Monday, February 21, 2011

IBM to Hit 100

While many local companies over 100 years old that I have interviewed are small, often family-owned businesses, a number of large, very well-known companies have been hitting the century mark in the last few years. IBM is celebrating their centennial year in 2011 and I have been invited to speak about my research on 100-year-old companies at the IBM Impact Conference/Forbes Business Leadership Forum in April. It is so interesting to see how a specific company exhibits the common traits that have emerged from the research!

1 comment:

  1. Vicki, good luck with your upcoming presentation for IBM Impact Conference ... Check out Thomas Watson's book "A Business and Its Beliefs" and you'll get some valuable insights into the thinking and culture that the Watsons embedded into the fabric and culture of a great company called IBM.