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Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison

(2001)
Sheer Nerve
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Children's Literature
Tired of his adoptive father's nagging that he should make something of himself, twenty-two-year-old Larry Ellison left Chicago for Berkeley, California, sure that he could become rich and famous there. His is a remarkable story of a charismatic young man with a reputation for not being totally honest who quit college and jumped from job to job, only to become a "fantastically successful businessman" and a billionaire to boot. Before he left the University of Chicago, Larry learned computer programming. His timing was also good for starting a computer software company with a couple of acquaintances. That company, Oracle Corporation, developed the first widely-used relational database for computers. (A two-page Tech Talk section explains relational databases.) Ellison's life and personality are addressed frankly-he can be intelligent, charming, brash, adventurous, egotistical, generous and highly competitive. This is a story of a complex individual with a goal of being rich and famous who was at exactly the right place when computer software companies were going public. An index and bibliography are included.

 
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January 2001 : USA Library Binding
Title: Larry Ellison, Sheer Nerve (Techies)
Author(s): Daniel Ehrenhaft
ISBN: 0-7613-1962-X / 978-0-7613-1962-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: 21st Century
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