Fighting the Dark Side: Tech's Heroes and Villains

The hero and the villain. It's the age-old formula that pervades today's reality TV showdowns, the shenanigans of professional wrestling and cinematic classics like Star Wars. Tech is no different, with its passionate heroes who balance profit with innovation and social responsibility, and the money-mad, egomaniac villains who simply cannot be trusted. Here's a look at tech's good guys and bad guys.

VILLAINS: Larry Ellison

Jerk is a strong word, but it's often used to describe Oracle CEO Ellison. He is known for being arrogant and for encouraging a cutthroat culture where deals and acquisitions (some of them hostile) get done no matter who gets stomped on. Ellison also flaunts his exorbitant wealth with his yachts, mansions and designer suits. It's as if he is daring you to like him.

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