Can Larry Beat Bill?

On any other mountain, Lawrence J. Ellison would be king. From scratch, he has built Oracle Corp. into the overwhelming leader in the market for powerful database programs, one of the most important and fastest-growing software businesses in the world. He has overcome setbacks that would have sunk most others, including a failed stab at college, a nearly fatal surfing accident, and a financial scandal that had his company on the road to ruin.

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