February’s WIRED magazine just came. The cover is awesome: THINK BIG. Sub-head: One Massive Idea Can Change the World.
I urge anyone and everyone in our For Impact world to read the article.
The best part is the interview with Google CEO Larry Page (also Co-Founder). Larry Page lives by the gospel of 10X!!! (I think he picked that up from our President and Chief Big Thinking Officer, Nick Fellers!)
Some cool thoughts/quotes that I thought you might enjoy:
- “If you’re not doing some things that are crazy, then you’re doing the wrong things.”
- “I think we need to be doing breakthrough, non-incremental things across our whole business.”
- “I realize that there are a lot of sad stories about inventors like Nikola Tesla, amazing people who didn’t have much impact (!) because they never turned their inventions into businesses.”
- “A billion people use our products.” Wow.
Page also has some really powerful words about ‘competition‘, talking very seriously about what’s wrong with the way we run companies. “It’s always about the competition”. “How exciting is it to come to work if the best you can do is trounce some other company that does roughly the same thing?”
That’s what I love about the For Impact world. Not about competition. All about collaboration to solve large social problems or change the world.
Special Note: The dude just doesn’t talk BIG … he definitely THINKS BIG! He talks about Google potentially being a million-person company!!!
Read and enjoy.