Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Karim Hachani
42 followers
42 followers
About
Posts

+Mark Hall thank you Mark. Your answers to this subway hallal post made my night. Great essay. Well written . Careful from muslims ahaha
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
:)
Add a comment...

Post has shared content
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Online presence is one of the most important things that you should prioritize in making a business website or expanding your business online. Because this will...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
Dubai web design companies are some of the best graphic design firms that you can find online. But, it does not mean that they are also the most expensive. In fact, they are quite affordable and many small, medium and big sized business owners prefer to...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Read when you think about website design and logo design, why Dubai web design companies come to mind. Because they have the edge in website designing, everyone knows that these Dubai-based companies are...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment

So what's new to know today? A diamond from coal! Rather, I should say, a precious diamond from scratch!

He isn't someone else, but "Thomas John Watson, Sr"

He was born on Feb 17, 1874 in Campbell, NY

After all Thomas J. Watson wasn't the founder of I. B. M, but he was the driving force that hurled the company from a manufacturer (who lacks distinctive features of office goods) to the innovative giant who drives computers world-wide.

His education - Amazing nature towards College

He got himself educated in a one-room school house. Being a young man he went to college only briefly, and felt it to be boring. Then he started working as an accountant for a small-town grocery shop, then performed similar duties at a hardware stores, and later on he sold sewing machines and stocks and hence drilling his way to the peaks of success!

Employment history - Ascending trend in continuous promotions

After that he continued to do a variety of jobs such as salesman for the National Cash Register Co. Then he gave up CTR's job and joined the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) as General Manager in 1914, was promoted to President the following year, and added the title Chief Executive Officer in 1924. 

CTR was a profitable but not dominant concern, manufacturing time-clocks and other shop and business goods, even including coffee millers and meat choppers. 

High valued CTR's products

Its best-selling products were punch-card tabulating machines and  punch-cards, which allowed the assembly of data and preparation of statistics before computer's invention. 

Steps taken by Thomas, when promoted to the seat of CEO

Change is a must! After being promoted to CEO, Watson's first act was to renew the 33-year-old company's name to International Business Machines (IBM).

For decades, he was CEO of IBM, but 2 decisions, excellent in retrospect, distinguished his long tenure:

- 1st, as the Great Depression struck in 1929, he decided not to give up big numbers of workers, and instead kept the company's factories going, stockpiling inventory.

- His 2nd tremendous decision came in 1937, when Watson authorized Howard Aiken's proposal to manufacture a program-controlled super-calculator at IBM's experimental facility in Endicott, New York. The project cost IBM almost half a million dollars (an astonishing amount in the 1930s) and Aiken's prototype, dubbed the Mark I computer or IBM Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (ASCC), was far too huge and expensive to be created or sold.

 It weighed 35 tons, and had more than 700,000 mechanical parts and 530 miles of wiring. Still, it worked, and it was great publicity for IBM, giving the company its grounding and reputation as a leader in a new industry, and beginning Big Blue's transformation from a manufecturer of accounting devices to the world's dominant computer company.

Distinctive symbol of Watson J. Thomas

On his business cards, he used to write "Think"; his distinctive and intuitive message to all. Once he said very much simple but often over-looked thing:

"Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in business but above all... good design must primarily serve people."

By: Thomas J. Watson, Sr

How the angel of death took IBM Father’s Soul away?

Watson handed the company's leadership to his son, Thomas J. Watson, Jr, in 1956, and suffered a fatal heart attack five weeks later who took his life away! This tragedy happened on 19th Jun, 1956 in his birth-city: New York

About his Remains

Buried, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, NY
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Wait while more posts are being loaded