Chris Brogan posted this video about Red Hat yesterday. The video is a short explanation of how Red Hat created a billion dollar business by giving away software. One of the things from the video that stuck out to me as having an application in education is the idea of being a catalyst in a community. In the context of the video, Red Hat was demonstrating how a business can grow through open sharing. The same idea can be used in education, as teachers when we open up to sharing our best practices and best ideas, everyone benefits.
The video is embedded below and well worth ninety seconds of your time.