Comments on: Send Indra Nooyi to the World Bank A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 By: mpati Mon, 05 Mar 2012 10:36:59 +0000 PepsiCo was not created by Indra Nooyi but existed many years prior to her joining the company. Since then it has been selling salty snacks and sugary soft drinks – true. But Indra Nooyi has tried to steer the company towards a more sustainable business model while also sustaining earnings growth and profitability. So I believe one should get this straight. Indra Nooyi joined a company that sold unhealthy products. Since then, she has taken significant steps to improve the company’s product portfolio and its sustainability credentials. Definitely this shows that she has the best interests of the consumer and the planet and shareholders at heart. And let’s not forget, at the end of the day PepsiCO is a profit making company.

By: QCIC Sun, 04 Mar 2012 20:29:13 +0000 VTTV-
A: My taxes pay for (a tiny portion) of the salary of the the person hired.
B: I am extremely intelligent (statistically speaking), and also have a fair amount of professional experience with hiring and selection committees.
C: If you (or Felix) want to use a public platform to advocate for a candidate for a very important pseudo-public office you should be prepared to give more reasons for your opinion than “they are a female minority”.

Asking why someone made an assertion is a valid contribution to a debate. Tell someone to shut up should get you kick out of said debate. If I were the moderator I would suspend your posting privileges. Learn how to be an adult please.


By: orionorbit Sun, 04 Mar 2012 18:01:27 +0000 Felix, I don’t understand your point that the world bank has to be a diplomat. Is it like, the WB wants to give country X a loan and country X refuses so its chairman has to diplomatically persuade country X’s government to please, pretty please take their money?

No, the head of the WB has to be someone who is smart enough to understand how the bank can best use its resources so a developement economist sounds best to me.

Btw Larry Summers sounds to me much better than some MBA for corporate america; it’s not about whether she WANTS to help, it’s about whether she CAN help. So if she wants to contribute, she should simply do what Gates and Buffet did. The WB is an institution to alleviate poverty using the instruments of modern finance, not a charity where former CEOs go for a graceful retirement.

By: VTTV Sun, 04 Mar 2012 03:18:39 +0000 QCIC, what makes you qualified to question someone else’s opinion? shut up already.

By: crocodilechuck Sat, 03 Mar 2012 20:52:21 +0000 Felix,

Why not get rid of the World Bank?

By: QCIC Sat, 03 Mar 2012 20:29:22 +0000 And what exactly makes you think she is qualified for that?

By: Arindita Sat, 03 Mar 2012 06:17:47 +0000 Felix actually has managed to articulate the selection procedure exercised in case of most diplomatic dignitaries (I am considering the President of World Bank as a pseudo diplomat)through this. We should not be offended by his opinion because he is only presenting the bitter truth about selection/election/nomination procedures and how very little depends on the actual capability but largely on functionality. With the increasing resentment towards World Bank in developing nations with their ever increasing and expanding vicious cycle of debts, an Indra Nooyi may once again end up pacifying the situation ;p

By: y2kurtus Sat, 03 Mar 2012 03:08:07 +0000 I agree completely Felix… Since we have to appoint an undeserving American we mine as well send Indra. Coke has out performed Pepsi in “the decade she’s been a C-level executinve.” Add to that being ashamed of her companies products and I suppose she should be looking for another gig.

While you’re at it why don’t we grant a female judge a lifetime appointment to the nations highest court dispite having her only reviewed cases overturned… oh wait… we already did that… so what if she’s 0 for 2… at least she’s hispanic!

I’ve got a novel idea… why don’t we fill each and every plum job with the canidate best qualified to fill that position reguardless of any other consideration whatsoever.

If that idea scares liberals a little too much we’ll comprimise… I’ll try and get my fellow conservitives to agree to tax the stuffing out of all the “winners” and absoutely pour money into public education starting from birth.

The country that manages to do that will rule this earth… my money is on South Korea.

By: TFF Sat, 03 Mar 2012 00:20:24 +0000 I’m with the others, the article seems to be claiming that the World Bank presidency is a political sinecure, and thus we might as well use it to make an affirmative action statement.

But maybe Felix’ suggestion would make more sense if I had a better sense what the World Bank does and how her skills would fit the job?

By: QCIC Fri, 02 Mar 2012 22:58:17 +0000 Yeah I am a little confused as to why this is a good idea other than she is a woman from overseas. Can’t we do a little better than that?

I am also completely unconvinced and confused by this line of argument:
“but they’re not leaders in the way that Nooyi is”

What does that mean and on what basis are you making that claim?

Why not start with the job description and work from there instead of moving straight to affirmative action?