Saturday, October 02, 2004

Brothers are great, and the ”Valley of Death"

So my brother sent me an email reminding me of the origin of the expression, “valley of death”. In the context of it being used for startups it really is appropriate.

This is verbatim my brothers email;
Just read your blog, or at least some of it. How much do you know about the Charge of the Light Brigade, a disastrous military engagement during the Crimean War immortalized by Tennyson in his poem of the same name http://eserver.org/poetry/light-brigade.html
This poem is the origin of the phrase “valley of death”. Dozens of cavalry soldiers died as a result of arrogant leadership, poor communications and a blind adherence to a plan in the face of the facts.

Thanks, Dave.

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