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If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down.  But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again.  A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.
  —  Thomas J. Watson
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On This Day In:
2019 Advice From #1 To #45
2018 How Much I Will Miss The Trump Administration
2017 We Need To Continue Experimenting
2016 Consistently
2015 We Must Dissent
2014 Now What?
2013 Judgement
2012 Stuck In My Mind
Life’s Hope
2011 Just Getting Up
Directions Please

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Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in business but above all… good design must primarily serve people.  Good design is good business.
  —  Thomas J. Watson
[I would add:  Good government must serve the 99%, not just the 1%.  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2019 Are You Done Watching?
2018 Spineless Capitulation By The Democrats
Woe Is Me…
2017 Sincerely Yours
2016 Only Good To Say
2015 A Series Of Temporary Conditions
2014 Gaps
2013 Duty
2012 Cost Not Price
Superheroes
2011 The Simple Normalcy Of Everyday Life – “Squirrel!”

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Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
  —  Thomas J. Watson
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On This Day In:
2018 Every Time I Think I’m Falling
2017 Still Testing The Hypothesis
2016 Excessive Weakness In January
2015 That Burns
2014 Hey, I Resemble That Remark… (4!)
2013 Sit, Put, Until…
2012 Lessons For My Son
2011 Reaching The Right Audience
2010 Christmas Trees and Profession of Faith

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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.
  —  Thomas J. Watson
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On This Day In:
2018 Hold On
Day 11: Just Plain Tired
2017 Why Don’t You Tell Us What You Really Think?
2016 Discontent
2015 Do You Know Me?
Appetite For Life Update
2014 Tough Journalism
2013 Things I’ve Learned
2012 Abstainer, n.
2011 Rain, Rain, Rain
Test Your Strength
2009 End the mistakes…

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All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think.  The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work.
  —  Thomas J. Watson
[Actually, “just” thinking can not settle ALL of the world’s problems.  Compromise and diplomacy are also often required…  More reasons #IncompetentDonald never really had a leg to stand on.  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2018 Easter In Liverpool
Star Guides To Destiny
Growl
2017 Decisions
2016 Along The Path
2015 Make Mine Rare, Please
2014 Passion Flooding
2013 On Purpose
2012 Sans Gall Bladder, Day 4
How Did You Spend Your Day?
2011 It’s Hammerin’ Time!!
Convenient Auxiliaries

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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.
  —  Thomas J. Watson
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On This Day In:
2017 And I Thought It Was Just Me Getting Old
2016 One For Whole
2015 A Good Present
2014 And Your Point Is?
2013 Our Never-Ending Task
Furloughed
2012 More Mature Than I Thought
2011 Outlaw’s Music
Can Do!

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If you aren’t playing well, the game isn’t as much fun.  When that happens I tell myself just to go out and play as I did when I was a kid.
  —  Thomas J. Watson
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On This Day In:
2017 Earning Your Blessings
2016 A Suggestion…
Capable Of Being
2015 Looking For The Needles In The Haystacks
2014 The Definition Of A Gentleman
2013 Thar She Blows (Not)!
2012 Naturally
2011 Been Here, Done That
Remember
2010 Timeless Classics

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If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today.  As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.
  —   Thomas J. Watson
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On This Day In:
2017 Ents
2016 Are You Sure?
2015 Distracted
2014 What It Takes
2013 We Are
2012 Utopian
2011 Seen Any Black Swans Lately?

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A man’s wealth may be superior to him.
     —  Cameroonian Proverb
Really big people are, above everything else, courteous, considerate and generous – not just to some people in some circumstances – but to everyone all the time.
   —  Thomas J. Watson
[Pity the man whose great wealth or position shows him to be small.  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2016 Two Murrow’s
Election + 1 Week
2015 Not Mine, Anyway
2015 South By South East
2013 Don’tcha
2012 I Hear A Distant Thunder
2011 A Poison Tree

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We must all take time to do enough thinking to formulate our own conclusions.
   —  Thomas J. Watson
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On This Day In:
2016 Original Thoughts
2015 If They’re Good Enough
2014 Three…
2013 Uncle Joe’s Song
Live, Then, As If…
2012 Still Trying
2011 Not Deserving

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