The danger is that executives running public companies end up spending so much time dealing with shareholders, regulators and campaigners that they neglect the business. Indeed, these different “stakeholders” may well demand different, and irreconcilable, things. Entrepreneurs, the type of people who like to “get things done” may not want the hassle.
The above quote is from an article comparing public vs. private companies. It reminds me of an analogy: Kuwait vs. Dubai. Kuwait is the example of a public company hurdled by attempting to please so many constituencies and ultimately neglecting the business. Dubai is the entrepreneurial star that is just getting things done. Democracy is great, but sometimes you just want to get things done without the hassle!