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Google always thinks out of the box.  It uses very traditional things and a lot of hard work to some great effect.  For example, even there Street level mapping used taking pictures at the street level to sow everything together.

Now, due to the fires in California, the Government has made it mandatory for the owners of the land to remove excess brush from their land.  While other companies use the regular lawn mowers.  What does Google do?  Well they use a cutting edge brush cutting company – California Grazing – which provides GOATS to get rid of the brush.  This is what Google has to say about the process:

A herder brings about 200 goats and they spend roughly a week with us at Google, eating the grass and fertilizing at the same time. The goats are herded with the help of Jen, a border collie. It costs us about the same as mowing, and goats are a lot cuter to watch than lawn mowers.

Meanwhile, Google have some new fans – Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger and the endorsement from them of the Google stock is just amazing.  The duo suggested that Google has a strong business that can’t be matched or taken away by rivals.

“Google has a huge new moat,” Munger said. “In fact I’ve probably never seen such a wide moat.”

(moat of a company refers to how difficult it is for rivals to compete in the same business)

The remarks came during a press conference.

Reference Links:

1. Mowing with Goats
2. Buffett, Munger praise Google’s ‘moat’