His main home is a sprawling, Japanese-inspired retreat in Woodside, California. It reportedly took 10 years and more than $100 million to complete. Ellison hired a Zen priest and a team of researchers who took multiple trips to Japan before construction could start. “The rocks are supposed to look like they were placed here by the hand of God over the last million years,” Ellison told 60 Minutes.
The mindfulness business
Steve Jobs, had visited India on a meditation break as a young man, and who often talked about how Zen had influenced the design of his products. But three things are making the wheels roll ever faster.
The most obvious is omni-connectivity. The constant pinging of electronic devices is driving many people to the end of their tether.