The Audacity of Acquisitions

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Why you should care

Because thinking like an investment banker spells disaster in Silicon Valley.

Check in for part three, when Drummond reveals what’s surprised him most about Google’s success and speaks frankly about the state of race relations in America.In part two of his OZY interview, Google’s top lawyer, David Drummond, explains the thought process behind paying big to buy up companies most of the public has never heard of and that even Google employees might find questionable. It may seem counterintuitive, but he says that approaching these acquisitions like an investment banker would forecast failure in the technology industry.

David Drummond is an investor, adviser and contributor to OZY.

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