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Idea 36: Using the lobster pot model

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Possible is a very wide term, embracing everything that could be done within the limits of a particular situation, whereas feasible narrows it down a little to what can be done with existing resources.

The first thing to do is to sort out the feasible options from the greater number of possible options. Imagine yourself as a coin dealer or a diamond merchant sifting quickly through someone’s collection and choosing the five or six specimens that are worth considering for purchase.

Then you need to proceed by elimination. Your aim is to reduce the feasible options to two alternatives – either this or that – ...

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