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    Mike Wilson(Author)

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Larry Ellison started the high-flying tech company Oracle with $1,200 in 1977 and turned it into a billion-dollar Silicon Valley giant. If Bill Gates is the tech world's nerd king, Ellison is its Warren Beatty: racing yachts, buying jets, and romancing beautiful women. His rise to fame and fortune is a tale of entrepreneurial brilliance, ruthless tactics, and a constant stream of half-truths and outright fabrications for which the man and his company are notorious.

Investigative reporter Mike Wilson, with access to Ellison himself and more than 125 of his friends, enemies, and former Oracle employees, has created an eye-opening, utterly fascinating portrayal of a Silicon Valley success story ... filled with the stuff that dreams and cultural icons are made of.

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  • PDF | 336 pages
  • Mike Wilson(Author)
  • William Morrow; First Edition First Printing edition (29 Oct. 1998)
  • English
  • 8
  • Biography

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  • By feersum_endjinn on 30 July 2010

    This book a must read for anyone who works with Oracle. I have always been intrigued by Larry Ellison and how he made Oracle in to what it is. The book was written quite some time ago so it doesn't really discuss the newer versions of the RDBMS nor any of the other applications nor the acquisitions that Oracle have made but it does give a wonderful insight into how Oracle started and what kind of corporate culture Larry Ellison set within his company. The book covers the period from the 1960's to around 1995. The author tries to give a balanced view on Larry Ellison and Oracle but there is definitely a very strong anti-Larry Elisson/Oracle vibe. In each chapter it's very much a case of "these are the 200 things that are wrong with Larry Ellison and this is why Oracle is bad and evil, but of course he is an extremely rich, successful and brilliant entrepreneur and Oracle is widely used..."! But if you work in databases or is interested how the IT software giants like Oracle, Microsoft or Apple were came to be where they are then this is a good place to start.


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