Monday, October 08, 2012

Silicon Valley pioneer thrives on challenges | Business & Technology | The Seattle Times

Excerpt from a Larry Ellison profile
"Ellison, who just turned 68 and is among the planet’s most recognizable billionaires, has plenty besides work to keep himself busy, including his fast cars, jets, yacht racing and a newly purchased Hawaiian island. But given his ambitious goals for the corporation — and the tough competition it faces — industry observers say he’s unlikely to call it quits.
“He’s kind of like the Last of the Mohicans,” said Richard Davis, an analyst with investment bank Canaccord Genuity, noting that Ellison is one of the few original Silicon Valley entrepreneurs still running the firms they founded. “He relishes a challenge. I think he’s the happiest when the sabers are crossing.”"
Silicon Valley pioneer thrives on challenges | Business & Technology | The Seattle Times
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