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Nandan Nilekani and Indra Nooyi in conversation

The Economic Times managed to get PepsiCo chairman Indra Nooyi and Infosys CEO Nandan Nilekani together, and the result is an insight into the mind of one of the most powerful women on Earth.

Nilekani has managed to get Nooyi to speak on a broad range of topics, from the time she joined Pepsi, to her gradual rise up the ranks, the proverbial glass ceiling, the problems she faced along the way and her take on the foods / restaurant business.

Nooyi has also spoken of her growing up years in India, and how the lessons instilled by her mother ensure she remained grounded at all times, regardless of her designation and the power she wielded.

I found the interview an enjoyable read, more so because I was not too familiar with her life story to the same extent as that of some of our own leading business czars.

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