Business & Finance: Business Is a Team

In the cream-colored, gold-trimmed Terrace Room of San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel last week, 500 stockholders of Hawaiian Pineapple Co., Ltd. (Dole products) sat in wide-eyed fascination. On the platform, in addition to a raft of dark-suited officers and directors, was a group of Hawaiian islanders decked out in bright and summery island garb. All were employees of the company; they were there to explain Hawaiian Pineapple's annual report to the stockholders.

Up stood pretty Mrs. Ethel Akiyama, 35, a Multigraph operator who has been with Hawaiian Pineapple for 20 years. She wore a...

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