Who Moved My Cheese book report
Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life, is one of the most motivational books that have been written is a fashion of business fable or parable. This book was published in the year 1998 and has been very intricately authored by Spencer Johnson who is also the writer of The One Minute Manager. As the title implies, this book explains the changes that inevitably take place in the life and work of people. Apart from the changes, four characteristic reactions to the aforementioned changes have also been described pertaining to two "little people" and two mice, while all four of them search for their cheese.
As mentioned earlier, the amusing story revolves around four characters who reside in a maze. Sniff, Scurry, Haw and Hem are the names of these characters. All four of them are living in peace because they have a big chunk of cheese. However, they feel devastated when one morning they wake up to find the cheese finished, even though they did notice it getting smaller with every passing day.
Analysts have claimed that this book has the potential to motivate people and can change their perspective towards life in a positive way. The author has tried to teach people that some changes are meant to happen in the life of the person; however, these changes need to be dealt with a clear and positive mind. This book has often been distributed among employees by their managers because of the valuable and enlightening lessons of life that are contained in the text. It is noteworthy here that the lessons contained in this book can change the life of rich, poor, old or young. However, this book has also managed to attract some criticism for the same reason as some employees considered it to be humiliating for them when their managers suggested this book to them.
Ever since its release, Who Moved My Cheese? has been a business bestseller of the New York Times. It made the record of staying on the bestseller list for about five years and stayed on the hardcover non-fiction list of Publishers Weekly for more than 200 weeks. There are more than 26 million copies of this book that have been sold throughout the world and that too in 37 languages.