The World's Greatest Salesman
A Company is Known by the Men it Keeps
"When the curtain falls on this convention and you go back into your fields, you are going to take much of value to every corner of the world. You are going to contribute thoughts, ideas and ideals to all the people with whom you come in contact. The good that we have received here will endure forever. As we send you back into your various territories, we send with you our company and its reputation. We are very happy to have you represent us. There are very few of the people with whom you come in contact who will ever see our factories, our executives or our home offices. Therefore, they judge our company and our ideals by you.
The greatest satisfaction and pleasure that I have in this business is in sending you out to all corners of the world, taking with you The IBM Company, because I know that you are going to represent it in the way that we want it represented. That, gentlemen, I appreciate more than anything else in connection with our institution."
The Forthcoming Year
- One Hundred Percent Closing Banquet Address
- New York, N.Y.
- January 15, 1930