I saw Avner make back to back red eyes, get products out the door, figure out ways to finance his company when it was beyond hard, keep the team intact, deal with crazy corporate bullying, establish critical partnerships and lead a company while one of his parents was dying. He never complained or asked for more or threatened to walk away. He’s an inspiration and Samsung is lucky to have him.
What we call expertise is really just “vast amounts of knowledge, pattern-based retrieval, and planning mechanisms acquired over many years of experience in the associated domain.” In other words, a great memory isn’t just a by-product of expertise; it is the essence of expertise.
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything