“While my father was achieving phenomenal success at IBM, I barely made it through high school. It took me three schools and six years before I finally graduated at 19.… He knew I was drifting, but never gave up.”
– Thomas Watson Jr, President of IBM, President Medal of Freedom Winner, US Ambassador to the Soviet Union, and 100 most influential people of the 20th century
Forbes has a nice article out this past week on Thomas Watson Jr. who powered IBM back to the top of the tech world.
Watson was an intrapreneur, powering innovation from within his company.
A Watson quote: “Don’t let anyone talk you into being a safe company man.”