Google has $11 billion to spend on crazy ideas!
I mean, I guess this isn’t a terribly ground-breaking idea – that Google would be chasing wilder ideas than VC’s, but it is interesting to read their comments on it. It’s actually a great inside-look into what makes them what they are. Chase the most outlandish ideas, ones that don’t seem possible…I seriously love that. Honestly. The link below has the full article, but this quote from Salman Ullah of Google kind of sums it up: The crazy ones mean they ignore the usual restraints of investment levels required or design parameters or ‘Gee I need more servers than anyone ever thought was possible.’ When you free yourselves from these constraints, you create crazy, cool things. Seriously, how cool is that? They have such an intense focus on innovation…such a love for it. Very inspiring, I’m actually really happy to see this here in America…where so many other industries are boring and stagnant. Anyway, check this article…really good stuff. *** And how cool is this thing?!