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January 27, 2022


Comments in the original Publication: July 16,2010

Very true. Most of the major issues can be traced back to something small which was not rectified and things escalated. Thats why in engineering if we use the 5 Why's we are most likely to get to a root cause of a problem and then correct it to for the long term.

Posted by: Sam | July 17, 2010 at 11:23 AM

RV Rajan
I guess this is the Theory of Chaos...something small which we think may have no impact at all will hunt us down. At least this could have been controlled but not the butterfly flaps that would have altered the tornados.

Posted by: RV Rajan | July 18, 2010 at 05:28 PM

Mike Goodner
The flip side of this is assumed accountability - even if you didn't have a hand in the initial problem, if you see it, you fix it. Or at least take the problem to someone who is equipped to fix it.

Posted by: Mike Goodner | July 19, 2010 at 10:11 AM

micro CEO
“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.”
-Eli Wiesel
Posted by: micro CEO | July 19, 2010 at 03:53 PM

Too Good an article. "It's not our problem" is mostly the common statement that remains the cause of all the problems. Each time someone says this statement, they forget to realize, what has happened to others or outside, will not take too long to impact them. If this can be fixed, most of the societal problems can be solved.

Posted by: G3B | July 23, 2010 at 06:43 A


Today the (atrocity toward) Jews, tomorrow the Catholics, etc. Yeah, never turn a blind eye to Injustice against anyone or group. Cuz you or your group will be next. That has been the conventional wisdom.


True, but most people are like the king…


This seems, at least to me, a variation on “For the Want of a Nail” which was written back in the 14th century.

For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
For want of a horse the rider was lost.
For want of a rider the message was lost.
For want of a message the battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.

Shardamandir Friend

Very true
A little discussion go to fight & than a big issues
So it is better to
stop from the starting
That is right solution

Quality Professional

Thanks for the sharing. Totally agree. Also, I am seeing people’s mindset in quality and issue RC/CA study and prevention is really no longer the same as what we have in the past, the real root cause and fix is less important, people are eager to defend for themselves and more cost,revenue and business focused.


Beautiful photos. Loved the kites and Bayshore. :)


I agree with the others that if a little thing starts--better fix it NOW.

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