It's an Addictive Life

Earnest, hard driving and highly motivated, the rising young stars of venture capitalism aim for big personal and financial rewards. A look at four achievers:

John Doerr. On a clear day, Doerr can look down from his 35th-floor corner office in Embarcadero Center on the sailboats plying San Francisco Bay. Taking in the view may be the only truly restful thing that Doerr, 34, normally ever does. He has been a relentless overachiever since he joined the blue-chip San Francisco venture capital firm of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1980. Three years later Doerr became one of five general partners...

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