Owning Norand also allowed Pioneer to explore high-technology markets outside agriculture.
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.
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.
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.
In the brief moment of silence before the questions started，I recalled thinking that I would follow him into any battle.