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The number one international best seller!

A timeless business classic, Who Moved My Cheese? uses a simple parable to reveal profound truths about dealing with change so that you can enjoy less stress and more success in your work and in your life.

It would be all so easy if you had a map to the Maze.
If the same old routines worked.
If they'd just stop moving "The Cheese."
But things keep changing...

Most people are fearful of change, both personal and professional, because they don't have any control over how or when it happens to them. Since change happens either to the individual or by the individual, Dr. Spencer Johnson, the co-author of the multimillion best seller The One Minute Manager, uses a deceptively simple story to show that when it comes to living in a rapidly changing world, what matters most is your attitude. 

Exploring a simple way to take the fear and anxiety out of managing the future, Who Moved My Cheese? can help you discover how to anticipate, acknowledge, and accept change in order to have a positive impact on your job, your relationships, and every aspect of your life.

©2017 Spencer Johnson (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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Simple but Life Changing Book

I came across this book by accident at a time when I was "searching" for more -- the title initially made me laugh, I read some good reviews online, it's only a one-hour listen so I borrowed the book from my library audio-app. It literally opened my eyes to what I should already have known. A couple weeks later I listened to it again through my library app and then listened to Spenser Johnon's Out of the Maze (part II of this book). A year later, I have now added it to my Audible collection and listened to it again last night - each time, it brings me to a new realization. This book is one Audible credit you will not regret!

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Excellent! Must read

This book has seriously changed my life and my perspective of the world. For so long I was complacent and unwilling to accept change, but this book has really broadened my horizons on how to really move on from the past and attain whatever goal you seek. Highly recommend !

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Amazingly Brilliant!!

Very profound life lessons from a simple story. Thoroughly enjoyed the interview at the end with Dr Spencer.

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Nice Read

The book is very interactive, simple, and clear! Listened twice in a week. And I still love it.

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Profound life lessons that helps me adjust my mind

Profound life lessons that helps me adjust my mind to the unavoidable reality that only Change is constant in life. Born grow get old and die. The only thing constant here is change. So I have learnt to enbrace change because it provides opportunities to be better accomplish more. God made everything to change. Seasons of the year. Each day is new. So why not change. I known it is not easy to change but we can seek to make the most of the change. When we do then we see it as reinvigorating.

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Puts Things Into Perspective!

Love listening to this book. Everytime I feel out of focus or down in regards to what life throws at me, I remember this story. It really reminds the only direction I can go from down, is up.

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One of the most powerful book on change management

One of the most powerful book on change management. highly recommended for individuals and teams struggling with change management.

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Obvious, but interesting enough.

I like the metaphor. It helps to see yourself from a different angle. The book is a bit repetitive, but quite entertaining. If I had to go through a major change, I'd re-read it.

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Self-Aggrandizing Garbage

The tape starts out with the author talking about how he is god's gift to humanity. It then goes on to present an embarrassingly obvious metaphor that provides zero insight. I have no clue how anyone draws inspiration from this book. It is not clever, it is not entertaining, it is not accessible. Save yourself an hour and listen to your friends. You'll be much better advice without the pompous drivel.

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  • H.J.Feltz
  • 2019-03-07

Good book, but is it really that unique?

Been wanting to read this book for years. Now that it is finished, I'm a little let down. Embrace change! Yup... completely agree. Looking for more insight. Like I said, this is a good book.But if you have already accepted change as a part of life, this may not offer much substance past that notion.

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  • Ola Roenning
  • 2019-02-24

A great story short story.. and some filler

How moved my cheese (the short story) is both charming and insightful. The story is about 20 minutes. The rest of audiobook is poorly written and executed.. truly ruins what could be a great audiobook.

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  • Dee
  • 2018-09-18

loved it!

Everyone needs to read this book. for me it couldn't have came at a better time, although I wished I read it much sooner in life. This book provides much needed advise to alter your thinking for the betterment of yourself, family, and/or company.

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  • ShellyLove
  • 2020-11-14

Amazing Book!

This is my first time hearing the story - but I’ve heard about this book for years. The insight I received is incredible. I just wish I heard or read this story 5 years ago. Thank you!

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  • Scott Landes
  • 2019-02-02

Entry Level Message

All of the messages in this book should be self evident to anyone who has experience existing.

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  • Desmond R. Pryce
  • 2018-08-30

Great read. 👍👍

I needed this message. Great read. Definitely a must read. A story for life and change.

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  • Honeybee
  • 2021-01-17

Humanistic claptrap

I was assigned to read this book, but wasn’t excited because I knew it wasn’t Christian. I am really glad I chose to listen to it, rather than read it, because, as expected, it was a huge waste of time. At least by listening, I was able to get something else done. And the recording of this audio book was well done and held my attention. This book consists of the story frame of a fellow talking to his friends about their lives and then telling them a story he says helped him a lot. He told them the story was short; that was a lie! The second section is the story itself—an allegory of change, using cheese to represent what makes us happy and a maze to illustrate our search for “cheese.” Each character represents a different way people deal with change as our source of happiness is taken away by circumstances in our lives. The problem with the author’s allegory of the four characters in the maze was that it left out an important element. Believers in Christ have a personal relationship with the Maze Master. We don’t have to waste time and energy wandering around trying to figure out where to find the “cheese.” We can ask. We don’t need to visualize ourselves finding and enjoying new cheese. We can be instructed by God’s word and inspired by His Spirit, so we have a better idea of what we’re looking for and how to find it. And fear is overcome by learning to trust the One who keeps moving the cheese for our own growth and development. A better way of preparing folks to adapt to change is to read the Bible. Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and don’t lean on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” Reading the examples of men of faith, like Jacob, Joseph, Daniel and the Apostle Paul is a great choice, too. So, if you want to listen to a humanistic way to navigate change by relying on your own limited knowledge and experience, then you will probably enjoy this book. But if you prefer to find a more effective way of adapting to what goes on around you, it’s better to develop a relationship with the One who controls the changes and can help you adapt in a way that He knows will be best and most effective for all the people touched by your decisions.

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  • 2021-01-10

Eye-opener and a kick in the butt

This book puts a lot of things into perspective. You not only resonate with a character in this book, you possibly could resonate with more depending on where you are in life when reading/listening to this book. It was an eye-opener for me because I saw myself in one character in particular but as I continue to listen, that kick in the butt became more known because I had became comfortable and my fear was my protection. Didn’t want nor did I expect change to happen and when it did I first got mad and questioned everything and everyone but now I laugh and learning to embrace change.

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  • mama Sowell
  • 2021-01-10

Observations are needed more than ever today.

Excellent breakdown of human behavior! We must start observing and adapting to situations to evolve.

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  • sharmine jennings
  • 2021-01-09

Life Lessons

I loved it , this is a Life lesson that we have to remember to go back to and check in with ourself to see what character are we playing in life when it comes to business and our personal life. I will be checking in with my self more often this was a great read.