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How Pepsico’s Nooyi landed the CEO job

Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi wasn’t necessarily angling for the corner office. In the video below, Nooyi, who tops the 2009 Fortune Most Powerful Women list for the fourth year, talks about how she landed in the CEO job–even though she lacked operating experience.

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Last week on Postcards, we posted video of Nooyi talking with Pattie about the new “age of thrift.”

Another clip features the queen of (soda) pop on the importance of CEO communications–particularly these days when employees are worried about the economy and their jobs. — Jessica Shambora