Over the course of my career people act on information they have. Often this information is incomplete at best and at worst not relevant.
I think people want to “go it alone” because of a cultural impatience that is ingrained within us by the very same school system that discourages collaboration, and encourages egocentric “tunnel-vision.” It's akin to a pandemic, infecting the very fabric of who we're becoming, and make no mistake about it: This is really bad.
Yes, you saw the title correctly. There is no secret sauce. I am a reader. I read lots of blogs and lots of books. I often can’t resist the ones titled something like... "3 Ways to Success", "5 Killer Traits of Leaders", or especially anything titled "The Secret Sauce." However, the more I read the articles titled this way, the more I get let down. Everyone wants instant pudding. Everyone wants the one thing they can do tomorrow that fixes everything. Look, I want that too, but here's the thing: THERE IS NO SECRET SAUCE.