Oracle's School Of Testosterone Management

It's interesting that Lawrence J. Ellison believes he's creating the management style for the Internet Age ("Oracle: Why it's cool again," Cover Story, May 8). The organizing principle of the Internet is a feminine one: The Web is built on relationships, not hierarchy. Nobody is in charge; there's not a Lone Ranger in sight. Oracle is pursuing a relationship strategy in the marketplace, but when it comes to Oracle's own community, "It's all about centralized control, and Larry is in charge."

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