Lines from "Rework" on Sharing What You Know
You've probably heard of Emeril Lagasse, Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, Julia Cild, Paula Deen, Rick Bayless, or Jacque Pépin. They're great chefs, but there are a lot of great chefs out there. So why do you know these few better than others? Because they share everything they know. They put their recipes in cookbooks and show their techniques on cooking shows.
As a business owner, you should share everything you know too. This is anathema to most in the business world. Businesses are usually paranoid and secretive. They think they have proprietary this and competitive advantage that. Maybe a rare few do, but most don't. And those that don't should stop acting like those that do. Don't be afraid of sharing.