Friday, September 19, 2014

Larry Ellison Has a Long List of Memorable Quotes - Digits - WSJ

My all-time favorite (not in the WSJ article; see this 2007 Charles Fitzgerald blog post for historical context), in response to a question about CA buying legacy DBMS vendors: "Every ecosystem needs a scavenger." On a related note, see SAP Buys Concur Technologies for $8.3 Billion (NYT).

"Alpha CEO, tech visionary, philanthropist, America’s Cup champion, owner of his own Hawaiian island — Larry Ellison is a singular personality. He is also among the best sources in Silicon Valley for head-turning quotes.

“I don’t know what I’ll do when I retire,” the billionaire Oracle founder once said. “I just love competing as opposed to just going out and watching the sunset.” Ellison stepped down as CEO on Thursday, but he remains chairman of the board and Oracle’s tech chief. That leaves more time for Ellison to generate more wit and wisdom."
Larry Ellison Has a Long List of Memorable Quotes - Digits - WSJ
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