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