Thomas J. Watson
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"Thomas John Watson, Sr." was an United States/American businessman. He served as the chairman and CEO of International Business Machines (IBM), and oversaw the company's growth into an international force from 1914 to 1956. Watson developed IBM's distinctive management style and corporate culture, and turned the company into a highly-effective selling organization, based largely on punched card tabulating machines. A leading self-made industrialist, he was one of the richest men of his time and was called the world's greatest salesman when he died in 1956.

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