Today, and not for the first time, I reached out for some help on a case that I just took on. The guy who I asked for help from has a small firm with his partner not too far from where I am. Although he and his partner are busy trying to make their firm go, they took a good chunk of time out of their afternoon to help me on my case.
I never saw that when I worked for a mid-sized firm. There the concept was that if it didn't generate billables, it was not to be done. Nothing was done because it was you were really that interested in. It was done for only reason: making money.
Just reminding me how much better it is to interact with people who like what they do and want to help others do it well.