USATODAY.com - IBM founder's Depression gamble pays off
"Some of our people have had to give a lot of thought to their finances, which has distracted their attention from the main issue. That main issue, of course, you all know with us, is building the IBM and making it a bigger and better business."Can we get distracted in hard times? Yes, but it doesn't have to ruin us. Someone once said the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. Our circumstances can ebb and flow but our purposeful commitment can weather any storm. Like IBM, we can make it through a Great Depression.