Softwar: An Intimate Portrait of Larry Ellison and Oracle
- Sep 23, 2003
- #Business #Biography
Number of Pages: 528
If you want to wrap your head around what Larry Ellison accomplished, this is the book:
There’s a good book on Oracle called Softwar by, I can’t remember the author, but the name of the book is Softwar, software with the ‘e’ chopped off. And it actually has this really interesting format that I’ve never seen the book, which is the guy got lots of access to Larry Ellison while writing it. But the condition for getting that access was that Larry Ellison got a right of reply within the book.
Proud to know u Jason Thanks for the thought provoking research. The most important book that I have read since “The Price of Tomorrow” by our friend @JeffBooth DYOR. #forthekids
You must read #SOFTWAR
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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.
In Softwar, journalist Matthew Symonds gives readers exclusive and intimate insight into both Oracle and the man who made it and runs it. As well as relating the story of Oracle's often bumpy path to industry dominance, Symonds deals with the private side of Ellison's life. With unlimited insider access granted by Ellison himself, Symonds captures the intensity and, some would say, the recklessness that have made Ellison a legend.
With a new and expanded epilogue for the paperback edition that tells the story behind Oracle's epic struggle to win control of PeopleSoft, Softwar is the most complete portrait undertaken of the man and his empire -- a unique and gripping account of both the way the computing industry really works and an extraordinary life.