Simplicity and Fundamentals
You don’t need an obscene level of brilliance to simplify complicated ideas. All you need to do is understand one idea: Everything is built on the fundamentals. Things are only complicated when you don’t understand the fundamental ideas behind them.
Telling ain't teaching
All teachers are not created equal. Understanding of a subject is not the same thing as knowledge of a subject. One can become highly knowledgeable and skilled in a subject, but still lack understanding of it.
Know the problem to solve it
The ability to recognize the exact nature of a problem is extremely valuable. Most people only focus on finding solutions. While a “solutions oriented” mindset is a good thing, sometimes it pays to focus on the problem. When you focus on the problem, you often make it easier to find a viable solution to it.