This is just going to be explosive growth for possibly decades.
The transition from explosive growth to wise consolidation would be a challenge for any new leader.
There is an explosive irony, in fact, at the center of this standoff.
1660s, "tending to explode," from Latin explos- (past participle stem of explodere; see explosion) + -ive. As a noun, from 1874. Related: Explosives.