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When you innovate, you've got to be prepared for everyone telling you you're nuts.
I have had all of the disadvantages required for success.
We think we're going to be especially strong in platform where we have our two platform brands: our database brand is the Oracle Database 12c, and our programming language brand is this thing called Java.
It's Microsoft versus mankind, with Microsoft having only a slight lead.
I am so disturbed by kids who spend all day playing videogames.
We think a modern cloud lets you decide when you want to upgrade. We don't decide for you.
When you write a program for Android, you use the Oracle Java tools for everything, and at the very end, you push a button and say, 'Convert this to Android format.'
We'll continue to expand our footprint... Oracle's Fusion cloud applications for HCM, CRM and ERP all have a new simplified user interface and an integrated social network that makes our enterprise applications as easy-to-use and familiar as Facebook, while enabling better collaboration and teamwork among your employees and your customers.
I believe people have to follow their dreams - I did.
One of the great things about Lanai is that the weather is always fabulous. Always 82 degrees and sunny. The problem is that, like California now, Lanai needs more water.
Taking care of your employees is extremely important and very, very visible.
Be careful about virtual relationships with artificially intelligent pieces of software.
What is Oracle? It's people. We rely on our HR department to build this organization, to help find those people, to help grow those people.
Lanai at one time grew 98% of the world's pineapples. But the world's pineapples are now grown in two places, Costa Rica and Panama, because no one wants to spend $45 for a pineapple from the United States.
Maui reminded me of San Diego: beautiful, but crowded.
People really criticize professional athletes going into the Olympics. People don't like change. A bunch of people don't like the Olympics now because we've added skateboarding... We're modernizing the sport.
What is Oracle? A bunch of people. And all of our products were just ideas in the heads of those people - ideas that people typed into a computer, tested, and that turned out to be the best idea for a database or for a programming language.
Bill Gates wants people to think he's Edison, when he's really Rockefeller. Referring to Gates as the smartest man in America isn't right... wealth isn't the same thing as intelligence.
It's surreal to think that I own this beautiful island. It doesn't feel like anyone can own Lanai. What it feels like to me is this really cool 21st-century engineering project, where I get to work with the people of Lanai to create a prosperous and sustainable Eden in the Pacific.
Bill Gates is the pope of the personal computer industry. He decides who's going to build.
A corporation's primary goal is to make money. Government's primary role is to take a big chunk of that money and give it to others.
Our goal is very simply to become the desktop for e-businesses.
To model yourself after Steve Jobs is like, 'I'd like to paint like Picasso, what should I do? Should I use more red?'
I started NetSuite. NetSuite was my idea. I called up Evan Goldberg and said, 'We're going to do ERP on the Internet, software-as-a-service.' Six months later Marc Benioff, finding out what NetSuite was doing, and kind of copied it.
They don't call it the Internet anymore, they call it cloud computing. I'm no longer resisting the name. Call it what you want.
I wish HP nothing but the best. I think HP is an icon. Those of us who had their careers in the Valley think of Dave Packard and Bill Hewlett as role models. We would love to be half as good as they were.
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