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Monday, November 06, 2006

Because of a nail...

Yesterday, I heard a great Japanese saying

"Because of a nail, a horseshoe was lost Because of a horseshoe, a horse was lost Because of a horse, a message was not delivered Because a message was not delivered, a war was lost"

Its a great way to reiterate the importance of the weakest link. It is something to apply in development, architecture, work in general and pretty life as a whole.


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Anonymous said...

I like this horse and nail story, but I don't think it's Japanese.

http://www.famousquotes.me.uk/nursery_rhymes/for_want_of_a_nail.htm

Here's what I found

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 battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.