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Softwar : an intimate portrait of Larry Ellison and Oracle

Author: Matthew Symonds; Larry Ellison
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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." "But Oracle is as controversial as it is
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Symonds, Matthew.
Softwar.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2003
(OCoLC)654858032
Named Person: Larry Ellison; Larry Ellison; Larry Ellison
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Symonds; Larry Ellison
ISBN: 074322504X 9780743225045 0743225058 9780743225052
OCLC Number: 52638805
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 508 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1 Larry and Me 1 --
2 On the Road 11 --
3 The War on Complexity 36 --
4 Beginnings 54 --
5 To the Limit 75 --
6 Growing Up 90 --
7 Best-of-Breed 112 --
8 Falling Out 136 --
9 The Laboratory 161 --
10 Ready or Not... 184 --
11 Taking Stock 205 --
12 Hungarian Lessons 227 --
13 Hill by Hill 233 --
14 The Last Database 246 --
15 Enemies 263 --
16 Chained to the Job 285 --
17 Alternative Stress 302 --
18 Sayonara Swan Song 322 --
19 Family Values 331 --
20 Three Strikes, You're Out 347 --
21 Larryland 369 --
22 A Life Beyond Oracle 380 --
23 "A Scrap of Information" 400 --
24 The Golden Nugget 418 --
25 A Perfect Storm 433 --
26 "The First Loser" 454 --
27 The Biggest Water Bottle 471.
Responsibility: Matthew Symonds ; with commentary by Larry Ellison.
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Written with exclusive and unprecedented access, journalist Symonds brings readers the definitive portrait of the computer company Oracle, and of Larry Ellison--complete with Ellison's own commentary  Read more...

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Alan Goldstein "The Dallas Morning News" Thank goodness for Larry Ellison. The chairman and chief executive of Oracle Corporation always keeps things interesting.

 
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