This is a topic that intrigues me as so relevant on so many different levels and applied to so many different situations.  Human nature often lends itself to a temporary positive feeling when we feel smarter than the next guy.  However, experience and evidence suggests that sharing and collaboration are often at the heart of major breakthroughs to solve really hard problems, to build a truly lasting successful company, or to take a daring idea and turn it into a sustained reality.  Sharing of knowledge supports the 1+1+1=…