Who moved my cheese?

an amazing way to deal with change in your work and in your life

Hardcover, 95 pages

English language

Published Nov. 19, 2002 by Putnam.

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3 stars (6 reviews)

Who Moved My Cheese? is a simple parable that reveals profound truths about change. It is an amusing and enlightening story of four characters who live in a "Maze" and look for "Cheese" to nourish them and make them happy. Two are mice named Sniff and Scurry. And two are "little people" -- beings the size of mice who look and act a lot like people. Their names are Hem and Haw. "Cheese" is a metaphor for what you want to have in life -- whether it is a good job, a loving relationship, money, possession, health, or spiritual peace of mind. And "The Maze" is where you look for what you want -- the organization you work in, or the family or community you live in. In the story, the characters are faced with unexpected change. Eventually, one of them deals with it successfully, and writes what he has …

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A short, but rich worthwhile cautionary tale for all.

5 stars

A good life lesson regarding adapting to change and letting go of a a complacent, comfortable situation in hopes of avoiding change. The story reads like a children's book, but the book explores the story and gives several real life examples of applying the lesson to all stages of life.

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  • Change (Psychology)
  • Adaptation, Psychological.
  • Life Change Events.