I feel like Obi Wan Kenobi failing Anakin Skywalker. Here is the back story. Neigborhood kid (17years old) had a few lawns last year. Kept coming to me for advice. He was nice enough. And, he kept picking my brain. I don't fear competition at all. Not that I am going to give away every trade secret, however, he was trying to earn college money so I gave him a few extra tips here and there. He surprised me and bought a commercial grade walk behind unit and started going a little more pro. No biggie....good for him I thought. Then came subtle hints that sent up red flags. He became preoccupied with where my accounts were located. Hmmmmnnnn Then I start hearing of him lowballing.....bad!!! Then it happened. He told me he was following around crews to see where their accounts were. After they left he would approach the customer and tell them he had commercial grade equipment and would mow their yard for $5 less than they were paying the other guys. He further stated that he did not have a wife and kids to worry about so he could do that and still have more than enough money for himself. I told him to be careful where he tread. Because, some of these crews will get angry. And, if they find out what he did to them they might seek revenge. He said, "Oh, never thought about that. Oh, well it is chance I'll have to take". Now, I know when I was giving him tips I always told him about pricing and courtesy. He really fell off the deep end. I guess greed got the best of him. Where did I go wrong????