The Difference Between God and Larry Ellison: *God Doesn't Think He's Larry Ellison

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Harper Collins, Nov 11, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 420 pages

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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*ugh* Ellison really comes off as a slimeball in this book. He strikes me more as a salesman than a technologist (although the fact that I see a dichotomy there probably says as much about me as him) Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
17
Section 3
40
Section 4
51
Section 5
72
Section 6
94
Section 7
118
Section 8
142
Section 11
225
Section 12
242
Section 13
272
Section 14
301
Section 15
328
Section 16
352
Section 17
370
Section 18
373

Section 9
177
Section 10
203
Section 19
382
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Mike Wilson is an editor at the St. Petersburg Times and the author of the acclaimed Right on the Edge of Crazy: On Tour with the U.S. Ski Team. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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