Quotes from a Forbes interview with the Oracle CEO:
You have to take a broader view and realize this is an industry like any other–telecom, railroads. They went through consolidation. Why shouldn’t the computer industry be any different?
This shouldn’t have been a surprise to anybody. But it seemed to be, and a lot of people thought I was nuts when I said these things. And that’s why we’re out there alone as a consolidator.
Building Oracle is like doing math puzzles as a kid. I was vehemently against acquisitions. Now, let’s buy everything in sight. Well, that’s a slight exaggeration. We’re a little more strategic than that. But everything was on sale.
I love problem solving. How to make the closet bigger in the house I’m designing. I know, it sounds funny. SAP is twice as big. Now, there’s no growth–what do we do? It’s all problem solving. Designing, building, problem-solving.