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1 September 2000 Friday
THE F WORD
Infatuated with the concept of flexibility, I couldn't stop using the "F" word in my daily conversations five years ago. Flexibility meant
Today this translates to real options. Indeed, one should never refuse a free option. One should always be gathering and collecting free options. One should try as far as possible to turn an obligation into a "right but not an obligation."
What's the flipside of this kind of thinking? Keeping too many options causes cognitive stress and distress. Too much flexibility becomes an obligation in itself. The flip side of flexibility is, after all, uncertainty.