By Kevin Maney, contributor
A lot of IBM's success can be traced back to its earliest years and the actions of Thomas Watson Sr., who ran IBM from 1914 to 1952. Today's entrepreneurs and CEOs could learn some lessons from Watson, especially if they want to build a company for the ages.
So here are five lessons from Watson on making a 100-year company.
1. At the start, convince the troops you're a company of destiny, even if that seems crazy. More
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