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The Titanic disaster was largest passenger steamship in the world. In 1912, the ship hit an iceberg and 1,517 lives were lost. In 1997 this tragic disaster was memorialized in the award winning film, "The Titanic".

View the video clip on Root Case Analysis (9:07) and follow the process as the consultant goes deeper into the causes of this disaster. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOVeO5_0qD0. In your opinion, why would it not be sufficient to be satisfied with the simple cause? Why was the deeper search as to the cause necessary? Share your comments and opinions b

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It is not sufficient to be satisfied with a simple cause as to why the Titanic sank because there are multiple reasons that could be attributed as the root cause. These reasons include the strength of the steel, the steel plates bending on the hull, and the ship hitting an iceberg. A deeper search as to the ...

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