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TitleWho Moved My Cheese? : An Amazing Way to Deal With Change in Your Work and in Your Life
Author(s)Spencer Johnson
ISBN0399144463
LanguageEnglish
PublishedSeptember 1998
PublisherPutnam Pub Group (Paper)
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Reviewer Mike B. wrote:
While I enjoyed Dr. Johnson's book, I must say I REALLY got a tremendous laugh out of the new parody of his book! "Who Cut the Cheese? An A-Mazing Parody About Change...and How We Can Get Our Hands on Yours" (Crown) is a hilarious spoof of all aspects of the original book. They've even got a website at www.CutCheese.com where you can get a good feel for the book. I'm betting "Who Cut the Cheese?" (by "Stilton Jarlsberg, MD") will be a hugely popular gag gift come holiday time!

Reviewer amazon.com wrote:
Change can be a blessing or a curse, depending on your perspective. The message of Who Moved My Cheese? is that all can come to see it as a blessing, if they understand the nature of cheese and the role it plays in their lives. Who Moved My Cheese? is a parable that takes place in a maze. Four beings live in that maze: Sniff and Scurry are mice--nonanalytical and nonjudgmental, they just want cheese and are willing to do whatever it takes to get it. Hem and Haw are "littlepeople," mouse-size humans who have an entirely different relationship with cheese. It's not just sustenance to them; it's their self-image. Their lives and belief systems are built around the cheese they've found. Most of us reading the story will see the cheese as something related to our livelihoods--our jobs, our career paths, the industries we work in--although it can stand for anything, from health to relationships. The point of the story is that we have to be alert to changes in the cheese, and be prepared to go running off in search of new sources of cheese when the cheese we have runs out. Dr. Johnson, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and many other books, presents this parable to business, church groups, schools, military organizations--anyplace where you find people who may fear or resist change. And although more analytical and skeptical readers may find the tale a little too simplistic, its beauty is that it sums up all natural history in just 94 pages: Things change. They always have changed and always will change. And while there's no single way to deal with change, the consequence of pretending change won't happen is always the same: The cheese runs out.

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