Describing the world’s best talent is complicated.
Are they nice, resilient, charismatic?
An A-Player is someone who gets called “a machine” behind their back.
You can be a nice machine, smelly machine, noisy machine. You can be a machine that shows up late, leaves early, and hates meetings.
Employers (clients, investors, whatever) love working with machines because they just work. It’s why Grandma loves her iPad.
Machines do things that aren’t their specialty, department, or job title. And because they’re machines, they do this thing called machine learning. That’s a fancy way to say they improve over time, without effort from the user.
So it’s no surprise A-Players don’t play nice with B-Players. Machines and people don’t get along.