For want of a nail


Turn it upside down

the smallest contributions

can combine to win.


by Scooj


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.


As a child I was fascinated by this proverb, which I suppose is like an extremely simple version of chaos theory, but looked at another way small positive actions when combined can create something great.

We must all do what we can

we can all do what we must.



Opposing forces

wrestle with tricky issues

seeking good outcomes


by Scooj


  • A difficult meeting at work today, where the desires for profile opportunities and reputation enhancement could risk fabulous public outcomes. I have a philosophy and it is this.

Never seek to be seen to be doing the right thing. Do the right thing and you will be seen.