Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson

Who Moved My Cheese?

Written by Spencer Johnson, coauthor of The One Minute Manager, this enlightening and amusing story illustrates the vital importance of being able to deal with unexpected change. Who Moved My Cheese? is often distributed by managers to employees as a motivational tool, but the lessons it teaches can benefit literally anyone, young or old, rich or poor, looking for less stress and more success in every aspect of work and life.


Details Who Moved My Cheese?

TitleWho Moved My Cheese?
ISBN9780091883768
Author
Release DateFeb 7th, 2002
PublisherVermilion
LanguageEnglish
GenreNonfiction, Business, Self Help, Psychology, Leadership
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Reviews Who Moved My Cheese?

  • Seizure Romero
    2007-09-05
    SPOILER ALERT! I am going to save anyone who thinks they need to read this book time & money by summarizing the entire book in the next two sentences: Things change. Learn to adapt.You're welcome. If you still feel the need to spend money please contact me & I will tell you where to send it.
  • Brian
    2007-09-26
    You can read this book in about 45 minutes, but it will feel like a week. I think that I would have enjoyed the Spanish version better. I don't speak Spanish.I don't know whether the authors of this book have an employer, but if they do, I would recommend a "random" drug test.This book is about a team of two mice and a team of two minature exectives who each slide into a pair of size 0.005 sneakers and run through a maze in search of cheese. All ...
  • Kate
    2008-03-16
    This is a book about victimized lower and middle class mice trapped in a corporate capitalist maze, forced by The Man to scurry around, looking for "The Cheese" (salary, 401K, maybe even decent PPO or HMO). Then The Man (maybe Boeing, maybe American Airlines, maybe Monsanto--whoever) MOVES THE CHEESE because it interferes with his quarterly earnings reports or THE CHEESE will be more cost effective if it is shipped to China or Rwanda where labor ...
  • Rehab Ali
    2011-01-01
    فكرة الكتاب ملخصة في مقدمته :من الذي حرك قطعة الجبن الخاصه بي ؟ هي حكايه رمزيه ذات مغزى اخلاقي تكشف اعمق الحقائق حول التغيير ، انها قصه مسليه تنويريه تدور حول اربعه اشخاص يعيشون في متاهة ويبحثون عن قطع الجبن التي تمدهم بالغذاء وبالسعاده أيضاً .اثنا...
  • Kevin Fanning
    2010-03-19
    If your boss gives you this to read find a new job.
  • Archit Ojha
    2016-08-03
    Change or get run over !A great many people have recommended this particular one to me; I did not read.[Self discovering it from your collection I found out why. I simply had to put your name in the Recommendation Box, Pooja.]We might be the most evolved species on the planet but sometimes we do over-process. Adapting and forecasting change lurking around the corner is mark of sheer greatness.The best quote perhaps was curbing the wrong interpret...
  • Ben Briggs
    2008-01-30
    Silly little self promoting book. First third is a bunch of people sitting around talking about this new silver-bullet omniscient business book that changed their lives. Middle third is this fairy tale that I can sum up in five (5) words: SHIT HAPPENS, GET OVER IT. And finally the most insulting part is the last third where that group of high-potential future cult followers reassembles and discusses this epiphany of a book that they have read and...
  • Tony
    2008-09-23
    It requires a unique sort of demonic skill to take the utterly obvious, lather it with sentimentality, turn it into an animal story, give it a big font and wide margins so that what really ought to be a pamphlet handed out for free on subways becomes instead a "book," and then expect businesspeople to buy it.Which they did. God help us all.
  • Amy
    2008-03-13
    For years I have managed to avoid reading the popular book Who Moved My Cheese? However, it was recently recommended to me because I mentioned that I'm not especially enthusiastic about change.I wish I could un-read this book. I thought it was overly simplistic and rather insulting to any intelligent person. This book contains such clever little proverbs as "He was happy when he wasn't being run by his fears" (in other words, just stop being afra...
  • Otsu yee
    2007-10-05
    When my boss first gave me this book to read, I was definately in place where I had no interest in even knowing what my attitude was towards change. After taking an hour to read the book, I found it to be ridiculous and that it didn't apply to me at all -- "I had always been an advocate for change, what the hell was my boss trying to tell me?"After going through some difficult times at work with restructure and having to change peoples' roles and...
  • Cecil
    2008-02-26
    This book reminds me of an old Groucho Marx routine: Patient: Doctor, I get a stabbing pain in my eye every time I take a drink of tea. What should I do? Doctor: Take the spoon out of the cup. [rim-shot]. Sadly, the lack of ability to see the obvious is pandemic in the corporate world, so I am not at all surprised that this restatement of the obvious was such a major hit in the business world. Not that I am cynical after my life as a corporate pr...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2012-04-30
    Who Moved My Cheese?, Spencer Johnson Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life, published on September 8, 1998, is a motivational business fable. The text describes change in one's work and life, and four typical reactions to those changes by two mice and two "little people" during their hunt for cheese. تاریخ نخستین خوانش: پانزدهم ماه فوریه سال 2010 میلادیعنو...
  • Manny
    2012-10-23
    Dear Mr. Christ,I was at that meeting you held the other day up on the hill - I guess you wouldn't remember me, I was at the back of the crowd. Anyway, I really liked it. I gotta admit, some of it kind of went over my head, but it was a great speech. I particularly liked the part with blessed are the cheesemakers, I thought that was inspired. Most people never think about cheese, but I think about it all the time.Well, like I said, some of it was...
  • Evan
    2012-01-03
    This is a book about how two mice named Sniff and Scurry and two miniature humans named Hem and Haw (that's right) are trapped in a maze that serves as a metaphor for the inherent restrictions and viccisitudes of our lives. One day some invisible force beyond their control takes the cheese from a sector of the maze, sending our mice and little people looking for more, if, indeed there is anymore to be had. Sniff and Scurry, we are told, have the ...
  • Nadeen Alsulaimi
    2008-12-19
    عندما يتغير ما حولنا.. قد نستغربه ومن ثم نغض الطرف عنه.. قد نحاربه.. قد نعيش معه!تصرفاتنا فرع عن تصوراتناالتغيير يأتي من الداخلعلينا ملاحظة التغييرات الطفيفة والتنبه لها لأنها قد تؤدي لتغييرات جذريةالحياة وتيرة من التغييرات علينا التكيف معها والاس...
  • ba
    2008-06-09
    My 9 month old son has books with smaller type and which make more sense. The author is worse than Hitler.
  • Mohadese
    2014-12-20
    این کتاب رو چندین بار خوندم. در واقع هر وقت احساس میکنم ی آدم بی فایده بی انگیزه ام میخونمش. حس خوبی بهم میده، ی جورایی تلنگره واسم.
  • Tran Thanh Tu
    2017-03-13
    Can't believe it took me only about an hour to finish the book :) Wow, this book is truly what I need right now! Thank you to the author for such an inspiring and motivational story, maybe it's finally time I realise that it's necessary for me to find my own cheese! by getting into that MAZE out there! :DThis one will never gets old, I assure you, and I highly recommend it to literally anyone!
  • Aj the Ravenous Reader
    2014-05-16
    I blamed this book during the time I was jobless because it was this book that compelled me or I guess goaded me to finally make the decision to quit my job what with its constant glaring advice to go for change. But I also have this book to thank for because if it were not for this book, I would have stuck with my old job and I would not have reached the place I am at now. So, thank you book for coming along my way. By the way, I love cheese.:)
  • Andrew
    2008-05-01
    ...Reading this book is like sitting through one of those stupid motivational speeches. It was obviously written as such, and then a loose "story" was thrown over top of the content to make it into a book. I mean, there are points, where you can actually visualize a person showing the power point slides with one of the sayings in the book written on it, trying to pump up the crowd by saying it with force, and the crowd clapping...The book took me...
  • Christine
    2007-04-03
    Is there a more asinine book on the planet? I'd be hard pressed to find it. That is was a bestseller speaks volumes to the apalling lack of real education in America today. I am fairly certain that they force you to read this book in hell... oh, wait I'm confusing eternal damnation with my office. Sorry.
  • Nancy
    2008-01-14
    If you receive this uninspiring, revolting piece of trash from your employer, start looking for another job -- the end is near!Change is inevitable, but it doesn't mean workers should sit back and accept everything corporate America dishes out.
  • Nandakishore Varma
    2017-08-17
    After his adventure in the maze, Haw wrote a bestselling book about his cheese sayings and sold it in exchange for royalties in cheese. Now he gets all types of cheese simply sitting on his bottom in one corner of the maze while the others run around looking for cheese after reading his book.
  • Diane
    2012-04-13
    Reading this reminded me of why I hate pop psych/pop management books. The writing is terrible, the message is oversimplified and the font is gigantic (an effort to pad the book out to 90 pages, I think). And the intro and conclusion are just a marketing ploy to encourage managers to buy lots of copies to give to their employees. This book could be read in 20 minutes, but I'll save you some time and tell you that change will happen in your life, ...
  • Mohammed Al-Garawi
    2010-12-12
    The writer did nothing more than put some facts that we all now in a childish story. The book was so cheesy and I didn't like it (pun intended). And what's with the savior persona Dr.Spencer? Chillax okay? "I have changed the lives of millions of people". How about you change your profession and focus on something else other than writing? You like "change", don't you?
  • Emad Attili
    2015-01-30
    أول مرة قرأت فيها هذه القصة الممتعة كانت قبل حوالي خمس سنوات!استمتعت بها حينها كما استمتعت بها الآن. هي بلا شك قصة معبرة وذات معنى رائع ورسالة مهمة.الحياة تتغير باستمرار. يجب أن نتغير معها :)هناك أمر رائع آخر،أن القصة قصيرة جداً :)بمعنى أنها ستُعجب ال...
  • Nicole
    2009-01-30
    What a waste of time this book was. It only took about 15-30 minutes to read, but I was begging God to give that time back to me. This book is the perfect example of all that was wrong with U.S. business culture in the late 90s up to the crash of the overinflated tech industry. It was a time when the simplest things were made massively complicated. Every old idea rehashed with buzz words was a "paradigm shift in the new economy." It was a time wh...
  • Rosie
    2015-11-19
    I was recommended to read this book from a colleague. It was an ok read, very simplistic and very short. I do think it may be useful in my work as I support people to make quite big changes in their lives.
  • Amr Mohamed
    2014-05-03
    كتيب جميل يتحدث عن السلبية والخوف من التغيير الذى يصيب الاشخاص ويسرد الكاتب ذلك عن طريقة قصة قصيرة ابطاالها فئران وقزمينفهو كتاب جيد ولكن ليس لدرجة أنه يغير حياتك وده فيلم كارتون عن الكتابhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16hxC...
  • Yulia
    2008-05-06
    Note: NOT to be confused with Who Moved My Cheese? For Kids. Phew, thanks for the warning.