I wrote previously the inevitable overreach of large corporations and their tendency to become controlling and eventually disappear. In this business cliché riddled article by Brad Peters, he gives some lessons about what happens inside a corporation that prevents them from adapting to market changes. In this case it’s about Oracle who is famous for their high pressure salesmen and arrogance. They have initially failed to adapt well to cloud based software it appears. They still have time with all that capital to turn things around but if they disappear, I won’t miss them either. Uncle Larry brought SQL into the marketplace after he left IBM and because he was too stupid to understand its serious flaws, set data management back twenty five years, but that’s a story for another time.