Quote du Jour: Oracle and Ellison

From a Forbes cover article on how Oracle founder Larry Ellison is as busy on non-Oracle things as ever, but isn’t doing anything to make sure that the company has a successor in place:

“Some people say Larry is lazy,” says director Donald
Lucas, who joined the board when Oracle had 11 employees. “But really he
empowers the people around him by delegating.”

Lazy people everywhere now have a new excuse: We’re not lazy, we’re just empowering people by delegating.


  1. Remembered from a long ago advertisement:
    Consider the executive in the bathtub,
    He toils not, neither does he spin.