Steve Moore writes the following about a moment when Mark Zuckerberg shared about Facebook’s incredible rise over the past decade:
It is no surprise the room was full of twenty-somethings eager to hear what the Facebook founder had to say. According to eyewitness accounts of the meeting, two older, legendary Silicon Valley investors seated in the front row stood out. But not for the reason you might think. It wasn’t their silver hair that made them look out of place. It was the fact they were the only people in the room taking notes
Drake Baer takes it further in this post about that moment:
Why would the two most successful people in the room, Zuck aside, be the ones taking notes? Casnocha has a theory: Experts take notes, while novices don’t see the point.
SO WHAT’S THE POINT?
To understand deeply, which is the foundation of effective thinking. In another blog post Casnocha contends that experts are constantly seeking to deepen the understanding of their core subject.
Here is the best quote from these posts: If you can’t recall what you had for lunch, why do you think you’ll remember what your mentor just said?
Thanks for listening.