, in a commentary on the , stated his inspirations for Buy n Large were large corporations and how some people let consumerism govern how they run their lives. He stated that the people at Pixar had always pictured WALL•E as "a trash compactor" when the idea for the movie was first discussed. He reversed-engineered the idea on why WALL•E was cleaning up the planet and why the Earth was covered in trash and the idea of what if a company was the government. And according to the commentary, one of the artists, Teddy Newton, came up with the term "Buy n Large Corporation." Stanton was intrigued by the term and he was able to truncate it to the acronym of BnL, which "tripped off the tongue real easily."
Mexico is the United States’ second-largest export market and third-largest trading partner. Many large global companies have chosen to locate significant manufacturing operations in Mexico, particularly along the U.S. Mexican border. This is the case because of the low cost labor market in Mexico, yet with the close proximity to the U.S. consumption markets. Many of the raw materials used in Mexican manufacturing facilities are sourced from the U.S. Top U.S. exports to Mexico include electronic equipment, motor vehicle parts, and chemicals. Mexico is an active and constructive member of the World Trade Organization, the G-20, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The Mexican Government and many businesses support a Free Trade Area of the Americas through The North American Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA. This economic zone is expected to thrive for many years into the future.
I think the number of “exceptions, […] who grew into large company executives while retaining founder instincts” is much larger than you make believe.