Indra Nooyi on mentors

“Mentors pick you, you don’t pick them. They pick you because they see something in you that they want to hitch their wagon to.” | Indra Nooyi, Pepsico’s former CEO.

I’ve seen many attempts at describing the process of finding mentorship over the years. The good ones drive home the idea that asking people to be our mentor isn’t how it works.

This, however, flips the message and, in doing so, describes reality so beautifully.

It resonated.