2006 Who Moved My Cheese? Box Calendar

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With more than 17 million hardcover copies in print worldwide, Who Moved My Cheese? has grown into a cultural phenomenon with solutions-based training for America's top corporations and organizations that is changing people's lives and helping them discover something better at work and in life. Whether they're experiencing the challenge of moving to a new community, dealing with divorce, or the merging of corporations, people are finding the simple story of ...

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Overview

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With more than 17 million hardcover copies in print worldwide, Who Moved My Cheese? has grown into a cultural phenomenon with solutions-based training for America's top corporations and organizations that is changing people's lives and helping them discover something better at work and in life. Whether they're experiencing the challenge of moving to a new community, dealing with divorce, or the merging of corporations, people are finding the simple story of Who Moved My Cheese? to be an nonthreatening and invaluable source of comfort and advice. The previous five editions of the Who Moved My Cheese? Calendar have followed in the book's best-selling footsteps. The Who Moved My Cheese? 2006 Calendar is poised to keep the momentum going. Each page of the calendar offers readers a short slice of the story, an inspirational quotation with insightful commentary from Dr. Spencer Johnson, or once-a-week reflective questions or exercises readers can use to evaluate how well they are dealing with change.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780740752049
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/6/2005
  • Format: Box Calendar
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Spencer Johnson
In Spencer Johnson's world, Sniff and Scurry are not verbs, but mice; and Hem and Haw are "little people-beings." Chances are if you don't know what any of this means, no one has moved your cheese. Still confused? Read on....

Biography

Spencer Johnson is an M.D. who has become better known for fixing ailing corporations than healing the sick, first with his 1982 business classic The One Minute Manager (coauthored with psychiatrist Kenneth Blanchard) and then, unforgettably, with Who Moved My Cheese?, a word-of-mouth sensation that eventually remained on the New York Times bestseller list for over two years and has been translated into 11 languages.

Word had slowly built up about Cheese, based on the strength of recommendations from heavy-hitter executives at Procter & Gamble, GE, Hewlett-Packard and others. Businesses, hit by the downshifting economy, began ordering copies by the thousands; by 2000, it was a national bestseller. The book sets up a story about four characters who live in a maze: Hem and Haw, who are little people; and Sniff and Scurry, who are mice.

Johnson, who based the story on the fact that mice rarely go back to the same place to look for cheese and felt that humans might benefit from the example, created the story for himself as a way of helping himself get through a divorce. Urged by former writing partner Blanchard to set the story down in book form, Johnson finally did – and nothing happened, at first. But over two years, the book picked up momentum, not only among companies who were trying to deal with everything from sales downturns to massive layoffs, but among individuals who found the book helped them gain a new perspective on personal situations as well.

Johnson’s forte is to create allegorical stories that present simple, digestible solutions (or paths to solutions) for seemingly huge challenges. The approach is far from immune to criticism from those who complain that Who Moved My Cheese? is simplistic and silly; Johnson doesn’t argue with either barb (though he might prefer "simple" over "simplistic"). His message is that being simpler and sillier makes us better adapters and decision-makers, and all of his books boil down to opening oneself to possibility and better communication. The ideas aren’t revolutionary: As Johnson said in an ABC News chat, “The challenge always for me and for others is to live the story and not just read about it.”

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    1. Date of Birth:
      January 1, 1940
    2. Place of Birth:
      South Dakota
    1. Education:
      B.A. in psychology, University of Southern California, 1963; M.D., Royal College of Surgeons
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