You Didn’t Mention the Piranhas

By Sarah Nelson Smith

How to navigate through and emerge stronger from a crisis – learn to live (and work) more bravely

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Transforming the Lone Nut

Thank you! 

A very huge and heartfelt thank you for reading about “You Didn’t Mention the Piranhas” and for deciding to take the plunge and buy a copy (or indeed many copies - for which, very many big thank yous!). Having gone live on here on Thursday, the book was 84% funded by Friday night. There is of course still a way to go, but I’m delighted to have got off to such a great start, and excited to see what the road ahead will look like for You Didn’t Mention....

And the part that you’ve played in this is huge: in case you’re not familiar with the concept of The Lone Nut, take a look at this great YouTube video. It looks at the moderate role played by a person who tries to start a movement, and the pivotal role played, not by the leader, but by the first followers. It is only through the courage and the actions of these people that the leader is validated and stops simply being a lone nut doing something odd.

A great quote from the clip (and all of you who know me know how much I love a great quote): 

“When you find a lone nut doing something great, have the guts to be the first person to stand up and join in.”

So thank you again for being the first followers of this lone nut and her oddly titled book. When your names appear in the back of the first edition later this year - please know that I feel true gratitude to each one of you. I’ll be a lone nut no more! 

Please do keep sharing with family and friends and calling to them to join in. Perhaps even stock up on a few as early Christmas presents so that we can get this book into your hands sooner!

Happy weekend to you all,


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