When worlds don’t collide

I had a fascinating day yesterday thanks to being with my son and trying to see the day through his eyes. It started with a most enjoyable few hours with Fred Wilson, Brad Burnham, and their new friends at Union Square Ventures about Facebook and much more. Then I dragged Jake to a meeting at a newspaper about blogs.

What hit me is that he was seeing a world that values innovation most. And then he saw a world that valued tradition most. (And I’m saying that with the slightest disparagement. Those traditions were what drew me to the business; I wanted to be part of such an institution and tradition.) So now the two need to meet. At least the traditional is trying to find innovation. And some argue that the innovative need to bring forward the appropriate traditions. This is where I live

It’s not hard to guess which looked more fun.