He Gives Best By Investing: Lawrence Ellison

Lawrence Ellison

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their own regard to their own interest. We address ourselves not to their humanity but to their self-love. --Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

A Dallas high school jazz combo desperately improvises to kill time in an auditorium packed with local school-board members, education bureaucrats and fidgety students. The guest of honor, Lawrence Ellison, 55, is running a little late. Ellison is CEO and founder of the Oracle software company. And today...

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