When does this rule apply?
It doesn’t apply to anyone we’ve ever hired.
It doesn’t apply to anything we’ve ever purchased.
It doesn’t apply to any project we’ve sponsored.
Or anyone we’ve ever voted for, dated or befriended, either.
In fact, it’s a great excuse for the things we’re afraid to do, or where our inclination is to say no anyway. If you’re hoping for inaction, look for perfect.