As such this book was no great revelation to me. Below is a short synopsis of the fable: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America as an attempt by organizational management to make employees quickly and unconditionally assimilate management ideals, even if they may prove detrimental to them professionally.
The Fable of Change is a fable that teaches an amazing way to deal with change in your personal and professional life. Inthe company was reorganized as Spencer Johnson Partners with the idea of bringing in partners and additional content from Dr. Savor inspects Cheese Station N daily and explores different parts of the maze regularly to prevent any complacency from setting in.
Finding the largest wall in Cheese Station N, he writes: Johnson received a B. Hoping that things were the same as the past. It is not only easy to picture them, but it is very easy to remember the story line, rethink and map the metaphors on situations in your personal or work-life.
NBC-TV Olympic broadcaster Charlie Jones heard the story and it helped him overcome his anger about being transferred from his usual Track and Field assignment to Swimming and Diving, where he had little experience.
Very quick read as I finished it in one day, but its key nuggets definitely pack a powerful punch. Sniff, Scurry, Hem or Haw. One morning they discovered there was no more cheese. He knocks the idea again.
Haw went back to the cheeseless station to offer Hem some bits of Cheese he had picked up along the way. The attitude of obedience and resistance to change is brought by many in their professional and personal journey in life.
With knowledge learned along the way, Haw heads back into the maze. Sales fell badly, and her job security became threatened. He found a cheese station but it was empty. Then when change happens, we stress out, react, complain and be beaten up. After eating, Haw reflects on his experience.
When change happens in our lives, we get angry, we blame others, we lose hope and resist change. The discussion extract in the back of the book also explains the messages nicely with real life examples just in case all the cheese analogies get a bit much for you.
The Characters What makes the book work so well is looking at the approach the four characters take when a significant life change occurs. Anticipate change Enjoy change Be ready to change quickly, again and again The four characters are intended to represent the simple and complex parts of ourselves, regardless of our age, gender, race or nationality.
Haw eventually moves beyond his emotions and uses his intellect to successfully face and overcome the sudden change. Haw soon found New Cheese at Station N, and met up with his old friends Sniff and Scurry who looked like they had been there for quite some time because they had grown fat.
Hem and Haw arrived later, and having taken their Cheese for granted, they were surprised to find there was no more cheese. Either because we are afraid to lose the comfort of what we currently have or the fear of the unknown.
Initially without cheese, each group, the mice and humans, paired off and traveled the lengthy corridors searching for cheese. Such comfort creates lax and negligence in our character that make us forget that life is constantly changing.
Leaving Cheese Station C behind, they begin their hunt for new cheese together.Summary and reviews of Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson, plus links to a book excerpt from Who Moved My Cheese and author biography of Spencer Johnson. This is my book summary of Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson.
My notes are informal and often contain quotes from the book as well as my own thoughts. This summary also includes key lessons and important passages from the book.
Book Review and Analysis The authors of the story have mentioned that the cheese in the book represents anything a human strives for. It could be money, fame, reputation, happiness, success, achievements, or anything else.
His eleven international bestselling books include the #1 titles Who Moved My Cheese?® An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change, the most widely read book on change, and The One Minute Manager®, the world’s most popular management method for over two decades, coauthored with Kenneth Blanchard/5(K).
BOOK REVIEW Stephen Johnson is an author well known for Value Tales, a series of children’s books and his motivational book “Who Moved my Cheese?” He worked as a speaker as well as a management consultant along with writing books.
Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life, published on September 8,is a motivational business fable. The text describes change in one's work and life, and four typical reactions to those changes by two mice .Download