Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Why some smart people are reluctant to share? | Life Beyond Code

A post from a blogger I admire, this one set me thinking this morning.

We have often experienced this phenomenon where someone we hold in regard for their knowledge, expertise in a particular area, skills, insight and analytical abilities, just does not seem to share the knowledge.

As humans, our first instinct is to run such a person down--label him/her selfish or a snob.

Rajesh Setty goes beyond that and analyzes how the mind of such a person could be working. And what is seen as selfish could just be a case of the expert taking his expertise for granted and not thinking of it as something worth sharing.

The diagram below depicts how an expert perceives his/her own knowledge...


A definitely good read...
Why some smart people are reluctant to share? | Life Beyond Code

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