Can you take a piece of knowledge out of its context?

Can you actually take a piece of knowledge or experience from one area, and apply it somewhere else, in what might be a completely different context?

The answer is “yes,” provided you understand the full business context in which that knowledge was created.  Much of what you learn will only be relevant in the local context, but there may be 10% or 20% of the knowledge which has wider use.  There are two main ways of moving knowledge from one context to another.


Above all, do not assume that nobody is interested in what you know.  There are almost certainly people around the world who are facing problems you have already solved!