“He doesn’t run. He bounces.”

Yesterday I was skimming through David Kaplan’s excellent “Silicon Boys” while looking for good venture capital anecdotes for an upcoming talk, and I was stopped dead by this typically spot-on Scott McNealy comment on John Doerr of KP:

McNealy, the head of Sun Microsystems refuses to jog with [John Doerr]. “He doesn’t run … He bounces.”

Recall, McNealy is the same guy who once said of Doerr’s then-penchant for sprouting communication equipment:

“I try not to stand too close to him and all his electronic devices because I may still want to have more children.”

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