Article PDF: 4.5.3 Surface Holding Power

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Six rules for selecting the best opportunities on the basis of of stickiness, slipperiness, and friction.

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This article describes how the holding power of a position is the most easily overlooked of all opportunity characteristics. While misunderstandings about opportunity size and barriers are common, they are usually considered. This is not true for opportunity holding power, which is seldom considered at all. This is unfortunate because this characteristic has tremendous influence on our probability of success both in the short term and long-term.