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.

Who Moved My Cheese? Details

TitleWho Moved My Cheese?
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 7th, 2002
PublisherVermilion
ISBN-139780091883768
Rating
GenreBusiness, Self Help, Nonfiction, Psychology, Leadership, Personal Development, Management

Who Moved My Cheese? Review

  • Seizure Romero
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • Brian
    January 1, 1970
    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 goes well--until somebody moved the cheese! Chaos 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 goes well--until somebody moved the cheese! Chaos then (predictably if not hilariously) ensues. And that is the intelligent part of the book...For the remainder of the book, we get to listen in on a group of friends discuss how the philosophy behind this epic tale of missing cheese relates to their lives. The members of this discussion group are the type of people for whom warning labels are placed on hot coffee cups. If this half-assed tale of relocated dairy food has any relevance to your life, then there is any number of medications that you should consider asking your doctor about.
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  • Kate
    January 1, 1970
    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 is cheaper. So what are the mice supposed to do? A 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 is cheaper. So what are the mice supposed to do? Are they supposed to unionize, or protest the WTO, or elect people who will enforce antitrust laws in this country! oh, Nooooo! They are supposed to change directions and start running around looking for THE CHEESE in some other part of the maze. Inferior quality CHEESE, no doubt--maybe more of a PROCESSED CHEESE FOOD, without the employer-matched 401K, sans health insurance. Scurry, scurry, little mice! Find your CHEESE before Wall Street and NASDAQ move it again! They are pretty quick to move THE CHEESE and they don't care if you starve! That is why this book is horrid. But I'm not bitter.
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  • Kevin Fanning
    January 1, 1970
    If your boss gives you this to read find a new job.
  • Rehab
    January 1, 1970
    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 .اثنان منهم فأران يطلق عليهما سنيف و سكوري والاثنان الآخران قزمان في حجم الفئران ولكنهما يتصرفان كالبشر ويدعيان هيم و هاو والجبن ماهو الا استعاره مجازيه عما تريد أن تحققه في حياتك سواء أكان وظيفه مرموقه أو علاقه حب أو مركز أو صحه جيده أو سلام العقل و الروحو 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 .اثنان منهم فأران يطلق عليهما سنيف و سكوري والاثنان الآخران قزمان في حجم الفئران ولكنهما يتصرفان كالبشر ويدعيان هيم و هاو والجبن ماهو الا استعاره مجازيه عما تريد أن تحققه في حياتك سواء أكان وظيفه مرموقه أو علاقه حب أو مركز أو صحه جيده أو سلام العقل و الروحو المتاهه هي مجاز عن المكان الذي تبحث فيه عما تريد كالمؤسسة التي تعمل بها أو العائله أو المجتمع الذي تعيش فيهالكتاب يقع في 18 صفحة ، وفكرة الكتاب ممتعة جداً والقصه بسيطه و عميقة أيضاً ، ستجد نفسك و أنت تقرأ ترسم بعض المواقف التي مرت بك وإن كانت الطرق مختلفة ولكن القصه تجعلك تقرأ مابين الأسطر ، حين تقترب من النهاية ستجد أنك بدأت تصنف نفسك مابين شخصيات القصة ، يُقال أن القصة غيرت حيوات أشخاص كثر وأظن أنا بأنها ستخلّصك من الخوف وتجعلك تتقبل التغيير بل وتقبل إليه .. تخطيت بعض مخاوفي بعد هذه القصه اللطيفة و العميقة جداًيستحق القراءة .. وأظن أنك ستتذكر تفاصيل القصة في حياتك مستقبلاًكتاب محفز بطريقة بسيطة غير متكلفة
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  • Tony
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • Archit Ojha
    January 1, 1970
    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 interpretations that might be drawn out : that you should t 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 interpretations that might be drawn out : that you should try behaving in a new way in the same relationship. Do not change the person but innovate your habits. If you love your partner, let them know about it in a million different ways that change everyday.Novelty is what keeps things moving.The story is perfectly written and takes up one hour of your life but may just give you a knowledge of a lifetime. I can see these terms being recited to people in the company I work or the football teams I lead.And I quote, "Keep moving whilst riding a bicycle. Else you fall down." Keep your senses sharp. Sniff the changes and scurry to action.And of course, Be Worldclass like the very book itself.Verdict : Spencer Johnson hits the bulls-eye in a 60 minute book.
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    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 afraid, and you'll be happy). Ok, good, I'll try that 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 afraid, and you'll be happy). Ok, good, I'll try that if my car breaks down on a dark deserted highway, or next time my father complains of chest pains. Sometimes you're not supposed to be happy. Sometimes you're supposed to stay alert and guarded, and be ready for action.The question I wish the author had addressed (instead of coming up with platitudes in praise of change) is this: What is the balance between working to improve what you have (repairing) vs. looking for something new (replacing)?Adaptation and flexibility are all well and good, but sometimes life is a little too complicated to be resolved just by embracing change. After all, as authors Kathleen and William Lundin said in one of their books "Adapting to a wild leader is like being the fox in a blood-sport hunt. You may be quick, clever, and nimble, but you'll still be killed at the end of the game."
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  • Ben Briggs
    January 1, 1970
    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 they all agree to buy copies for all of their fri 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 they all agree to buy copies for all of their friends and coworkers - as I recall, one guy was going to buy cases of the book for his whole dept at work. Of course the last page is the coup de grais - an order form for more books! Oh pooh, now I have gone and done what Johnson did - gone and wasted a whole lot of words when those 5 in caps above would have sufficed nicely.
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  • Otsu yee
    January 1, 1970
    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 responsibilities, I decided to re-read the story 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 responsibilities, I decided to re-read the story about 2 men and 2 mice and what their outlook on change was. To my surprise, because I was actually looking for help with regards to moving my people forward and helping adjust to the changes that were happening around them, I found the book to be more than helpful. I recognized that for the longest time, I was pretty closed minded and was definately going to die with the cheese if I didn't start embracing change and the outcomes it brings. I also recognized that I had a sniff, a scurry, a hem and lots of haws running around my team. With that knowledge, it helped me focus on how to manage them better which delivered better results from them and also made them happier employees.
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  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    January 1, 1970
    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 میلادیعنوان: چه کسی پنیر مرا جابجا کرد؛ نویسنده: اسپنسر جانسون؛ مترجم: شمسی بهبهانی؛ تهران، نشر اختران 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 میلادیعنوان: چه کسی پنیر مرا جابجا کرد؛ نویسنده: اسپنسر جانسون؛ مترجم: شمسی بهبهانی؛ تهران، نشر اختران، موشها: « اسنیف » و « اسکوری »؛ و آدم کوچولوها: « هم » و « ها ». این چهار شخصیت برای نشان دادن سادگی و پیچیدگی درون آدمهاست، بدون در نظر گرفتن: سن، جنس، نژاد یا ملیت. گاهی همچو اسنیف عمل میکنیم، کسانی که تغییرات را زود بو میکشند؛ یا همچو اسکوری به سرعت وارد عمل میشویم. گاه همانند « هم » میشویم، که با انکار تغییرات مقابل آنها میایستیم، چرا که میترسیم به سمت چیزی بدتر کشیده شویم. یا مثل « ها » که یاد میگیرد وقتی شرایط او را به سمت چیزی بهتر راهنمایی میکند، خود را با آن هماهنگ کند. ا. شربیانی
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  • Cecil
    January 1, 1970
    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 prisoner, but my observation is that there really ar 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 prisoner, but my observation is that there really are a lot of people in business so clueless that this book IS a revelation to them. My observations are not limited to the lower rungs of the corporate ladder. This disease goes all the way to the top and is especially rampant among middle and upper management. The interesting thing is that in the corporate life, everybody sees themselves as Dilbert, but nobody sees themselves as the pointy-haired boss, Ted the Marketing guy, the clueless VP, or as one of the Elbonian workers. Only a few see themselves as Alice or Wally. HEY, WE CAN'T ALL BE DILBERT HERE! Sadly, even the most motivated of corporate drones read books like this only because their boss read it because someone else read it or heard about it at one of those motivational seminars put on by the author. The whole business world then has a businessgasm about this revelation-du-jour--and the very next day, goes back to doing what they have always done and thinking the way they have always thought--until the next business book restating the obvious or putting a new face on recycled ideas from the jurasic period comes out. And so, the saga continues.
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  • Manny
    January 1, 1970
    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 hard to get, but I talked about it afterwards wit 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 hard to get, but I talked about it afterwards with my friend Brian and he explained it to me. Then I liked it even more! Yeah, that is a very cool message about living in the moment and not overthinking things. You have something there. But then I said to myself, what is this guy missing? And the answer came to me clear as clear: cheese. Just one single mention, and do you know, Brian couldn't even remember that bit. So, I hope you won't find this presumptuous or anything, but I wrote a longer version, playing up the cheese and making it more, you know, business-friendly. I've attached a PDF and I'd love to know what you think!Best wishes,SpencerDear Spencer,I wouldn't have used as many words, but I very much appreciated the Parable of the Cheese. I look forward to seeing you again.Your friend,Jesus
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  • Evan
    January 1, 1970
    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 right attitude because "they keep life simple...th 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 right attitude because "they keep life simple...they don't overanalyze or overcomplicate things," and rather than question why the cheese was taken from them they accept change and just get out there and bust their balls humping it through that maze like good little unquestioning furry mini-zombies looking for more. Hem and Haw, like too many humans, we are told, over-think things and fixate on their past comforts and expectations and spend too much time stewing over the unfairness of their loss of food rather than fearlessly getting out there and looking through the maze for more.So, who moved/stole their cheese? That question is never answered. Nay, it is, posits this book, a completely unimportant and irrelevant question to ask, because, fellow bitches, the system is how it is, it's gonna stay that way, you can't do a fuckin' thing to change that and it's just too goddamned bad if you don't like it, because your cheese is going to be stolen and sent to South China and that's that. So stop bellyaching about jobs and health care. Just get yourself rich with stinking piles of cheese, or just shut up about it...liberals!Another key question that is not asked is: "Who designed, built and maintains the maze and whose interests does that serve?"I have a theory, not addressed in the book, that stinking rich executive-types, most of whom have driven their companies into the ground or into slave-wage zones and sent their employees off to look for "New Cheese" while enjoying their own golden-parachute-financed retirements and/or bailouts, may be among those who have stolen our cheese. But, according to the book, such things are not only outside the realm of questioning, but are irrelevant. The very idea of changing or creating a more equitable system is simply beyond the pale. You won't be the master of your own cheese, suckers, so be happy with what you can get. Those who take the cheese always know better.In an unexpected turn of events, however, some disgruntled employees at the facility where this book was printed--who had just been told that their cheeses were being moved to Mexico and they would lose their $15-an-hour living-wage jobs to $1-an-hour Mexican slaves--decided to slip an alternative version of this story into some of the copies of the book, some of which turned up on Amazon and the late-lamented Border's.In this version, Hem and Haw and Sniff and Scurry notice their cheese missing and, after looking for two years for no cheese dispensaries and finding themselves at the end of their 99-weeks of insufficient government-issue unemployment-benefit cheese rations, decide to put Hem and Haw's human smarts and Sniff and Scurry's uncerebral pluck to new uses and ends. Since cheese is the goal, or the ends, and since the ends justify the means, they decide to figure out who is taking their cheese, prevent further cheese-moving shenanigans, and keep those tasty fromage comestibles for themselves. Thinking "outside the maze", they decide that having their cheese taken away arbitrarily--especially by the one-percent who already own more cheese than the other 99 percent of cheese-eaters combined--is not the kind of change they will accept, and instead of being on the receiving end of change decide to mete out a little change of their own--for a change (after all, who says that change always has to come from "above," from outside? Why not from below, from the bottom up? I know, change from the bottom is class warfare; change/cheese moving from the top is, well, the marketplace working like it should). Deciding not to take it anymore, the plucky mice and men donned commando gear, staked out the various points of infiltration, and with their cache of weapons including Molotov cocktails, took out the greedy cheese-hoarding scumbags.No cheese was stolen thereafter.But who produced the future cheese? After all, there were no more job exporters...I mean, "job creators." The anarcho-syndicalist collective, of course. And there was cheese for all.
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  • Nadeen Alsulaimi
    January 1, 1970
    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 والاستمتاع بها ومنحها قدرها من النشاط والانتاجيةالإيمان سرّ التغيير.. وهو سنة الله في خلقهفكرة تغيير الذات للوصول إلى هدف ما ليست فكرة جديدة على المعتقد الإسلاميالجديد في الكتاب هو مدى تكيفنا مع التغيير الخارجي المألوف ومدى تقبلنا لأن نتغير بدورنا!قصة بسيطة 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 والاستمتاع بها ومنحها قدرها من النشاط والانتاجيةالإيمان سرّ التغيير.. وهو سنة الله في خلقهفكرة تغيير الذات للوصول إلى هدف ما ليست فكرة جديدة على المعتقد الإسلاميالجديد في الكتاب هو مدى تكيفنا مع التغيير الخارجي المألوف ومدى تقبلنا لأن نتغير بدورنا!قصة بسيطة معبرةشكرا لمن أعارتني كتابها :)
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  • Tran Thanh Tu
    January 1, 1970
    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!
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  • Mohadese
    January 1, 1970
    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.
  • ba
    January 1, 1970
    My 9 month old son has books with smaller type and which make more sense. The author is worse than Hitler.
  • Andrew
    January 1, 1970
    ...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 about 45 minutes to read, but it felt much longer ...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 about 45 minutes to read, but it felt much longer (much like motivational speeches!). The book can be summed up as follows: Change happens. It's better to move on when it does than expect things to go back to how they were, and it's better to prepare for change then expect things to stay how they are.That's it. You don't need to read the book now. I mean, that is the summary of the story. They then threw together a pointless storyline of someone telling a group of old friends this story. Then after the story is over, it has all of the friends talking about how the story impacted them. This part felt like an informercial, and I half expected to see "Dramatization" or something along those lines when it was talking about the "success stories". I would really hate to work at a company that based their model off of what was said in this book...I can just see it now: All around the office, the little action figures of the characters, the sayings plastered on every wall...It would just make me depressed and angry.Maybe it's just because I'm like the rats (Scurry and Sniffy) in this book that I thought this book was completely pointless...but even if I were like the Littlepeople (Hem and Haw), I would really hope there was a better way to present this message. Basically the four characters represent the different types of people with respect to change (Scurry runs off and takes immediate action, Sniffy sniffs out change happening and prepares for it in advance, Haw is reluctant to change, but eventually realizes he needs to, and although he's afraid, he ventures out to find his "new cheese", and Hem is the idiot who just sits back waiting for things to go back to how they were.Anyways, I obviously did not like this book, and I wish I had my 45 minutes back. It was just pointless, longer than it needed, and the message/"plot" was just "cheesy"...(Ok...bad pun, I know...)
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  • Aj the Ravenous Reader
    January 1, 1970
    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.:)
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  • Diane
    January 1, 1970
    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, and you have to deal with it. The end.
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  • Nancy
    January 1, 1970
    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.
  • Christine
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • Mohammed Al-Garawi
    January 1, 1970
    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?
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  • Emad Reads
    January 1, 1970
    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 الذين يحبونها والذين يكرهونها على حد سواء!!أنصح بها.
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  • Nandakishore Varma
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • Fareya
    January 1, 1970
    For an inspirational, self-help book, Who Moved My Cheese is an easy, quick read but quite unpleasant too with a very patronizing tone to its narration. I just picked it up out of whim as the Internet is full of positive reviews and praise, so naturally I was curious and also since I had an ebook stashed since forever. But, now after having read this, I am not exactly sure what to make out of it. Well, I am glad I didn't buy and read this and another positive thing was that it was a really short For an inspirational, self-help book, Who Moved My Cheese is an easy, quick read but quite unpleasant too with a very patronizing tone to its narration. I just picked it up out of whim as the Internet is full of positive reviews and praise, so naturally I was curious and also since I had an ebook stashed since forever. But, now after having read this, I am not exactly sure what to make out of it. Well, I am glad I didn't buy and read this and another positive thing was that it was a really short read. In a single sentence, this book tries to explain the significance of adapting and reacting positively to changes which is in fact quite a decent subject for an inspirational book, but Who Moved My Cheese does absolutely no justice with it. The story was exorbitantly simplistic and entirely obvious and I found myself absolutely not agreeing with a lot in here. I am not going to go into details about characters who are called Sniff and Scurry, Hem and Haw and who actually sniff and scurry, hem and haw. One thing that I found really irritating was how the author, in his slightly condescending manner, tries to force the readers to believe that all change is good change and the faster you let go of things the sooner you can get back to enjoying life as before. No I surely do not agree with this. There are some things one simply does not get over with. What about fatal health issues, or the loss of a loved one? Yes, one learns to live with it but does not really get over it. Ever. Yes, change is inevitable. Situations change, people change, life happens and hardly anything ever remains the same, but, that still doesn't mean that all change is good, or that people need to be happy about every change that occurs. Everything does not revolve around enjoying every change. Adapting and accepting a situation is one thing, trying to happy about every other situation, fair or not is entirely another.Sorry this review was more of a rant, and I know I've used too much of the word change, but I was totally disappointed with this so called bestseller and I needed to vent. Thanks for reading.
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  • Ahmad Ebaid
    January 1, 1970
    The review in English down ملحوظة بسيطة قبل ما أكتب الريفيو باللغة اللي قرأت بيها الكتاب :-النسخة العربية بتاعة مكتبة جرير مش كاملة مش كاملة مش كاملة مش كاملة :D, المترجم شايل جمل كتير أوي منها , تقريبا حذف ربعها أو أكتر ,و لعب المترجم السعودي بالألفاظ ليتحول الكاتب و كأنه إمام جامع :3****Spencer Johnson talks in this book " as a received a B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Southern California in 1963 " about the Second important basic needs in Maslow's hierarchy of needs , " Safe The review in English down ملحوظة بسيطة قبل ما أكتب الريفيو باللغة اللي قرأت بيها الكتاب :-النسخة العربية بتاعة مكتبة جرير مش كاملة مش كاملة مش كاملة مش كاملة :D, المترجم شايل جمل كتير أوي منها , تقريبا حذف ربعها أو أكتر ,و لعب المترجم السعودي بالألفاظ ليتحول الكاتب و كأنه إمام جامع :3****Spencer Johnson talks in this book " as a received a B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Southern California in 1963 " about the Second important basic needs in Maslow's hierarchy of needs , " Safety needs " , and how to deal with that ,and as I Reported in a Previous review " in Arabic " https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...that civilized man is who controls his Instincts and Lust for his Personal interest ,Spencer Focused on Reluctance to change , as people likely would be safe and Freezing in place , than change their life , and take the risk of new unknown life , they fear what they do not know ,Spencer at this simple story teaches how to deal with thatStatistics say that the American citizen changes his job every 4 years , so it is a big deal for them to pay for this book ,unlike the Europeans who see this a shit , & can not believe that is a best seller book !!Writer Debug this topic perfectly ,Quotations " cheese could be any of your goals or dreams etc .." :- -Remember: Move with the Cheese!-"We should never just sit here and see what happens. or say Sooner or later they have to put the Cheese back."-If You Do Not Change, You Can Become Extinct.-Remember " What Would You Do If You Weren't Afraid ? "-Take control, rather than simply letting things happen to you.-He should expect change to happen and look for it.-Then ask yourself the same question again, "What would I do if I weren't afraid?"-When You Move Beyond Your Fear, You Feel Free.-Again and again ,Do what you would do if you weren't afraid.-Haw realized he had been held captive by his own fear. Moving in a new direction had freed him. so take care of that :D-Imagining yourself Enjoying New Cheese Even Before you Find It, Leads you To It.-Do not do like Hem when he said " "I don't think I would like New Cheese. It's not what I'm used to. I want my own Cheese back and I'm not going to change until I get what I want."-It Is Safer To Search In The Maze Than Remain In A Cheeseless Situation-Change could surprise you only if you didn't expect it and weren't looking for it.-Old Beliefs Do Not Lead You To New Cheese-When you change what you believe, you change what you do. You can believe that a change will harm you and resist it. Or you can believe that finding New Cheese will help you, and embrace the change. It all depends on what you choose to believe.-Noticing Small Changes Early Helps You Adapt To The Bigger Changes That Are To Come.-The fastest way to change is to laugh at your own folly-then you can let go and quickly move on.-You can choose between the end.. .. or is it a new beginning!!-Always ask yourself " 'What would you do if you weren't afraid?'"-It Is Important To paint a realistic picture of 'New Cheese'-May what we really need to let go of is the behavior that is the cause of our bad relationship not the relationship .-" A change imposed is A change opposed. "-Finally , Do not Take a design to just fit in .done.
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  • Aisha AlFalasi
    January 1, 1970
    Am in love with the book it's really really will help me with my career and personal, i will I read it long time ago but as they say better late then never.
  • Sara Kamjou
    January 1, 1970
    این کتاب رو واسه دومین بار خوندمش چون بار قبل به نظرم ارزش دو بار خوندن رو داشت!به نظرم توضیح سمبولیک کتاب از واکنش های ممکن نسبت به تغییر عالی بود.من این کتاب رو بی نهایت دوست داشتم و دارم. بر خلاف خیلیا که معتقدن توضیح واضحات بوده، نظر من اینه که همه چیز واضحه و ماها فکر می کنیم همه چیو می دونیم اما بیان دونسته هامون، مرورش و ایجاد تلنگر در قالب یه داستان کوتاه و نمادین و به قول خود کتاب ایجاد ذهنیت حرکت به جلو کار راحتی نیست و این کتاب به خوبی از عهده ش براومده!--------------------------چملات این کتاب رو واسه دومین بار خوندمش چون بار قبل به نظرم ارزش دو بار خوندن رو داشت!به نظرم توضیح سمبولیک کتاب از واکنش های ممکن نسبت به تغییر عالی بود.من این کتاب رو بی نهایت دوست داشتم و دارم. بر خلاف خیلیا که معتقدن توضیح واضحات بوده، نظر من اینه که همه چیز واضحه و ماها فکر می کنیم همه چیو می دونیم اما بیان دونسته هامون، مرورش و ایجاد تلنگر در قالب یه داستان کوتاه و نمادین و به قول خود کتاب ایجاد ذهنیت حرکت به جلو کار راحتی نیست و این کتاب به خوبی از عهده ش براومده!--------------------------چملات به یاد ماندنی:هرچه پنیرتان برای شما مهم‌تر باشد در حفظ آن بیشتر تلاش کنید....او نمی‌خواست بفهمد که ذخیره پنیر به تدریج کم شده، بلکه عقیده داشت پنیر بطور ناگهانی برداشته شده است....زندگی این است، زندگی حرکت می‌کند و ما هم باید حرکت کنیم....بالاخره توانست به خود بخندد، رها شود و حرکت کند!...اگر نمی‌ترسیدی چه می‌کردی؟...اگر می‌خواست می‌توانست آنچه را که در حال وقوع بود حس کند، اما در واقع نخواسته بود!...اگر از آغاز به آنچه در حال وقوع بود توجه، و تغییر را پیشبینی کرده بود احتمالا غافلگیر نمیشد....پنیر را بو کنید تا از زمان کهنه شدن آن آگاه شوید....فهمید که بیشتر از هر چیزی از تنها ادامه دادن وحشت دارد....حرکت در مسیری جدید به تو کمک خواهد کرد تا پنیر جدیدی پیدا کنی....غلبه بر ترس، یعنی آزادی!...ترسی که انسان در سر می‌پروراند بسیار هولناک‌تر از چیزی است که در واقعیت اتفاق می‌افتد....اگر انتظار تغییر را نداشته باشید و خود در پی آن برنیایید تغییر می‌تواند شما را غافلگیر کند!...امنیت، آگاهی داشتن نسبت به محیط اطراف است، نه حبس کردن خود در شرایط راحت.
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