believe people have to follow their
dreams ‒ I did.
Lifeís a journey. Itís a journey
about discovering limits.
do something, it is all about
self-discovery. I want to learn
and discover my own limits.
only way to get ahead is to find
errors in conventional wisdom.
do everything that everyone else
does in business, youíre going to
lose. The only way to really be
ahead, is to Ď→
most important aspect of my
personality as far as determining my
success goes; has been my
questioning conventional wisdom,
experts and questioning
authority. While that can be painful
in your relationships with your
parents and teachers, itís
enormously useful in life.
you live your life in different
ways, it makes people around you
become uncomfortable. So deal with
it. They donít know what you are
going to do.
you are the first person whose
different from what
everyone else believes, you are
basically saying, ĎIím right and
everyone else is wrong.í Thatís a
very unpleasant position to be in.
Itís at once exhilaration and the
same time an invitation to be
innovate, you've got to be prepared for
everyone telling you you're
believe in what you do in order
to get what you want.
Great achievers are driven, not
so much by the pursuit of success,
but by the fear of failure.
winning. The more you win, the
more you want to win.
Thereís a wonderful saying thatís
dead wrong. ĎWhy did you climb the
mountain?í ĎI climbed the mountain
because it was there.í Thatís utter
nonsenseÖ You climbed the mountain
because you were there, and you were
curious if you could do it. You
wondered what it would be like.
started Oracle, what I wanted to do
was to create an environment where I
would enjoy working. That was my
primary goal. Sure, I wanted to make
a living. I certainly never expected
become rich, certainly not this
rich. I mean, rich does not even
describe this. This is surreal. And
it has nothing to do with money. I
mean, you buy clothes with money,
and cars. But I really wanted to
work with people I enjoyed working
with, who I admired and liked.
you can do is every day, try to
solve a problem and
make your company better. You
canít worry about it, you canít
panic when you look at the stock
marketís decline. You get frozen
like a deer in the headlights. All
you can do is all you can do.