If By Crazy You Mean Calculated, Sure
Google's acquisition chief says the best acquisitions are crazy acquisitions.
"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','' Salman Ullah, Google's director of corporate development, told Bloomberg.com. "When you free yourselves from these constraints, you create crazy, cool things."
Yes, I suppose having a market cap of $145 billion changes your definition of "crazy." I wouldn't be surprised if they signed acquisitions while wearing a tutu and yelling, "I'm a crazy M&A cowboy! I'm a crazy M&A cowboy!" Yee-haw!