Great insight into the way geniuses work. Shannons life is a proof that one need not be perfect in all tasks to become a genius! On a bit lighter side, even a procrastinator could become a genius one day! One may need to leave somethings out to concentrate on the most important task one would love to work on at hand. His life indicates that some great contribution may take a few years with perseverance and this is exactly opposite to the idea of bringing product to the market first at fast as one can. Once one has big picture of a solution to a problem, details can always be filled later; one should not miss the forest for the trees.