Larry Ellison Quotes

Larry Ellison Quotes: A corporation's primary goal is to make money. Government's primary role is to take a big chunk of that money and give it to others.
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Larry Ellison Quote: So what makes me happy? I was really happy to build this house. That's it; building things. The trouble with software is that it's very hard to show your aunt in Florida what you've done.
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Quotes about Larry Ellison: I wish HP nothing but the best. I think HP is an icon. Those of us who had their careers in the Valley think of Dave Packard and Bill Hewlett as role models. We would love to be half as good as they were.
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Quote about Larry Ellison: Once the business data have been centralized and integrated, the value of the database is greater than the sum of the preexisting parts.
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Larry Ellison Sayings: I saw that we needed to grow but our top line wasn't growing, so we had to find other ways to grow the business. We had to reshape our business and acquire share in a non conventional way. But most tech leaders don't come out of a business background. They really have a parochial point of view. All they know are the go-go years of Silicon Valley. That's the environment in which they were raised.
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Larry Ellison Saying: If an open source product gets good enough, we'll simply take it. So the great thing about open source is nobody owns it--a company like Oracle is free to take it for nothing, include it in our products and charge for support, and that's what we'll do. So it is not disruptive at all--you have to find places to add value. Once open source gets good enough, competing with it would be insane. We don't have to fight open source, we have to exploit open source.
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