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ISBN13: 9780399144462
ISBN10: 0399144463
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With Who Moved My Cheese? Dr. Spencer Johnson realizes the need for finding the language and tools to deal with change--an issue that makes all of us nervous and uncomfortable.

Most people are fearful of change because they don't believe they have any control over how or when it happens to them. Since change happens either to the individual or by the individual, Spencer Johnson shows us that what matters most is the attitude we have about change.

When the Y2K panic gripped the corporate realm before the new millenium, most work environments finally recognized the urgent need to get their computers and other business systems up to speed and able to deal with unprecedented change. And businesses realized that this was not enough: they needed to help people get ready, too.

Spencer Johnson has created his new book to do just that. The coauthor of the multimillion bestseller The One Minute Manager has written a deceptively simple story with a dramatically important message that can radically alter the way we cope with change. Who Moved My Cheese? allows for common themes to become topics for discussion and individual interpretation.

Who Moved My Cheese? takes the fear and anxiety out of managing the future and shows people a simple way to successfully deal with the changing times, providing them with a method for moving ahead with their work and lives safely and effectively.


From one of the world's most recognized experts on management comes a simple parable filled with insights designed to help readers manage change quickly and prevail in changing times. Written for all ages, the story takes less than an hour to read, but its unique insights can last for a lifetime.

About the Author

Spencer Johnson, M.D., is the originator of The One Minute Manager System ™ and co-author of The New York Times bestsellers The One Minute Manager ®, The One Minute Sales Person, and One Minute for Myself. His other bestsellers include Who Moved My Cheese?; The Precious Present; and Yes or No: The Guide to Better Decisions.

He has written more than two dozen books dealing with medicine and the behavioral sciences, and has millions of copies of his books in print in twenty-six languages, including the popular children’s book series ValueTales ™.

Dr. Johnson received a B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Southern California, an M.D. from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and medical clerkships at Harvard Medical School and the Mayo Clinic. He lives with his family in Hawaii.

Few names are as recognized in American business as Ken Blanchards. His One Minute Manager ® Library has sold millions of copies and been translated into more than twenty languages, and he has written or co-authored a number of other popular books as well. Ken is a captivating and sought-after speaker and business consultant, who has shared his unique approach with a multitude of Fortune 500 companies.


Ken has received many awards in management and leadership. He has won the National Speakers Associations highest honor, the “Council of Peers Award for Excellence,” and the Golden Gavel from Toastmasters International, and was inducted into the HRD Hall of Fame.

Table of Contents

Parts of All of Us

The Story Behind the Story

by Kenneth Blanchard, Ph.D. A Gathering: Chicago

The Story of Who Moved My Cheese?

Four Characters

Finding Cheese

No Cheese!

The Mice: Sniff and Scurry

The Littlepeople: Hem and 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!

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Ganapathy, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Ganapathy)
Excellent work by author in explaining a dilemma faced by most folks (any form of change in life) in layman terms. Very easy read and yet the book does an excellent job in getting the point across. Every time you read it, the book prods you to view change in a different perspective. Must read!
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adeleye, November 27, 2006 (view all comments by adeleye)
Spencer Johnson is one of those few great achievers who make you feel they are just ordinary people like you and me. This is the second of his books that I am reading (the first being the One minute Manager).
Reading who moved my cheese was first an emotional experience... then intellectual, it came at a time when I had to deal with transition and deep loss. I recommend it to any one afraid of letting go of the known past for the uncertain present and future where we all must live, love and grow. It is a book of hope!
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John-Paul, October 14, 2006 (view all comments by John-Paul)
This has got to be the most over-hyped book in history. Why has it sold so many copies? Corporations buy it in bulk and hand out thousands of copies to employees because "Who Moved My Cheese?" tells employees to not question authority and happily accept any change that comes along.

The parallel between mice trapped in a maze and employees stuck in cubicles is striking.

When change comes it's not anyone's fault, certainly not anyone in authority, so the best way of dealing with it, advises Dr. Johnson, is to look at the bright side, scurry off to find new cheese and --- oh, yes --- LAUGH at yourself.

So the next time downsizing leaves you demoted or out on the street, or a new and improved compensation plan requires more work for less pay, don't forget to laugh at yourself.

Just the way management is laughing at you, little mouse.
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Product Details

Johnson, Spencer
Penguin Putnam
Blanchard, Kenneth H.
Blanchard, Kenneth H.
New York :
Stress Management
Business Life
Self-actualization (psychology)
Change (psychology)
Personal Growth - General
Business Life - General
Business Writing
Business - General
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Grade Level:
from 12
7.5 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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