Who Moved My Cheese? is the story of four characters living in a "Maze" who face unexpected change when they discover their "Cheese" has disappeared. Sniff and Scurry, who are mice, and Hem and Haw, little people the size of mice, each adapt to change in their "Maze" differently. In fact, one doesn't adapt at all...
This timeless allegory reveals profound truths to individuals and organizations dealing with change. We each live in a "Maze", a metaphor for the companies or organizations we work with, the communities we live in, the families we love places where we look for the things we want in life, "Cheese". It may be an enjoyable career, loving relationships, wealth, or spiritual peace of mind. With time and experience, one character eventually succeeds and even prospers from the change in his "Maze".In an effort to share what he has learned along the way, he records his personal discoveries on the maze walls, the "Handwriting on the Wall". Likewise, when we begin to see the "writing on the wall", we discover the simplicity and necessity of adapting to change.
Full of modern day insight, the story of Who Moved My Cheese? invites individuals and organizations to enjoy less stress and more success by learning to deal with the inevitable change.
Spencer Johnson, M.D., is one of the world's most influential thinkers and widely read #1 bestselling authors.
His eleven international bestselling books include Who Moved My Cheese?® An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change, and The One Minute Manager®, co-authored with Ken Blanchard, the world's most popular management method for more than two decades.
“Dr. Johnson…the best there is…”
Called “The King of Parables” by USA Today, Dr. Johnson is often referred to as "the best there is at taking complex subjects and presenting simple solutions that work."
Universal Truths with Worldwide Appeal
In a time when many have learned to be skeptical of simplistic answers, millions of people have discovered that the simple truths found in Spencer Johnson’s parables have proven to be most useful.
The appeal of these truths has spread rapidly by word-of-mouth. For example, in Japan, during its first year of publication, the number of printed copies of Who Moved My Cheese? went from 20,000 in September, to 400,000 in January, to 3,500,000 in July.
In an article on the Chinese publishing industry, The New York Times reported that Spencer Johnson’s Who Moved My Cheese? has become China's all time bestselling translated work in the history of Chinese publishing.
His education includes a B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of Southern California, an M.D. degree from the Royal College of Surgeons, and medical clerkships at The Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Johnson was the first Medical Director of Communications for Medtronic, the original innovators of cardiac pacemakers; Research Physician at the Institute for Inter-Disciplinary Studies, a medical-social think tank; Consultant to the Center for the Study of the Person, and to the School of Medicine, University of California San Diego; Leadership Fellow at the Harvard Business School, and is currently an Advisor to The Center for Public Leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
While he rarely appears in public, his work has captured the attention of major media, including The Associated Press, the BBC, CNN, Fortune, the New York Times, the Today show, Time magazine, USA Today, and United Press International.
More than forty-eight million copies of Spencer Johnson's books are in print worldwide in forty-seven languages.