Which is more important having something or the wisdom that makes it possible to get whatever it is? The thing is if you give someone a pearl or a ruby they do not know how to get another pearl or ruby. If you share your wisdom with them about how to obtain a pearl or a ruby then they can go out and find as many rubies or pearls as they want.
Someone could show you exactly how to set up a business but it is unlikely to be a business that works for you. You could slavishly copy all the things that they have done but then find that you do not have the success that they have. What is far better is to guide people so that they gain the wisdom to know when to do exactly what you do, and when to do something very different.
You will see as you read through this book that there are guidelines about what is a good thing to do and why but there are no precise instructions to tell you how to do it. The precise description of what to do is what using the principles of wisdom will give you. In other words gaining wisdom is better than gaining precious gems.
There is a saying that if you share how you do something then they will be your employee but if you share why you are doing it then they can replace you as the person in charge. There is a different level of responsibility that comes from knowing why you do things. This is because if you know this you can adapt things to produce the same or better results
I can tell you exactly how I achieve something but then I am not the
same as you. What works for me might not work for you. My strengths are not the
same as yours and the same can be said for our weaknesses. We need things that
make the best use of our strengths and minimise the impact of our weaknesses. A
one size fits all cookie cutter solution that works like a sausage- making machine
forces us into a shape that does not reflect our design. We could be working
towards similar aims but because of our different abilities we achieve those
aims in slightly different ways.
 Proverbs chapter 3 verse 15