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Lawrence Ellison is an American businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who is a co-founder and the executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation.
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Napoleon Bonaparte
An Intimate Biography by Vincent Cronin
by Vincent Cronin (Dec 31, 1972)
The Robber Barons
by Matthew Josephson (Jan 23, 1962)
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Tags: economicsfinancehistoryunited-statessciencesociology
John D. Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, E. H. Harriman, Jay Gould, Henry Clay Frick . . . their names carry a powerful historical ring, still echoing today in the countless institutions that are part of their legacy, from universities to museums to banks. But who were the people behind the legends, and how did they...
The Age of Napoleon
A History of European Civilization from 1789 to 1815 (Story of Civilization, Book 11) (The Story of Civilization)
by Will Durant (Nov 30, 2015)
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An engrossing volume on European civilization by Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Will and Ariel DurantThe Age of Napoleon, the eleventh and final volume of the Story of Civilization, surveys the amazing chain of events that wrenched Europe out of the Enlightenment and into the age of democracy. In this masterful work, listeners will encounter the...
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Larry’s favorite history book, which he had read several times.     source
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The Last Lion Box Set
Winston Spencer Churchill, 1874 - 1965
by William Manchester (Nov 19, 2012)
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Universally acclaimed for their compelling narrative, their fresh insights, and their objective renderings of Winston Churchill's life, The Last Lion trilogy presents a revelatory and unparalleled portrait of this brilliant, flawed, and dynamic adventurer, aristocrat, soldier, and statesman. Born at the end of the 19th century when Imperial Britain...
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One of the books on Larry Ellison's nightstand.     source
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The Fountainhead
by Ayn Rand (Apr 25, 2005)
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The revolutionary literary vision that sowed the seeds of Objectivism, Ayn Rand's groundbreaking philosophy, and brought her immediate worldwide acclaim.This modern classic is the story of intransigent young architect Howard Roark, whose integrity was as unyielding as granite...of Dominique Francon, the exquisitely beautiful woman who loved Roark p...
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As a kid, I wanted to be an architect. That's before I read The Fountainhead. I mean it is hard to find a profession that pays worse than architecture.     source
High Output Management
by Andrew S. Grove (Aug 28, 1995)
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The essential skill of creating and maintaining new businesses—the art of the entrepreneur—can be summed up in a single word: managing. In High Output Management, Andrew S. Grove, former chairman and CEO (and employee number three) of Intel, shares his perspective on how to build and run a company. Born of Grove’s experiences at one of America’s le...
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Larry Ellison considers High Output Management his bible when it comes to management concepts.     source
The Mythical Man-Month
Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition)
by Frederick P. Brooks Jr. (Aug 11, 1995)
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Few books on software project management have been as influential and timeless as The Mythical Man-Month. With a blend of software engineering facts and thought-provoking opinions, Fred Brooks offers insight for anyone managing complex projects. These essays draw from his experience as project manager for the IBM System/360 computer family and then...
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Larry had given this book to every software executive whom he met within the company.     source
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by Vincent Cronin (Dec 31, 1994)
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Larry Ellison
I think it’s interesting to read about him for a couple reasons: to see what one man of modest birth can do with his life, and to see how history can distort the truth entirely.     source
Fate Is the Hunter
A Pilot's Memoir
by Ernest K. Gann (Jul 01, 1986)
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Ernest K. Gann’s classic pilot's memoir is an up-close and thrilling account of the treacherous early days of commercial aviation. “Few writers have ever drawn readers so intimately into the shielded sanctum of the cockpit, and it is hear that Mr. Gann is truly the artist” (The New York Times Book Review).“A splendid and many-faceted personal memoi...
Larry Ellison
One of the books on Larry Ellison's nightstand.     source
Larry Ellison
One of the books on Larry Ellison's nightstand.     source