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“IBM doesn’t just THINK, it thinks big. The story of these big ideas illustrates how 100 years of innovation have shaped the way we live and work today.”
--Kenneth Chenault, Chairman and CEO, American Express
“Making the World Work Better convincingly documents IBM’s enormous impact on business and the world. Its history provides vital lessons for organizations of all sizes, and IBM’s future promises to continue to innovate the way we work, and even think.”
--Henry Chesbrough, Executive Director, Center for Open Innovation, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
"The history of every great, enduring company includes a triumphant struggle to remain relevant in the marketplace without abandoning a core purpose and values. At 100, IBM is one of a handful of organizations with so much to teach us about this unique journey."
--Howard Schultz, Chairman, President and CEO, Starbucks
"Innovation, resilience, and great leadership are the key ingredients of the IBM story. Making the World Work Better tells that story exceptionally well. Ultimately, it reveals that IBM is not simply a technology company; it is a company of ideas and the future those ideas have created."
--John Hollar, President and CEO, Computer History Museum
A great read for entrepreneurs or anyone interested in the history of the company.
I mean, in this book, they put a human face on things, but other than telling a story it does not do a whole lot for the reader.
It's light interesting reading, but does not come across as a really serious history book.
This narrative provides insight into IBM and how it has adapted to the changing environment of business and the needs of business during a century of many changes that have seen... Read morePublished 7 months ago by G. L. Weseman
Received this book on my first day of work at IBM.
It is definitely fascinating to see the history and the inventions that IBM gave to the world. Read more
Sensing, Memory, Processing, Logic, Connecting, Architecture! The book maybe about IBM, but it's really a trip down the memory lane, how human kind, some really smart indviduals... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Nishant Agarwal
I've worked in the industry for 15+ years and found this an enjoyable read. The authors keep everything light and interesting (without too much detail or boring writing) and that... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Gina B.
With the help of the amazon.com, amazon.de and amazon.uk information services, [...] archives, [...] and [... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Peter de Toma sen.
If you like business and/or technology history this book is a great read about the history of one of the companies that really pioneered and defined the technology revolution. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Robert L. Stinnett
I am halfway through the book, and I already deem it a little confusing, if not badly written.
Too may authors, each one specifying just one little side of the overall... Read more
The title of this book is something of a misnomer, as it truly does not contain any ideas beyond "think" to inspire an engineer or manager. Read morePublished on August 6, 2012 by Timothy Walker