6 business days