This Paper Gives A Brief Biograpghy Of Thomas Watson Jr. And How He Built Ibm Into The Company It Is Today.

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Jeremy DanielBusiness Research PaperCIS 110Thomas J. Watson Jr.: IBM SaviorMany of us choose to live through life just wishing that somehow we could have it all. Wishing that we could wake up on top of the world and have no worries or no struggles. I guess you could say that scenario fits Thomas J. Watson Jr. except for the fact that he worked/started from the bottom and then took over for his father. However, Thomas Watson Jr. far out done any expectations that was set for him when he took over IBM. He was gambler and a veteran but had the vision to make IBM what it is today.Thomas J. Watson Jr. was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1914. This was the year his father joined forces with IBM. His father, Thomas Watson Sr., was well known in this company and became one of the big men in the corporation. Thomas Watson Jr. grew up the eldest son of the President of International Business Machines. He was always full of self-doubt and he grew up tortured by all this doubt. This self-doubt lead to many bouts of depression and agony over the corporation his father was running. He always had the fear that his father wanted him to grow up, join the company and take over where his father left off. This thought was the major factor in all his depression because even at an early age he never saw himself heading a corporation especially one that was already significant. He constantly went to his mother crying over that very thought; always weeping in her lap and saying, " I can't do it, I can't go to work for IBM." However this was part of the early stages of his life and little did he know what was in store for him down the road?Like all normal kids, he went through life and grew up, making it through elementary school and high school before entering Brown University in 1933. He went through college in four years and upon his graduation in 1937 and twenty-six years after he said he wouldn't work for IBM, he joined them. He served or worked as a salesman until 1940 when he served in World War Two as a b-24 pilot. He was in service until 1945 and then returned to work for IBM in 1946."World War II liberated Tom Watson Jr. from his demons. His success in promoting the use of flight simulators earned him a job as aide and pilot for Major General Follett Bradley, the Army Air Forces' inspector general. Watson flew throughout Asia, Africa and the Pacific, displaying steel nerves and shrewd foresight and planning skills. He was set to fly for United Air Lines after the war but he then changed his course. So instead of doing that he went back to work for IBM.The IBM that Watson went home to was an American icon. It was the outgrowth of a debt-ridden maker of scales, time clocks and accounting machines that his father took charge of in 1914. The elder Watson created a fanatically loyal work force at IBM, hanging think signs everywhere, leading employee sing-alongs (corporate anthem: Hail to IBM) and dictating everything from office attire (white shirt, dark suit) to policies...

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