Saturday, October 02, 2004

How CEOs are different from politicians

The Peoplesoft-Oracle snafu delivered many entertaining media battles including:

First, Craig Conway, CEO at Peoplesoft came out with this gem about the proposed takeover:

"It's like me asking if I could buy your dog so I can go out back and shoot it." [Bloomberg]

To which the ever-quotable Oracle CEO, Larry Ellison responded in an interview with the San Jose Mercury News:

"I think at one point, `Craigey' thought I was going to shoot his dog," Ellison said. "If Craigey and Bear were standing next to each other and I had one bullet, trust me, it wouldn't be for the dog."

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