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Google Inc. looks for ideas that are "really crazy" when sizing up potential purchases, the Internet company's top dealmaker said.
"We look at everything very carefully," Salman Ullah, Google's director of corporate development, said yesterday in a speech at a meeting of the Los Angeles Venture Association. "The really crazy ones do really well."
Google's Acquisitions Chief Looking for "Crazy" Ideas [bloomberg.com]
I have some crazy ideas, but, somehow, I don't think they are the ones they'd be after.
So, if you have a project - contact G
A refreshing read!
This article gives an impression why Google is the leading search engine IMHO. They are highly creative and willing to think openly into new directions.
I don't know about the rest of the world - but you don't find that spirit here in central europe. Not in large corporations.
Or, how about this; Gooooogle condoms... you know - with an 'OO to OOOOOOOOOOOO' size rating...
or, the best yet... "The Church of Google", cause like, they do no evil anyway... and they know what's best for everyone else...
OK, I gotta get back to my $15/hr job....
They distribute data all over the world, first through SERP's. Recently added video. And there's much more than this, but you should already know what those are.
So, my 'Suggestion to the Chief' is to get further into something they already do very well.....more distribution. Not exclusively at the computer screen level but at the wholesale merchandise level.
I'm in the outdoor leisure industry, mostly swimming pools. There is ONE Distributor who has over 200 warehouses around the world. 150+ of them in the U.S. They are very good at what they do, accept not as good as they could be on the data side of things. Now, that's not a knock at them, but a valid point. I worked for them for a few years and would, without hesitation recommend them to anyone who is interested in learning product distribution. :)
Google's purchase of a company such as this would at least give this industry the shake up it needs to become more "up-to-date". Stock ticker is: POOL [finance.google.com].
The ideas is not so crazy and you've got to figure that they'll at least be able to get some free pools at the "Plex".