DO NOT COVET YOUR IDEAS,
GIVE AWAY EVERYTHING YOU KNOW,
AND MORE WILL COME BACK TO YOU.
You will remember from school other students preventing you from seeing their answers by placing their arm round their exercise book or exam paper.
It is the same at work; people are secretive with ideas 'Don't tell them that, they'll get the credit for it.'
The problem with hoarding is you end up living of your reserves. Eventually you'll become stale.
If you give away everything you have, you are left with nothing. This forces you to look, to be aware, to replenish.
Somehow the more you give away the more comes back to you.
Ideas are open knowledge. Don't claim ownership.
They're not your ideas anyway, they are someone else's. They are out there floating by on the ether.
You just have to put yourself in a frame of mind to pick them up.
Quote from Paul Arden
Saatchi & Saatchi
Friday, September 03, 2004
gareth at mootblog posted this and i didn't want to loose it, so i'm re-posting it here: