In The Difference Between God and Larry Ellison, author Mike Wilson delivers a fascinating and genuinely interesting portrayal of Silicon Valley's most notorious bad boy, constructed from hundreds of interviews with friends, colleagues, and those unfortunate enough to stand in Ellison's way. There are plenty of behind-the-scenes stories of the growth and worldwide success of Oracle, which Ellison founded in 1977. Plus, there's plenty of the good stuff: tales of Ellison's truly fast-lane lifestyle, filled with big boats, beautiful women, and celebrity friends. While this book probably won't transform you into a fan of Ellison's, you will be grateful for a chance to observe him--from a safe distance.
The punchline is "God doesn't think he's Larry Ellison," of course. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Is Ellison this boring? I had heard good things about this book but it reads like a piece in the NYT Book Review.Published 3 months ago by ralphie
Very entertaining and easy to read. The author doesn't get into meticulous technical details, but instead creates a coupling story about the life of Larry Ellison and the success... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Matias Baridon
This was a great book about a fascinating man and his company. Ellison is driven, unethical, intelligent, erratic - makes for a very interesting read. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Nails
This is a fascinating book about one of the most interesting technology giants alive today. Really makes you realize that where you come from still affects you much later on in... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Susan Smith
I must say that I am a fan of the Oracle CEO and founder. When Mr. Ellison puts his mind and wealth to a project or a cause magical things happen. Read morePublished 18 months ago by D. Ergas
I purchased this book to read for part of my research for a paper I wrote on the entrepreneurial success of Larry Ellison. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Robert K
Could not stop reading this book, but it sure seems like a smear campaign against Ellison at times. However, I do think that the book presents genuine and honest feedback from... Read morePublished on June 11, 2010 by Taylor Jones
I absoultly loved this book. I am currently recieving my MBA, and it gave me a whole new perspective about how busniess can be, how it can suceed, and fail. Read morePublished on April 16, 2005 by LJ