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Anna Karenina principle

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  1. popularized by Jared Diamond in his book Guns, Germs and Steel to describe an endeavor in which a deficiency in any one of a number of factors dooms it to failure

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 13, 2009
  2. Consequently, a successful endeavor (subject to this principle) is one in which every last one of the possible deficiencies has been avoided

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  3. The name of the principle derives from Leo Tolstoy's book Anna Karenina, which begins: Happy families are all alike

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  4. every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way

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  5. (Russian: "Все счастливые семьи похожи друг на друга, каждая несчастливая семья несчастлива по-своему") Diamond uses this principle to illustrate why so few wild animals hav

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