The Economist is running a profile on one of Google co-founders, Sergey Brin. I have written about Google’s ability to jump the curve before (here and here). One of the reasons Google is successful and will continue to be is because, as Brin says, he and the company’s other leaders have a “healthy disregard for the impossible.”
“Doing the impossible,” is a theme I constantly stress with all of my audiences because, unless one understands the power of exponential growth as it relates to technological progress, they will regard as impossible many things which will be eminently possible tomorrow.
For a sample of some “impossible” ideas, check out the following old posts: