Sunday, September 6, 2015

Book Review: Who Moved My Cheese?

Who Moved My Cheese?Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It probably isn't all that helpful to write a review of a book read a decade ago, but I am committed to providing a full slate of reviews of books I share with others... so here goes. 

This one was an instant classic that touched a lot of people.  It went to the top of the charts and was passed from cubicle to cubicle all over the world.  Those who wish to promote change read it on behalf of others they know and consider change resistant.  I can't test this theory without a crystal ball, but I would bet only a small percentage of people who read this little fable saw themselves in it, and made adjustments in their own lives.  I hope I'm wrong.

Some very excellent material on change management has come out in the 15 years since this was published, much of it by John Kotter and his colleagues (Our Iceberg is Melting, Leading Change, etc.) Those with a serious interest in helping to move their organizations forward will do well to settle in with one of those. Get a quick overview of four of my favorite fable-style books by clicking here for a free download.

This one still makes a great stocking-stuffer though. Share it with the Hemmers and Hawers in your life. Just don't be surprised if they give it back to you!

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