Softwar an intimate portrait of larry ellison and oracle pdf
Softwar: An Intimate Portrait of Larry Ellison and Oracle (PDF Download) – eBookDuckEllison, Larry. A subject that's close to Ellison's heart is Oracle's enemies. He strongly believes that Oracle is always at its best when it has an identifiable enemy to go after: "We pick our enemies very carefully. It helps us focus. We can't explain what we do unless we compare it to someone else who does it differently.
Softwar: An Intimate Portrait of Larry Ellison and Oracle (PDF Download)
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Larry Ellison's in depth interview on his Life and Success
In a business where great risks, huge fortunes, and even bigger egos are common, Larry Ellison stands out as one of the most outspoken, driven, and daring leaders of the software industry. The company he cofounded and runs, Oracle, is the number one business software company. Perhaps even more than Microsoft's, Oracle's products are essential to today's networked world. In Softwar, journalist Matthew Symonds gives readers exclusive and intimate insight into both Oracle and the man who made it and runs it. As well as relating the story of Oracle's often bumpy path to industry dominance, Symonds deals with the private side of Ellison's life. With unlimited insider access granted by Ellison himself, Symonds captures the intensity and, some would say, the recklessness that have made Ellison a legend.
Lawrence Joseph Ellison born August 17, is an American businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who is a co-founder and the executive chairman and chief technology officer CTO of Oracle Corporation. After Ellison contracted pneumonia at the age of nine months, his mother gave him to her aunt and uncle for adoption. Ellison moved to Chicago's South Shore , then a middle-class neighborhood. He remembers his adoptive mother as warm and loving, in contrast to his austere, unsupportive, and often distant adoptive father, who had adopted the name Ellison to honor his point of entry into the United States, Ellis Island. Louis Ellison was a government employee who had made a small fortune in Chicago real estate, only to lose it during the Clutch Plague. Although Ellison was raised in a Reform Jewish home by his adoptive parents, who attended synagogue regularly, he remained a religious skeptic.