Ray Lane, President and COO of Oracle Corporation, discusses the importance of balancing talent and corporate values to keep a company in growth mode. Using Oracle as a case study, he describes how opportunity, a differentiated product, smart people willing to take risks, leadership, and funding are the five criteria essential to maintain corporate growth. Too often a company will not grow because it stands in the path of progress. Lane stresses the importance of flexible leadership and sticking to key objectives that value both your product and your employees equally.
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