links for 2009-10-18

  • It was New Year's Eve, 2003, and Oracle Corp. (ORCL ) CEO Lawrence J. Ellison was on his honeymoon. He and his bride, romance novelist Melanie Craft, were relaxing on his 243-foot Katana yacht off St. Barts, the Caribbean island known as a haven for movie moguls and rock stars. But Ellison, for the umpteenth time, couldn't help himself. He climbed to his office on the upper deck of the Katana, fired up his computer, and logged on to the Web site of a small company called NetSuite Inc. It was the last day of the fiscal year, and Ellison, the co-founder of NetSuite and its largest investor, needed to know if the startup was going to meet its numbers.
  • Yesterday I had the opportunity to share an Internet & Mobile Safety Workshop for Parents with Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, VA. As a 1988 graduate of DeMatha, a cross-town rival, the last time I visited the school, I wasn’t exactly on the same team. A very special thank you to Mr. Tim Hamer, Principal and Ms. Erin O’Leary, Director of Counseling Services for hosting the event and welcoming me to the campus. As a fellow parent concerned with the well-being of our children, I felt very much a part of the same team on this visit. Thank you for your interest in this issue.

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