Founder of IBM (1874-1956), he built it into one of the most powerful companies in the world, was one of the richest men of his time and called the world's greatest salesman when he died. TLS signed “Thos. J. Watson,” one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, September 15, 1953. Letter to F. M. Young, president of the Young Radiator Company. In part: "It was very thoughtful of you to write to me as you did about Think Magazine and I want you to know that my associates and I appreciate your many kind comments. Letters such as yours are very encouraging. I appreciate very much the copy of Young Employee News which you sent and it is indeed a compliment to have my editorial 'Brainpower' reprinted in your house organ." In very good to fine condition, with creasing and staple holes to the top edge, and a Beckett label affixed to the lower left corner (certificate of authenticity not present).