Paying It Forward

I enjoyed this article by Jim Koch, Chairman of the Boston Brewing Company (Sam Adams, Boston Lager, etc.) on his decision to share hops - a key ingredient in craft beers such as the ones his company makes - with competitors during a hops shortage.

This was the killer quote for me:
What can leaders in other industries take away from our experience? Of course a rising tide lifts all boat, but more than that, leaders can be the gravity that lifts that tide. Leaders need to be alert to situations in which the long-term interests of their companies are best served by putting the needs of their segments or industries first, even when that means enabling competitors to better compete for your customers in the short-term.