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Thomas John Watson, Sr.

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?


Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of "crackpot" than the stigma of conformity.


The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas of enthusiasm.


If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.


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 of failure.


To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business and your business in your heart.


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