Worrying About Ellison Inc.
from the who-will-keep-him-in-line? dept
A good bit of commentary explaining why everyone is running scared about Gary Bloom leaving Oracle. It’s not so much that he’s really good (though, I’m sure he is quite good), but that he was one of the main guys keeping Larry Ellison in line. The way the world of Oracle used to work is that Larry would say something crazy and then Ray Lane and Gary Bloom would explain what he really meant, and would make sure that Oracle did what it needed to do rather than something silly that Larry may have decided about on a whim. The article does point out that Oracle appears to be doing fine with just Larry in charge, and you shouldn’t get too worried, yet.