Who Moved My Cheese?

Who Moved My Cheese?

An A-mazing Way to Deal With Change in your Work and in your Life

Book - 1998
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A timeless business classic, Who Moved My Cheese? uses a simple parable to reveal profound truths about dealing with change so that you can enjoy less stress and more success in your work and in your life.

It would be all so easy if you had a map to the Maze.
If the same old routines worked.
If they'd just stop moving "The Cheese."
But things keep changing...

Most people are fearful of change, both personal and professional, because they don't have any control over how or when it happens to them. Since change happens either to the individual or by the individual, Dr. Spencer Johnson, the coauthor of the multimillion bestseller The One Minute Manager, uses a deceptively simple story to show that when it comes to living in a rapidly changing world, what matters most is your attitude.

Exploring a simple way to take the fear and anxiety out of managing the future, Who Moved My Cheese? can help you discover how to anticipate, acknowledge, and accept change in order to have a positive impact on your job, your relationships, and every aspect of your life.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c1998
ISBN: 9780399144462
Branch Call Number: 155.24 Joh 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 94 p


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Sep 20, 2019

I read this to better understand the reference when people talk about this book. I have no idea how this is a leadership staple. It's less than basic and can't even be called common sense because it's largely nonsense.

bibliosara May 16, 2019

A great contemporary parable that anyone - working professional, retiree, student, or stay-at-home parent - can learn from. The brevity and wisdom of the book will attract audiences far and wide, making it a modern-day non-fiction classic (for good reason!).

Dec 20, 2018

Having had cheese move a few times in my life I appreciated this book. One of the best management training courses I had was the One Minute Manager and this one could have been beneficial as well!

I saw this while browsing with a friend. I commented on the title and he suggested I read it. There was a lot of great advice in it, he said, and it helped him cope with changes in his life. He was correct. It was simple and wise. I read it twice in 90 minutes (it's very short) so I could get more out of the allegory. It certainly causes one to pause and contemplate on many things, identify with various situations and characters, and make a decision or two. Recommended.

JewelMcLatchy Apr 21, 2015

Surprisingly insightful, despite the somewhat corny title (yes, I deliberately avoided saying "cheesy title"). Easy to understand the concepts presented and you really could reread the book several times and walk away with a different and valuable idea of how to approach change in your life with each reading.

Nov 20, 2014

Life changing little story, a must read!

kellkell117 Aug 03, 2014

This book is actually a great book that you can learn from, while reading this book I learned many lessons.

Jul 14, 2014

“Who Moved My Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson is a story about mice, cheese and little people. It might seem like a light story, but if you look deeper into it, it teaches a lesson that’s important in everyone’s life. This story shows how to prepare for change so you can detach from the old way of doing things and adapt to the new.

This book is for everyone, adults, children, teens. It will help you to realize when your cheese has moved so you can move with it (you have to read the book to know what I mean).

I do like this book, because the story really boosts your confidence, when you realize change happens to everyone and you can handle it in a positive way. The author wrote the book as a story within a story. I liked the middle section about the mice, cheese and little people, but the beginning and end are unnecessary as they are just stating obvious ways that this can be incorporated to one’s life.

This book is aimed at adults dealing with job losses and business downturns. There is another version for teens called “Who Moved My Cheese for Teens” by the same author, Spencer Johnson. However, I think teens would get a lot out of this book if the teen version is not available.

With change occurring in our lives every day, it’s important we know how to handle change when it happens.

The story of Sniff, Scurry, Hem and Haw is an important one. What will happen when your cheese moves? I recommend this book for everyone.

Moriah McNeill
Feb 23, 2013

who writes a book called who moved my cheese?!?!?!?!

mcclearin Oct 25, 2011

Basically tells you not to get to comfortible. Once you stop striving to improve you fall behind.

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