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What's the biggest problem facing American business is willing Gallup poll of small businesses has a clear answer regulations.
And it's not just small companies huge corporations.
For office say the same thing recently copes current CEO will dark had said that in some respects.
The US is less business friendly than Communist China.
How can an icon of American success find it easier in Communist China the right here in the US let's ask a former Coke's CEO that -- -- Let the company from 2000 -- 2008.
Helping to re establish it as one of America's biggest international brands use the author of the new book inside Coca-Cola CEOs life story.
Of building the world's most popular brand rebuilding it we should say -- have a bit to say congratulations negative what do you think first of all of your successors comments that it's easier to business and Communist China and -- in America because of all our new regulations -- He was making a point by the fact that we are over regulated.
I did the same applies to Western Europe.
And -- -- the speed -- to get decisions as the beyond to put Nouriel.
Has been slow -- against the way it was 25 years ago in the US and I don't think that's the point He was He was tried to.
What's a good point it's a strong point and the US used to be the envy of the world you were traveling all over the world 140 countries are subject for Coca-Cola.
We were the envy of the world because.
It was -- America was a place where you go if you had a great idea and had a little -- -- -- start -- business with minimum interference by the government.
Is that still so -- -- we lost it's interesting I I I.
I saw this within the -- -- -- a sudden we're -- I tell that the same story.
When we -- sort of young bucks in the business she came into the US -- -- state of the art.
This is where you came -- the and by the time we voted to senior ranks.
The best places in the world for the state of the art -- -- of selling Coca-Cola.
We're outside the US because it hadn't -- hadn't -- thought.
The -- complacency.
Place in -- than this -- and I think what waking up now.
You think we're waking up because -- you look at the Tea Party -- you look at all of the moves for.
You do see prominent pols such as the one we cited just now have have we fight is this finally the trouble -- in shaken us to our core and made us realize we have to change.
I hope so I do have a fundamental belief that America will wake up.
Because I think the -- -- -- an aerial spill expert there's -- can do drive about this country that makes a very special obvious why I love working and living here okay.
But I'm not sure we're -- the tipping point I think that.
Know what has actually been able to convince people that they shared pain.
That has to be taken.
And it it it's across the board so there's of -- -- -- -- in some of the plans that are they're coming up how do we avoid any.
-- pain for any -- -- everybody wants about a lucky.
People investment bankers billionaire investment bankers were getting a bail -- of people say hey if they gotta bail -- I'm in La mr.
Joseph public should get a bailout so.
So that's what worries me in terms of not jumping to the conclusion that that -- the dirt jumping to I don't think we're there yet mean what's it gonna take.
It might take or pay.
I I of course we're in the presidential.
-- now so.
It's very difficult to get people together and have a sensible debate.
But I I I really do think that that it's -- simple as that.
That the center has to hold.
And you know some Dunn who famous senator -- who's on the Coke boredom I'm -- told to some about a slow ball with him center for strategic international studies.
Chairman of that.
-- -- -- Was always in the senate there was this -- -- the centrist from both sides that we're able to come together and find a way to get the solution.
And even in the senate that some you know a few called we -- and call middle -- it seemed to have disappeared and it's very sat.
Would you turn the company around I mean you're brought back out of retirement if I'm not mistaken -- and -- in order to kind of straighten things out a Coca-Cola that's part of what the book is about.
C you know how to do that -- turnaround.
Huge organization to be not as big as the United States but -- most -- talked about all -- Coca-Cola is.
Is and it.
It is possible to do I saw Ronald Reagan do it 1980.
But it got.
-- -- -- there a couple of agree to what it does really takes real leadership and a leadership means -- comfortable -- as well.
But I also had a belief and you'll see this that the book that the people in this instance within the Coca-Cola company sought to took the to micro situation.
But the people actually know what's wrong.
If you can get it out of the you could get consensus.
And if you look at how to you know I built with both the strategy of I had a view about where wanted to take it but if I was dictating it.
People say well you know why don't you think of that widened to go that way when it but if you actually go to.
You could then lead them to lead them through that you know CS Lewis used to say that everybody even people that are doing -- know that they're doing -- when they're doing it so having the bottom line is people do have.
-- stinks about this -- I think I'm a little more optimistic than you I think people have woken up.
And I think I think we have suffered enough because of this economic -- that were ready for change but I hope you're right number all.
If it's a good -- book inside Coca-Cola Neville Isdell thank you very much for coming on thanks to appreciate.
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