Maybe government, corporate governance, and non-profit administrative expenses should be transparent. But we individual players would be more successful in our careers if we kept our cards closer to our vests. And, who we really are in the shadows.
After all, didn't Steve Jobs demonstrate the power of mystique. The most profitable public relations agencies such as Edelman don't do backflips explaining their "process." And who gets a second date after they tell all on the first?
Secrets always had a pull power. In this era of over-sharing they tend to actually cast spells. Who we tend to gravitate to in a group of folks we haven't met are those who are circumspect, but have presence. We want to know more. And it will be a long time before they allow more to be revealed.
Less is not only more. It's a necessary strategy if we want to be noticed amidst the glut of talent.