“I’m big, I’m bald and I’m loud.” That’s Steve Ballmer’s highly accurate self-assessment.
He could add hammy, emotional, aggressive, prone to sobbing, often sweaty and scores more adjectives that fall under the category “oversized personality.”
Whatever else they thought of him, employees at Microsoft — where he recently retired as CEO — marveled at his over-the-top energy level. A casting director might think of Shrek possessed by the Energizer Bunny. Ballmer's adrenal glands seem on perpetual jet stream. If his $2-billion bid for the Los Angeles Clippers succeeds, he’ll make fiery Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban seem like a mellow fellow.
But don’t take our word for it. Check out the video evidence:
I ... LOVE ... THIS ... COMPANY
DEVELOPERS, DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS, DEVELOPERS
Developers, the dance track
Ballmer preps for Hollywood
'I Had the Time of My Life' (sniff, sniff)