I don’t remember where I saw this new-to-me way of cutting an avocado but it is way better!
It starts the same–cut the avocado in half lengthwise with a knife, cutting up to the pit and circling around, then twisting the pieces apart and pulling the pit out.
But then cut each half in half again, lengthwise.
Then you just peel the skin off! Slice or chop it as needed.