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The maverick and his machine : Thomas Watson, Sr., and the making of IBM

Author: Kevin Maney
Publisher: New York : J. Wiley & Sons, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"IBM is one of the most successful companies in American history; it ushered in the Information Age and dominated the information industry for more than seventy years. Yet the builder of IBM has never been thoroughly examined and brought to life. Now, journalist Kevin Maney, using thousands of documents never before made public, reveals the lasting achievement of the man who forever changed the world of business."
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Maney, Kevin, 1960-
Maverick and his machine.
Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley & Sons, ©2003
(DLC) 2002014047
(OCoLC)50549077
Named Person: Thomas John Watson; Thomas J Watson; Arthur Kittredge Watson; Arthur Kittredge Watson; Thomas J Watson; Thomas John Watson
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Maney
ISBN: 0471414638 9780471414636 0471431370 9780471431374
OCLC Number: 52631795
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 485 pages, 16 pages of plates) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Maverick kindling --
Lit by Flint --
Mess spelled C-T-R --
Bringing up baby IBM --
Daring and luck --
Friends, heroes, sycophants --
Enemies and delusions --
King and castle --
Watson the second --
Watson's war --
Old man, new age --
World conquest --
Maverick and his humanity --
Generations after.
Responsibility: Kevin Maney.
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