Thomas Watson was fired several times, then sentenced to jail

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Thomas Watson, the guy who built IBM into one of the world’s largest corporations, had a tumultuous career. He was fired twice from 2 of his early jobs, and quit 2 jobs after a few days. Later he was found guilty of anti-trust violations, and sentenced to a year in jail, though he got out of most of it. Then he became head of IBM.