There are many things that keep Silicon Valley disruptive. The most important thing is fresh blood – new people with lots of energy, new ideas and absolutely no concept of the “way things are done.” The kind of person who sees a wall and thinks “Do I climb over it or do I tear it down,” but never thinks “Oh, I can’t go past, someone tell me what to do next.”
Nice post from Mike Arrington. As it happens, this is also what I look for when deciding whether or not I want to work with someone, be it the day job, volunteer work, anything. This is what I look for in a friend, too, now that I think about it. No enthusiasm? No excitement for the day? I don’t think we have much to do together. Just sayin’.