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Darren Walker
Most Creative People

Darren Walker

President, Ford Foundation

Most Creative People

Ford Foundation president Darren Walker raised eyebrows in August 2016 when he joined PepsiCo’s board of directors, leading some to question why the leader of a social justice organization would become involved with a culprit in the obesity epidemic. At the 2016 Fast Company Innovation Festival, Walker reasoned that he was using his position to steer PepsiCo in a healthier direction. He added that being too self-righteous could actually hinder people's ability to create change. "We sort of fetishize our values in a way in which we hold them up as something that really prohibits us from doing certain kinds of things,” Walker said. “We should also really learn that we want to value impact."

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