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By Thomas J. Watson Jr.

The undying enterprise publication that also brings standpoint and tips to present day bottom-line executivesWhen first released in 1963, IBM CEO Thomas Watson Jr.'s A enterprise and Its ideals gave readers an extraordinary glance inside of IBM's govt places of work. Watson-son of IBM's founder- candidly mentioned how the corporate clung to its values through the first nice technological shift, and the way this refusal to compromise grew to become IBM's energy. He additionally turned one of many first CEOs to question business's position and accountability in society, and overtly talk about how businesses may possibly meet increasing social expectancies whereas nonetheless turning a profit.The groundbreaking rules during this booklet nonetheless resonate with modern-day managers. This newly released variation reintroduces Watson's principles to a brand new new release of decision-makers looking for IBM-style criteria for his or her personal businesses. A to-the-point exam of the values and ideology that outfitted and sustained IBM, its message is as beneficial this day because it used to be 4 many years back-and will once more strike a convincing chord with executives in all places.

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There is a place for the liberals who will press for faster progress just as there is a place for the conservatives who will hold for caution.

Only 14 per cent of the total United States work force is employed by the top 500 industrial corporations. Some provisions should be made to give all some fair measure of protection. The manager of a large organization may have done a fine job in demonstrating what he can do for his people. But let him go one step beyond this and recognize that people who are not working for large organizations—or those who are not working at all—may have even greater need for partial assistance with some of their problems than his employees do.

But let him go one step beyond this and recognize that people who are not working for large organizations—or those who are not working at all—may have even greater need for partial assistance with some of their problems than his employees do. He might well remember this before he automatically criticizes a piece of legislation aimed at helping those people. Most of these comments have had to do with how I think businessmen are going to have to change their way of looking at things if this country—and its business system—are to get through the difficulties we foresee in the years ahead.

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