Comments on: Don’t send Easterly to the World Bank A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 By: crocodilechuck Tue, 06 Mar 2012 01:32:35 +0000 Felix,

Bill Easterly’s rant is Exhibit ‘A’ for abolishing it.

btw, The Economist explored this in a survey in 1990.

By: EconMaverick Mon, 05 Mar 2012 22:11:22 +0000 How about fmr Google CEO Eric Schmidt?

He can run large organizations, and though he’s not Steve Jobs, he does understand disruption, ran a more entrepreneurial org than Pepsi, and is tech savy and analytical.

Other possibilities would be somebody from the Development communities. Perhaps Bill Drayton, CEO and Founder of Ashoka, or Ray Offenheiser- Leader of Oxfam America

By: carambas Mon, 05 Mar 2012 21:40:23 +0000 Felix:

You sound like you are stuck talking your book promoting Indra Nooyi for the World
Bank post.

I read Bill Easterly’s arguments as explaining fairly well why Indra Nooyi would end up
being a disappointment as head of the World Bank in terms of adapting the institution
to the post-global times that lie ahead.

Bill Easterly is brilliant, he has the right character, and has the vision to the see the
world as it is and as it could be.

Easterly is a public sector Steve Jobs. An iconoclast. And the World Bank is Microsoft.

I don’t know about you, Felix, but I’ll take the Steve Jobs choice as leader any time there
is an opportunity to do so.

Even if you have to drag him kicking and screaming back to Apple, excuse me, to the
World Bank.

The Bank and the bored needs Bill Easterly at the World Bank.