Thomas John Watson, Sr. Quotes

If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.
All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work.
Would you like me to give you a formula for...success It's quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure... You're thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all... You can be discouraged by failure--or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because, remember that's where you'll find success. On the far side.
Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
The way to succeed is to double your error rate.
Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company 600,000. No, I replied, I just spent 600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience
Praising God is one of the highest and purest acts of religion. In prayer we act like men in praise we act like angels.
I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.
The ability to ask the right question is more than half the battle of finding the answer.
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