"Eggshells are good, and every egg should have one. It keeps an egg in its proper place, up to the time when it ceases to be the proper place.
"The eggshell in such a crisis, is a glorious tradition, and it can be proved conclusively that the egg could never have become a successful egg without it.
"Nevertheless, if the tradition isn't broken when it should be broken, the result is a total loss."
Edward A. Filene, Successful Living in this Machine Age, 1931
"A realization of personal imperfection may be the first thought to bear in mind in organization making, for it is not well to forget that the component parts of a human organization are human.
Harvey S. Firestone, "Making Men and Making an Organization," 1920
Peter E. Greulich
Pete has been studying IBM and early American corporate history since his retirement in 2011. These are his thoughts and musings, and of those whose biographies he has read with links to articles and book reviews on this website.