He’s a near introvert. His career blossomed in the shadow of more famous executives. He never made it to the top of a major technology company. He’s even open about his failures, including a brief stint running a dot-bomb startup in the Internet 1.0 era and a disastrous investment in his first days as a venture capitalist. For all that, what makes Jordan unusual is his success. He rose high at Disney and eBay before running OpenTable. As a not-exactly-young VC in the early days of Andreessen Horowitz he made early investments in Airbnb and Pinterest.