Fighting the Dark Side: Tech's Heroes and Villains

Tech's heroes balance profit with innovation and social responsibility. Its villains are money-mad egomaniacs. Think you know who's who?

By , CIO |  Business, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison

VILLAINS: Larry Ellison

Jerk is a strong word, but it's often used to describe Oracle CEO Ellison. He is known for being arrogant and for encouraging a cutthroat culture where deals and acquisitions (some of them hostile) get done no matter who gets stomped on. Ellison also flaunts his exorbitant wealth with his yachts, mansions and designer suits. It's as if he is daring you to like him.

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