Rand's dialogue is quite wordy, so I had to solve the problem of putting all of it, or most of it, into balloons. Since you already know the two characters who are speaking, I can do an all-dialogue page.
I know nothing about what goes on in the private offices of Big Business, or Big Transportation. Rand's story assumes that powerful individuals make decisions which determine what the corporation or company does. I have assumed that a corporation is more like a swarm of flying creatures that moves according to some collective impulses, and will turn or change shape only when some impetus from outside it forces it to. Interestingly, Rand in ATLAS never mentions the retail business. The stores she mentions are single-family, small places, never a big chain or a grand department store, even though they certainly existed during her career. She's interested only in the "smokestack industries." I don't think any industrialists are reading this blog, though.