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Who moved my cheese? Spencer Johnson

An Amazing Way to Deal With Change In Your Work and In Your Life

January 16, 2021 - 239 words - 2 mins Found a typo? Edit me
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This book presents a tale inside the main story that consists of 4 characters: two mice, Sniff and Scurry, and two little persons, Hem and Haw.

The tale is a beautiful metaphor of the different attitudes that people adopt as part of their identity in life when they have to confront any change.

My favorite lessons of the book

  1. Change happens. They keep moving the cheese.
  2. Anticipate change. Get ready for the cheese to move.
  3. Monitor change. Smell the cheese often so you know when it’s getting old.
  4. Adapt to change quickly. The quicker you let go of old cheese, the sooner you can enjoy new cheese.
  5. Change. Move with the cheese.
  6. Enjoy change. Enjoy the taste of new cheese
  7. Be ready to change quickly and enjoy it again. They keep moving the cheese.

“Everyone knows that not all change is good or even necessary. But in a world that is constantly changing, it is to our advantage to learn how to adapt and enjoy something better. It is not what is in the story of “Who moved my cheese?” but how you interpret it and apply it to your own situation that gives it the value.“ - Ken Blanchard.

I wrote a blog post about this book: Embrace the change

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