Mont Blanc is [not] the highest mountain — risks of local optimization

Lucas Jellema
4 min readFeb 15, 2023

The best solution may not be the best solution. Depending on the scope in which you consider the alternatives, you may arrive at the wrong conclusion. Consider only the problem at hand, there may be an apparently easy solution that in the grander scheme of things is not optimal and perhaps even detrimental. Accepting that you do not decide the scope to apply and are forced to work in a scope much larger than you can oversee can be quite hard. Agreeing to objectives, constraints, decisions that fit in with that larger scope — but seem…

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Lucas Jellema

Lucas Jellema is CTO and IT architect at Conclusion, The Netherlands. He is Oracle ACE Director, one time JavaOne Rockstar and programmer