Corporations: General at General Mills

According to a story plot dear to makers of Army musicals, whenever a war ends the captains turn up, cap in hand, to beg the privates for civilian jobs. Four years ago at General Mills, Inc., this story was played out the other way round. When he retired after 30 years in the Air Force, four-star General Edwin William Rawlings was approached by a former World War II subordinate, Charles H. Bell, then president of General Mills and son of the founder. At Bell's urging, Rawlings signed on as a vice president...

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