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Making the World Work Better: The Ideas That Shaped a Century and a Company by Jeffrey O’Brien, Steve Hamm, Kevin Maney

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Creating Economic Value from Knowledge

Thomas Watson Sr. had adopted “Think” as a slogan before he took the helm at C-T-R. It happened in 1911—the same year that financier Charles Flint was stitching together Herman Hollerith’s Tabulating Machine Company, the Computing Scale Company of America and the International Time Recording Company. In Dayton, Ohio, Watson was the sales manager of the National Cash Register Corporation. The company’s sales executives met every day at 8 a.m. to talk about new developments and ideas.

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