Larry Ellison, whose full name is Lawrence Joseph Ellison is an American businessman, philanthropist, and entrepreneur who is also the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Oracle Corporation. Between 1985 and 1990, Oracle endured adversity like bankruptcy and stiff competition, yet Ellison never gave up and delivered regularly. Oracle’s success demonstrates Ellison’s never-say-die mindset, which we should emulate.
Here are a few tips and advice from Larry Ellison
1. Money should not be your ultimate goal
He stated that he has never chased money. He began with four employees and aimed to achieve 50 by the end of the year. He had done consulting work for a few businesses and had been successful by offering outstanding support to those businesses. He pursued perfection and was successful.
2. Always surround yourself with the appropriate people
Larry recounts how his management team evolved when his company grew from a million-dollar business to a billion-dollar business. To execute a task in diverse environments, different skill sets are required. In the same way, we must carefully choose the people we spend our time with. Surround yourself with people who help you grow as a person.
3. Be dedicated
We must always be determined to commit to our ambitions, and our commitment may be measured by our conviction. We may experience a number of setbacks along the way, but we must persevere with zeal.
4. Let your work speak for you
Oracle has a modest marketing department, but a strong engineering and coding team. Ellison explains how his high-quality goods allowed him to spread the word about his business without the need for advertising. Our work must speak for us, as the phrase goes, “Talk less and do more.”
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