Of Change and Progress
Samuel J. Palmisano
CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER IBM CORPORATION
One simple way to assess the impact of any organization is to answer the question: how is the world different because it existed?
The date of this volume’s publication, June 16, 2011, is a meaningful one for IBM. On it, we celebrate our centennial as a corporation. For IBMers today—women and men who have lived through an eventful part of that history—that means reconnecting to a storied past, and understanding its implications for a still-unfolding story.
But we believe the lessons of our history apply more broadly. Whether you seek to understand the trajectory of technology or to build and sustain a successful enterprise or to make the ...