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1 JayAllen commented Permalink

I was lucky enough to join IBM when Thomas Watson Jr. was still alive and many of the old-timers would swap stories about him and many of the early IBM execs. My favorite was the story about an exec who made a mistake that cost IBM $60M (maybe less maybe more, my memory is failing); he was called into Jr's office expecting to be fired and when it was clear he wasn't he asked why. Jr's response? "Because we just spent $60M educating you"

2 raboyles commented Permalink

i like - should create a gif. ;)

3 bobleah commented Permalink

@ Ryan: I have exhausted my photoshop skills... need Joe to gimp it! :-)