The Ballad of Larry Ellison and the Accountant

Oh, to have the accounting troubles that Larry Ellison does. The personal budget emails to Oracle’s Ellison from his accountant that show up in today’s S.F. Examiner are simultaneously appalling and reassuring. The chiding emails will seem familiar to anyone who has struggled to balance a non-nine-figure bank account  — “I think it’s imperative we start to budget and plan” — and the back of napkin cash outflows are enough to bankrupt a small country:


  1. $75m in interest a year? Wow, he must have signed up with those banks that use vikings to pillage their customers. He should switch to Capital One…