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What Exactly Is Fair CEO Compensation?

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Thaddeus McCarthy

When you are passionate enough about something, you often don't need a lot in monetary compensation.

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.

Billionaire Larry Ellison Announces New Documentary Film Festival

Civil Beat | Nathan Eagle | Posted 04.02.2014 | Entertainment

Billionaire Larry Ellison has a new plan for the Hawaii island he bought, but needs everyone’s help to make it happen. He announced in a news rel...

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...

Tech Billionaire Doubles Down On His Environmental Utopia

Posted 03.01.2014 | Green

Larry Ellison is doubling down on his quest to make the Hawaiian island of Lanai a beacon of sustainable living. "I was just looking at the Lanai ...

8 Truly Outrageous CEO Perks

24/7 Wall Street | Charley Blaine | Posted 12.16.2013 | Business

CEO compensation, relative to the amount the average American is paid, has skyrocketed in the past few decades. In 1965, the average CEO pay was 18.3 ...

Larry Ellison Flying Blind In Hawaii

Civil Beat | Chad Blair | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business

It can take as long to travel to Molokai from Honolulu as it does to reach Hawaii from Los Angeles — if, that is, you are flying Island Air. That...

A Majority Of Oracle Shareholders Think Larry Ellison Is Paid Too Much

Reuters | Noel Randewich | Posted 10.31.2013 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 31 (Reuters) - A majority of shareholders opposed Oracle's executive compensation, including Chief Executive Larry Ellison's pay, i...

Larry Ellison On High Alert After Lanai Gets An Unwelcome Visitor

Posted 10.15.2013 | Business

Last year, Larry Ellison, the billionaire CEO of Oracle, fulfilled a life-long dream by buying the Hawaiian island of Lanai. The island is a quiet oas...

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.

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...

Now He's Only Getting Paid $78 Million

AP | Posted 11.21.2013 | Business

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — The value of Oracle Corp. founder and CEO Larry Ellison's pay package dropped 18 percent in fiscal 2013, to $78.4 millio...

A Cup of Caen: What Would Whidden Do?

Christopher Caen | Posted 11.12.2013 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

Assigning blame for Oracle's missteps has led to the termination of the team's tactician and over the last several days we have heard more than we ever wanted to about "tacticians." How much can a tactician influence a race?

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.

Forget the America's Cup, Larry Ellison's Art Is at the Asian Art Museum

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 10.28.2013 | San Francisco
Pamela Feinsilber

Ellison is wealthy enough not only to have a collection of very good Japanese works (sculpture, paintings, folding screens, hanging scrolls, lacquer and metal work), but to have the former director of the Asian as his private curator.

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...

Billionaire Larry Ellison Says Google CEO Acted 'Absolutely Evil'

Reuters | Jennifer Saba | Posted 10.13.2013 | Technology

By Jennifer Saba (Reuters) - Larry Ellison, Oracle Inc's outspoken chief executive officer, said Google Inc CEO Larry Page acted "absol...

Apple Is Screwed Without Steve Jobs, Says Billionaire CEO

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 08.13.2013 | Technology

Billionaire Larry Ellison isn't taking a wait and see approach on Apple's future. The Oracle CEO apparently knew the tech giant was doomed as soon as ...

A Cup of Caen: A Day with Oracle

Christopher Caen | Posted 09.28.2013 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

Despite all the America's Cup controversies, once on the boats, all the noise disappears and is replaced by a new noise -- that of a catamaran going so fast it feels like you're sticking your head out of a car on the freeway.

A Cup of Caen: Hand to Hand Combat

Christopher Caen | Posted 09.11.2013 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

Tomorrow we are going to have an honest to goodness, we are not kidding here, America's Cup race. You know, with two boats. Both on the course at the same time. Actually racing each other. I know, it boggles the imagination.

A Cup of Caen: Opening Day By the Bay

Christopher Caen | Posted 09.08.2013 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

This was the Cup that we all want to see, the top sailors in the world racing the best boats. The days of champagne and blazers and going to insanely large mansions in Newport, Rhode Island, for meals on china are over.

A Cup of Caen: The Kiwis Have Landed!

Christopher Caen | Posted 08.28.2013 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

Wakas are the war canoes made by the Maori tribes native to New Zealand. They build little ones to go bash on their neighbors. They also build big ones, some over 100 feet long, to go bash on people on other islands. Some are painted white and black, which in Maori represents death.

A Cup of Caen: Of Cats and Cups

Christopher Caen | Posted 08.20.2013 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

For me, the America's Cup was where the wonder and the magic of sailing lived. Ridiculously romantic? Probably, but romance is also part of the Cup.

A Cup of Caen: Of Lineages, and Paul Cayard

Christopher Caen | Posted 08.14.2013 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

Let's get one thing out of the way at the start: just like in royal families, sports have their lineages. Fathers and sons have passed on the torch in basketball, football, and baseball.