I admitted I prefer fiction, but have recently been reading a book called Gemba Kaizen. Six Sigma and the various related methodologies are really important in larger organizations, and reading up on them will help you understand the larger picture within the organization. You may not see the effects in the position you accept, but you will eventually.
What is the salary (range) for a Business Generalist at McMaster-Carr?
I don't even remember what b.s. I used to respond to that question, but again; it's not so much what you say, but how you say it. If you give the impression you believe in whatever it is you say, they'll believe in you.
Really, the interviewer just wanted to have a conversation about ethics codes. There wasn't an expected answer but, it was unsettling to launch into an unrelated conversation as the start of the "interview".