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Book review: Who Moved My Cheese?

Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson


My rating: 2 of 5 stars
A short, simple story in the style of The One Minute Manager and all the other One Minute books, except that it really only deals with one topic: how to deal with change. The basic point is that things change, but change can lead to better opportunities if you're prepared. There's nothing mind-blowing here, and every lesson is written in huge text and explained to you, so you can practically turn your brain off when you read it.

The advice to adapt to change is generally good, but there are times when resisting and not accepting change is the better course; cases such as governmental policy or international military conflict, depending on your socio-political stance. Still, this book could be worth the hour it takes to read when you're faced with smaller-scale changes in your professional or personal life.

The Handwriting on the Wall

Change Happens
They Keep Moving The Cheese

Anticipate Change
Get Ready For The Cheese To Move

Monitor Change
Smell The Cheese Often So You Know When It Is Getting Old

Adapt To Change Quickly
The Quicker You Let Go Of Old Cheese, The Sooner You Can Enjoy New Cheese

Change
Move With The Cheese

Enjoy Change!
Savor The Adventure And Enjoy The Taste Of New Cheese!

Be Ready To Change Quickly And Enjoy It Again & Again
They Keep Moving The Cheese.

Notes
Ask yourself: What would you do if you weren't afraid? Don't let fear hold you back.
Moving in a new direction helps you find New Cheese; moving out of your comfort zone leads to new opportunities.
Imagining yourself enjoying New Cheese leads you to it; motivate yourself by envisioning a better situation.
There's always New Cheese out there; there are always better opportunities waiting.

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