a 10 percent improvement means that you’re basically doing the same thing as everybody else. You probably won’t fail spectacularly, but you are guaranteed not to succeed wildly.
the curse of 10%
Larry Page succinctly described, in the above quote, the 10% growth syndrome that companies get into and miss out on doing great things.
Don’t get me wrong, it is extremely challenging to run a large company and motivate the team to work towards a common goal of 10% growth, but at the same time our business leaders owe a debt to society to attempt great things with the resources at their disposal
I hope more business leaders and politicians would see the roles the way Larry Page does.