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The future is now

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Understand that our knowledge of disruptive technology is not really about what’s going to happen in the future. It’s happening now.

Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi says she was talking some time ago with Travis Kalanick, the founder of ride service Uber, who gave her some futuristic ideas to chew on.

She said, “Oh, I’m glad it’s not going to happen in my lifetime.”

And he said, “It’s going to happen in the next five years.”

Nooyi’s advice to other leaders: Try to have a conversation with visionaries at least once or twice a year.

— Adapted from “The Queen of Pop,” interview with Beth Kowitt, Fortune.

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