High Technology Entrepreneurship and Business Leadership Lessons from Oracle's Larry Ellison
Larry Ellison, the Executive Chairman and CTO of Oracle has built one of the most important cloud database technology software companies. I think he has impeccable salesmanship but also vision for the future. I also think that he has trouble with authority and conventional wisdom from listening to some of his interviews and that is what makes him a great innovator and pioneer.
Many people do what most other people do without ever questioning the rules and the norms and are blind rule-followers who never fully speak their minds or learn to think critically, independently and ask questions from first principles. Larry is not and has continued to stay Larry despite the naysayers, haters and critics. That is a very hard but very brave thing to do in today’s business world and in the era of conventional wisdom and cancel culture as a top executive. Larry is the real life Iron Man.
Oracle’s Cloud Infrastructure is becoming more and more important as many businesses, institutions and governments begin to run on the cloud and as enterprises virtualize and digitalize, Oracle dominates increasing marketshare of Enterprise Database.
Larry has interesting thoughts on the post-covid world as well and believes that we are not going back to normal in many ways. Customers, and Employees everywhere are happier in a more digital world of greater convenience, with less travel, especially employees and contractors in the IT sector who are more comfortable working remotely.