The history of the mentor-protégé relationship goes back to Homer’s Iliad. The goddess Athena assumed the form of Odysseus’s friend Mentor, who was entrusted with the education of Odysseus’ son.
Having a mentor is good way to learn from others’ experience, navigating corporate or market relationships, and developing your network. Being a mentor is a good way to pay back to the community, develop your team, develop your own leadership & coaching skills, and expand your own network. Being a mentor or being a protégé is win-win.