I just came back from my daughters musical. There were about 150 boys and girls ages 6 to 12 performing. The wide variety of different styles, movement, and confidence that was displayed when you get a group of young people together was awesome. Inevitably, there are one or two kids who just seem natural up on stage ...singing, dancing. Their confidence is palpable and engaging. It's awesome to watch and it makes you wonder what they'll be like in 20 or 30 years.
I had a similar observation when I picked up a copy of Ben Casnocha's book -- My start up life. His insight, confidence, passion are palpable and his book is awesome. I recommend his book and his blog. Heck, I recommend him. I haven' t finished reading the book yet...but my thoughts at the musical made me think of Ben and how unique he is for his age group. He's unique for any age group -- but when you put him up on stage with a group of other 19 year olds he really stands out! Way to go Ben.