41) Owning Norand also allowed Pioneer to explore high-technology markets outside agriculture.
42) Pioneer always took a given percent of the annual profits to divide equally among all employees,so our profit-sharing checks were higher than if Pioneer had not purchased Norand.Additionally,my Pioneer stock was lower than it had been before the purchase of Norand.I was not pleased.
43) The CEO of pioneer,Tom Urban,made annualformal visits to each of the Pioneer divisions to talk about the state of the business and to listen to employees’ concerns.
44) As I sat listening to him,I knew I could trust him,and that he deserved every bit of loyalty I could give to him and to Pioneer.
45) In the brief moment of silence before the questions started,I recalled thinking that I would follow him into any battle.
46) Man’s preoccupation with time derives ultimately from his unique relationship to it.All animals are changed by it.But only human can manipulate it.
47) It can be argued that momeny and foresightedness are the essence of intelligence;that man’s ability to manupulate time,to employ both past and future as guides to present action,is what makes him human.
48) But if the delay stretchs beyond 30 seconds.the animal is at a loss.It can no longer associate reward so far in the future with present action.
49) But after that time interval ,the monkey’s hunt for the food is no better than chances predicts.
50) They can learn to stack four boxes,one atop the other,as a platform from which it can reach a hanging banana.They also carry their ability to cope with the present action by means of tools like human being.