Book Reco - Softwar: An Intimate Portrait of Larry Ellison and Oracle by Matthew Symonds
10th October 2014

softwar Its been a while since I enjoyed a good book on the software industry. Although this book is by no means recent and some of the stories are now a bit outdated, I still found it relevant and interesting. Oracle and Ellison have always intrigued me and digging into their history and culture was facinating.

The author has presented a pretty balanced view of Ellison and it does not suffer from the narrative fallacy many such? books are prone too. The auther goes into great detail about the decision making, politics and larger than life personality of Larry Ellison. Everything from pricing issues to personality conflicts are covered in detail.

A special part of this book are the side bars by Ellison himself, clarifying, defending or just adding to the story. So its a partial autobiography of sorts.

Overall I found it a very interesting and lots of learnings from this one.

Enjoyed it a lot. Recommend it definitely.

Cheers,

Ron

Related Posts
Web design firms must work towards a deeper engagement with clients
10th August 2018   |   

20 years ago, when we started in this field, the website was a neat little marketing tool for businesses. A ‘nice to have’ but not necessary item for the marketing manager. But over the years the value and functionality of the corporate webs

Continue Reading
Quick Reads 4th July 2018 - A round of interesting stories from the web
4th July 2018   |   

This time we have an eclectic mix of links from the web. From pet friendly offices to AI's that can fool humans. It's Bring Your Dog to Work

Continue Reading
Book Reco: The Art of the Good Life: Clear Thinking for Business and a Better Life by Rolf Dobelli
18th June 2018   |   

Normally I am wary of self help books with their generic advice which is pretty much the same all over. But I was pleasantly surprised by this book. The author's easy style of writing, unique perspective and advise really makes this book a pleas

Continue Reading
Why many Indian companies struggle to leverage Social Media for their businesses
11th June 2018   |   

Everyone agrees that social media can be a powerful source for business and brand development. There is not a single marketing or communications manager who would dispute that. However there is a huge gap between what companies believe and how t

Continue Reading
Quick Reads 6th June 2018 - A round of interesting stories from the web
6th June 2018   |   

These are stories which caught our interest when browsing the web. They are as varied as they are interesting but all have something to do with either technology, e-commerce, business or work life.

Continue Reading
quick enquiry