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Risking It All: Entrepreneurs, CEOs and Hollywood Stars Open Up

Andre Bourque | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business
Andre Bourque

Entrepreneurs offer some of the best examples of risk-taking that resulted in fabulous success stories. Their victories are usually achieved only after significant rounds of trial and error, however, which can involve having to put everything on the line.

Watching Larry Ellison Become Larry Ellison -- The DNA of a Winner

Steve Blank | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

In Oracle's early days, Kathryn Gould was the founding VP of Marketing, working there from 1982 to 1984. When I heard that Larry Ellison was stepping down as Oracle's CEO I asked Kathryn to think about the skills she saw in a young Larry Ellison.

What I Learned From Larry Ellison: Lessons in Tech Marketing

Alan Kelly | Posted 11.25.2014 | Technology
Alan Kelly

When I read the tweets that Oracle CEO Larry Ellison had stepped down, an enduring lyric jumped to mind. I tweeted back: The day the music died.

Larry Ellison, Oracle CEO, Is Stepping Down

AP/HuffPost | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business

Larry Ellison, the co-founder of Oracle, is stepping down as CEO, according to the company. Ellison, who is the fifth-richest man in the world accordi...

The I Ching of Magic and Enlightenment

William Horden | Posted 11.09.2014 | Books
William Horden

"The I Ching is the shortest path to two of the deepest of human desires." It was one of those monsoons that infrequently strike Southern California ...

WATCH: Union Square Oracle Uses Talents To Help Homeless

Huffington Post | Emily Kassie | Posted 08.21.2014 | Weird News

Uvera Oumbajuah is a self-proclaimed oracle, who has set up shop in Union Square for the past four years. She sits by a fountain that she believes div...

Data-Driven Simplified Shopping: New Women 3.0

Ondi Timoner | Posted 08.18.2014 | Technology
Ondi Timoner

I can't stand shopping. As a mother, filmmaker, talk show host, founder and CEA of A TOTAL DISRUPTION, I simply don't have the time to spend hours in a store trying on clothes and rummaging through endless racks searching for the best deal. Online shopping promises to save time and money, but this just hasn't been the case for many of us trying to balance life and work in our increasingly busy schedules.

The Magic Behind Apps: An Interview With Qlik Tech CEO Lars Bjork

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.04.2014 | Technology
Natalie Pace

Ever wonder which companies aggregate all of that big data into compelling and easy-to-use visuals? It turns out that there are three entrepreneurial companies that are leading innovation in the industry.

The Bond Market Disagrees With The Fed: So What's New About That?

Terry Connelly | Posted 06.22.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Bond traders seem to have seen Steve Martin's The Man With Two Brains so often they have forgotten it was a comedy. And these are the folks the equity markets are supposed to pay attention to?

The Terrible Fear of Paying the Poor Too Much

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The GOP is so afraid that the nation's lowest wage earners will get a raise that Republican politicians across the country are working overtime to outlaw wages above $7.25 an hour for these workers.

Sorry, SF: Larry Ellison Favors Hawaii For Next America's Cup

AP | BERNIE WILSON | Posted 03.10.2014 | Sports

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Software billionaire Larry Ellison says in a book excerpt that he'd like to have the next America's Cup in Hawaii, although his sai...

Sample from The Visual Organization

Phil Simon | Posted 03.15.2014 | Books
Phil Simon

In a little over two months, my sixth book will be released: The Visual Organization: Data Visualization, Big Data, and the Quest for Better Decisions...

Google Wants To Save Healthcare.gov

Reuters | Posted 12.31.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Experts from top technology and Internet companies including Google Inc, Oracle Corp and Red Hat Inc ...

Poisonous Million Dollar Pay Packages

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

American CEOs and boards of directors should take note. The income inequality they've fostered with outsized CEO pay packages and paltry wages for workers is creating an American royal class served by serfs.

Oracle Open World 2013 Wrap-up

Ivo Lukas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

The age of the customer is the theme around #oow13, where best practices to meet those customers' demands and expectations with the latest and great...

Oracle Shareholders Poised To Revolt Over Larry Ellison's Pay

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 10.03.2013 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO -- SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oracle is facing a potential shareholder revolt against a compensation formula that has consistently made its ...

The America's Cup Epic Battle On and Off the Water

Divina Infusino | Posted 11.30.2013 | Sports
Divina Infusino

The America's Cup finals began on September 7th with defender Oracle Team USA as the underdog with little homeland support, and Emirates Team New Zealand as the seasoned favorite with the hearts of its island nation steadfastly behind them.

LOOK: Unbelievable Photos From The America's Cup

Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.27.2013 | Sports

Oracle Team USA did the unthinkable on Wednesday, pulling off the greatest comeback in the 162-year history of the America's Cup. Miraculously rec...

Oracle Breathes New Life Into America's Cup

AP | BERNIE WILSON | Posted 09.27.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Larry Ellison and Russell Coutts got it right. The staid old America's Cup can be an adrenaline rush. On the brink of an embarrassin...

CEO Skips Big Speech To Go To Sailboat Race

AP | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 11.25.2013 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — About 60,000 people have come from all over the world to attend Oracle's biggest customer conference of the year, but Oracle CE...

The Island of Lana'i Has Been Remade Into Ellisonia

Robin Kaye | Posted 11.10.2013 | Hawaii
Robin Kaye

What's it like to live on Ellisonia, an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, in the middle of the state of Hawaii that is owned (well, 98% of it anyway) by one of the world's richest men? These days it's probably a lot like riding on Oracle's America Cup yacht: fast, dangerous, and rewarding.

How to Keep Your CMO Out of the CEO Shark Tank

Lisa Nirell | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business
Lisa Nirell

The purpose of communicating a compelling message in the CEO's language is to generate interest; interest generates a meeting; meetings create trusting relationships; and relationships drive conceptual agreement.

CMOs Are From Mars, CEOs Are From Venus: What Planet Are You From?

Lisa Nirell | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Lisa Nirell

What is your current relationship with your CEO? Do you feel like a fish out of water, or are you swimming in the same direction?

Big Tech Company CEO Is Totally Fine With NSA Surveillance

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 08.13.2013 | Technology

The chief executive of one of the country's biggest software companies thinks that NSA surveillance is "absolutely essential." Oracle CEO Larry Ell...

Shedding Light on Advance Pricing Agreements

Jeremy Scott | Posted 09.22.2013 | Business
Jeremy Scott

U.S. multinationals, or at least some of them, aren't paying that much tax. Their marginal tax rates are falling, and lawmakers and the public are starting to notice.