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Watson, Thomas, Jr. (1914–1993)

  • By: Bob Batchelor
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

U.S. business leader

Thomas J. Watson Jr. took over his father's company, International Business Machines (IBM), running it from 1952 to 1971. In that span, he transformed an already strong business into a global monolith. The younger Watson realized the potential of ...

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