Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life / Edition 1

Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life / Edition 1

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by Spencer Johnson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0091816971

ISBN-13: 2900091816970

Pub. Date: 03/04/1999

Publisher: Baker & Taylor, Inc.

With over a million copies in print, the #1 New York Times bestseller Who Moved My Cheese? An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life (G.P. Putnam's Sons) has grown from a guide and training tool for America's top corporations and organizations to a cultural phenomenon that is changing people's lives. While a few analytical or

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With over a million copies in print, the #1 New York Times bestseller Who Moved My Cheese? An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life (G.P. Putnam's Sons) has grown from a guide and training tool for America's top corporations and organizations to a cultural phenomenon that is changing people's lives. While a few analytical or skeptical people find the story too simple on the surface, the vast majority of readers' responses reveal it is the clear simplicity that makes it so easy to understand and apply to changing situations at work or in life.

This amazing bestseller, written by Spencer Johnson, M.D., the co-author of The One Minute Manager®, the world's most popular management method, is reaching beyond the business community, where it has been the #1 Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller for more than 30 consecutive weeks. It is now being embraced by hundreds of thousands of readers-from community leaders and college coaches to parents and children-helping them to adapt to change. Whether it's the challenge of a changing relationship, or moving to a new neighborhood, or the downsizing and merging of corporations, people are finding that the simple story of Who Moved My Cheese? is an unthreatening and invaluable source of comfort and advice. It is no wonder that this diminutive tome has become a runaway bestseller!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900091816970
Publisher:
Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Publication date:
03/04/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
95

Table of Contents

The Story Behind The Story
A Gathering: Chicago
The Story of Who Moved My Cheese?
Four Characters
Finding Cheese
No Cheese!
The Mice: Sniff & Scurry
The Littlepeople: Hem & Haw
Meanwhile, Back In The Maze
Getting Beyond Fear
Enjoying The Adventure
Moving With The Cheese
The Handwriting On The Wall
Tasting New Cheese
Enjoying Change!
A Discussion: Later That Same Day
Ordering More Cheese
About The Author

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ResearchGuy More than 1 year ago
This audio book begins with an engaging introduction by Johnson with Ken Blanchard, who has written the foreword to Johnson's book. The subtitle focuses the book's intention: "An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life." This audio version is a full text of the creative allegory of the challenge of dealing with change in the workplace. Blanchard (PhD) and Johnson (MD) are co-authors of The One Minute Manager, which has become "the world's most popular management method." The pleasant and expressive voice of Tony Roberts reads the active text of the book to us, telling the story of two little mice named Hem and Haw and their friends, Sniff and Scurry. The allegory develops as Hem and Haw become settled in their comfortable home in a wealthy home. Hem and Haw planned and used their great intelligence to find cheese in the maze in which they all lived. Sniff and Scurry found cheese more by trial and error, remembering the productive lanes and nooks hiding the cheese. Hem and Haw find a plenteous and regular supply of cheese at "Cheese Station C." Hem and Haw became accustomed to the easy life with the supply of plenty of cheese and were able to organize their life comfortably. As Hem and Haw become more affluent and comfortable, they begin to look down on their hard-working neighbors Sniff and Scurry. But the smart mice Hem and Haw mapped out the places they had found cheese, so they had to work less and less to get food every day. They became complacent, until one day they went on a trip, then came one day to find no cheese at their "Cheese Station C." Sniff and Scurry had also been gathering some cheese from Cheese Station C, but they had noticed that the cheese supply there had been diminishing. Now that there was no more cheese, it was nothing to them. They shifted their strategy and returned to their industrious pattern of looking in various places. But Hem and Haw were not that flexible. They had not developed foraging techniques, so were at a loss. They continued going to look for cheese at the same cheese station, but finally it was clear cheese was no longer to be found at Cheese Station C. The way they finally work out a solution spins out the possibilities of learning how to deal with the traumatic change in their situation. The body of the story is this parable of the cheese, which is then discussed in a dialogue by business colleagues to evaluate their various businesses. Cheese is the focus then for whatever they as individuals or the company wants. This works on a personal or a corporate level. The Maze that was home to Hem and Haw represents the places you looks for what you want. This could be an organization, the family, the community or the market. This is an enjoyable little story and the debriefing dialogue of the human characters is realistic. It is a pleasant experience and provides insights or at least an interesting review of the approaches to change. The story provides an opportunity for self-evaluation on how one meets change. Since this story is an allegory, this audio book is an excellent way to get the story. The superb reading stimulates the mind to conjure up vivid images to enjoy the visual story in your head!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Read this book! I have read it countless times, when you are in a rut and need some help getting out follow the mice. Great way to lighten an issue most of us face from time to time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great read for leaders of organizations who find themselves surrounded by the status quo. Good organizational tool to hand out to those employees who are less apt to progress.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the book makes you realized after reading it that change is constant and you have to go and move with it's pace. (It Helped me a lot to accept that I'm already a father and husband and that things will change for me and they will never be the same as when I was a bachelor.) It's all about AWARENESS and learning to ADOPT to change without complicating the issues at hand.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you can't adapt to change, you cannot survice in the high tech industry. Change is key. Great book. Even the VPs have read it. Fast, easy read resulting in great insight.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! This book was not only a cornocopia of life changing idea's and attitudes, but was also extremelly easy to read with laugh-out-load humorous situations that will make anyone who reads this change their perception. I have read it at least a dozen times and have learned something new each and every time. Join these two miniture guys and their rodent friends in this child like story of getting want you want out of life. Not only for the bussisness man, this book will help anyone, young or old, correct the error of his ways and lead a happier, healthier life. Kudos!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recommend everyone to read this book, and indeed I have done so. Michelle, who introduced me to this wonderful book, was placed in my life solely for that purpose. I have been there, I'm am there now, and sure enough it will always pop again without notice. This book has helped me to look at life in a different perspective. It is my schema; blending old information with new to get a better understanding.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A 'cute' book on how to better deal with the changes that life 'throws' at you. Even when you believe that you create the situations in your life based on your perception, you can change how you perceive those changes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the message at first was telling me to get out of a bad relationship and then one sentance made me realize that I have to change the bad behavior that created the bad relationship. I can only say this book has helped make me aware of what was needed to make the changes that needed to be made.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I listened to this audiobook and thought, 'whats the big deal?'. Then I began thinking about what it was saying and all the situations it might apply. Then I listened to it again and finally heard the magic of it's message. It manages to reduce very complex headaches and worries to a more manageable approach and if you crave a feel-good experience when finished then this delivers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As advertised, this book offers a very simplistic and amusing veiw on change and how differently people may react to it. The four characters in this book, two mice and two little people, exhibit responses to change in a variety of ways. Humans are complex, emotional beings who typically thrive on achievement and exhibit relatively predictable behaviors. Therefore, once certain goals are achieved the tendency is to do whatever possible to maintain status quo. The thought of change can be uncomfortable because it may mean giving up the emotional gratification of the acheivement. On the other hand, the mice act on instinct and respond to the moment. They are more willing to make quick adjustments in order to keep their goals in sight. Once the reward of the achievement goes away, they are ready to respond with a new search for a new goal. In this case, it's the cheese. The four cahracters all deal with change in different ways. Some experience more success and less stress than others. Find out which one you are most like. Reading this book is a fun an interesting way to discover yourself, and how quickly you can adapt to change.