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Forbes: The New Barbarians

Sep 01, 2006, 19:30 (6 Talkback[s])
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From "The New Barbarians" cover story:

"William Coleman doesn't need to make another fortune in high-tech. He is 58 years old and--twice--has earned more than enough money to retire. The first time came in 1993, when Coleman was 45 and had just quit after eight years at Sun Microsystems. The second time came a few years later, after he cofounded BEA Systems, a $1.2 billion (sales) maker of Web software (known as Bill, he is the "B" in BEA); in the bubble his net worth approached the billion-dollar mark. Yet here he is, chasing another tech boom. It's like an addiction, he says. He can't stop himself..."

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