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« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2008, 07:33 »
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Mentoring and training is giving someone the ability to do something, perpetuating craft and and in doing is also a form of self validation and thus  a win win situation.  But after having taught the skills to give them your business plan, gained from hard earned experience is a lose lose scenario. You've set up someone to undercut your living and they aren't going to learn from the school of hard knocks nor will they be as likely to come across their own unique insight and alternative strategies.

Just different life philosophies I suppose.


« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2008, 07:38 »
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Mentoring and training is giving someone the ability to do something, perpetuating craft and and in doing is also a form of self validation and thus  a win win situation.  But after having taught the skills to give them your business plan, gained from hard earned experience is a lose lose scenario. You've set up someone to undercut your living and they aren't going to learn from the school of hard knocks nor will they be as likely to come across their own unique insight and alternative strategies.

Just different life philosophies I suppose.

No, I see your point. The distinction you are making is important, I was probably talking about mentoring and training more than giving away a business plan. I wouldn't probably say anything about the market a videogame I'm working on is targeting, but I would surely talk about some of the details involved in creating a 3d engine for a videogame.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2008, 07:39 by Fran »

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« Reply #27 on: August 21, 2008, 09:09 »
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The worlds most successful investor is also the one who shares the most about what he does.

Yuri shares a lot of information including his workflow on his website, its no surprise he is the worlds most successful microstock photographer.

Incidentally he is edging Sean out on dls on IS ...

« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2008, 09:45 »
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It is rare that giving someone good information will turn around and bite you. Most really great ideas are rewarding only to the one that both recognizes their value AND implements  them. The human nature of it is that most are too lazy to put the ideas to work.

« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2008, 09:54 »
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I haven't monitored these things myself, but it looks like it might be a good idea. I don't have the same scale as top microstockers, but the learning experience would undoubtedly be valuable. From what I know of a few of the top contributors (Yuri, Andres, Ron) they're all intensely analytical and strategic about these sorts of details. It can't hurt to follow their examples and create some good habits early on.

Ultimately we are all in competition with each other so I don't really get the point of threads like this, and also doubt whether the guys above would be freely sharing their strategies.

I rue the day I shared some of my strategies with someone and was utterly ripped off.

I'm sure there are a lot of well kept secrets out there. I doubt I would let out everything I know, however there are those who actually believe in themselves enough to be able to discuss topics like this out in the open. It's clear not everyone has the same ideas and I doubted they would. Why talk about anything at all? Or perhaps the best thing to do is mislead everyone at anytime I can, yes that's right I think I'll become a Republican.


« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2008, 10:01 »
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Incidentally he is edging Sean out on dls on IS ...

I have 1/20 of his costs, so I'm not particularly concerned. :)

« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2008, 11:03 »
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I'm sure there are a lot of well kept secrets out there. I doubt I would let out everything I know, however there are those who actually believe in themselves enough to be able to discuss topics like this out in the open.


And you don't even share your identity!

« Reply #32 on: August 21, 2008, 11:32 »
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