I interrupt your current series on Conference Terror to refer you to today’s blog post by Seth Godin:
Information – good information – is a precious thing. If it is ours to give, we shouldn’t be afraid of giving generously. Generosity tends to be reciprocated. It doesn’t mean that you should happily do all your work for free – generosity does not go hand-in-hand with self-imposed poverty. Actually, it means the opposite. When you give, people give back. It is unlikely someone is going to steal your material; it is much more probably that they’ll cite you, give you credit, and refer people back to your work.
Just like I’m doing here.*
So share your knowledge. It feels great, and the returns are very much worth your while.
*It isn’t like Seth Godin needs my approbation or referrals – even I’m not that egotistical. I like his work, and I like pointing people his way so that they can like his work too.