U.S. Business: Audacious TRW

As manufacturers of sophisticated hardware ranging from ball bearings for Viet Nam to microcircuits for the moon, executives of TRW Inc. (formerly Thompson Ramo Wooldridge) are about as thoroughly caught up in the modern world as businessmen can be.

But one week each year they retreat to a tranquil farm hard by the hill-country hamlet of Guildhall, Vt. (pop. 250), to eat strawberry shortcake on paper plates and set their sights for the coming year. Last week they were at it again, gathering in a 150-year-old barn for a round of seminars and lectures (sample topic: "The Government-Industry Paradox: Serenity, Seduction or...

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