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Who Moved My Cheese?: The 10th Anniversary Edition | [Spencer Johnson]

Who Moved My Cheese?: The 10th Anniversary Edition

The simple story of Who Moved My Cheese? reveals profound truths about change that give people and organizations a quick and easy way to succeed in changing times. Who Moved My Cheese? is an enlightening story of four characters who live in a "Maze" and look for "Cheese" to nourish them and make them happy. Two are mice named Sniff and Scurry, and two are mouse-size people named Hem and Haw.
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Publisher's Summary

Few books remain on best seller lists 10 years after publication, but few books have the timeless, universal message of Who Moved My Cheese?. The tenth anniversary of this incredible #1 best seller will both remind listeners familiar with the story and reveal to a whole new generation the unique power of this deceptively simple fable, and comes with exclusive audio material, direct from Spencer Johnson himself, that can enhance the listener's experience and appreciation of this life-changing one-of-a-kind tale.

The simple story of Who Moved My Cheese? reveals profound truths about change that give people and organizations a quick and easy way to succeed in changing times. Who Moved My Cheese? is an enlightening story of four characters who live in a "Maze" and look for "Cheese" to nourish them and make them happy. Two are mice named Sniff and Scurry, and two are mouse-size people named Hem and Haw.

"Cheese" is a metaphor for what people want to have in life - whether it is a good job, a loving relationship, money, a possession, health, or spiritual peace of mind. And "The Maze" is where people look for what they want - the organization they work for, or the family or community they live in. In the story, the characters are faced with unexpected change. Eventually, one of them deals with change successfully, and writes what he has learned from his experience on the maze walls. When listeners come to see "The Handwriting on the Wall" they can discover for themselves how to deal with change and enjoy more success and less stress in their work and lives.

In the exclusive interview conducted with S&S Audio for this anniversary edition, Johnson speaks candidly on a variety of Cheese-related topics, including:

  • the origins of Who Moved My Cheese?
  • its incredible impact to a variety of readers and listeners
  • the secret of its uniquely broad appeal and unending timeliness of its message
  • insights into how to make the most ...

    ©1998 Spencer Johnson, M.D.; (P)1998 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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      Alberto brooklyn, NY, United States 12-18-09
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      "Very practical"

      This book is very helpful to those who wish to have a fundamental lesson in life portrayed. You will be able to see the contrast between acting proactively and reactively while in search of something we all desire: happyness. Some of lifes lessons can never be learnt too thoroughly, and therefore can never be said too often. I see in this book the application of many tools that can lead one to happyness and also into despair. try to examine your behaviors and see which character from the story you reflect.

      9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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      Laura Collinsville, VA, United States 12-25-10
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      "Probably better to just read it"

      You could read it from cover to cover in half an hour or less while sitting in your local bookstore or library. It's a great little story, but it might not be worth spending a credit on.

      7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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      Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

      Yes - I thought it had a good message, and it was a pleasant listen.


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      Scott 08-05-14 Member Since 2013
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      What did you love best about Who Moved My Cheese??

      It's a really good story with a lot to be learned and applied to ones life


      Who was your favorite character and why?

      Haw - took him a while to get where he needed, but eventually becomes the person we all want to be. I think most people will see a lot of themselves in this character.


      Did Tony Roberts and Karen Ziemba do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

      yes


      If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

      Learn to laugh at yourself!


      Any additional comments?

      Everyone should read or listen to this book. It is a quick and easy read. I finished it in a single day, and am now trying to get the rest of my family to listen to it too!

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      kai moore SAN ANSELMO, CA, US 05-08-14
      kai moore SAN ANSELMO, CA, US 05-08-14 Member Since 2014
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      What made the experience of listening to Who Moved My Cheese? the most enjoyable?

      I loved the reader's storytelling voice. I was drawn into the story with the sample, purchased and listened to the book right away. It was short and sweet. The message was clear.


      What was one of the most memorable moments of Who Moved My Cheese??

      I don't have one memorable moment. These concepts are all concepts that I have thought about. It is just really nice to have them all together and have a different way of sharing what we all need to know. Change is going to happen. How, not whether, you manage change is important.


      What about Tony Roberts and Karen Ziemba ’s performance did you like?

      There was great energy is how they narrated. Especially with the story portion of the book. They gave life to the characters.


      What insight do you think you’ll apply from Who Moved My Cheese??

      There is quite a bit of insight to take away and apply in both my personal and professional lives. I immediately typed up the messages that were written on the walls and posted at my desk. I plan to pass it along to the person that recommended the book to me.


      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      Saeed Dubai 02-16-14
      Saeed Dubai 02-16-14
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      "Simple Story but Powerful"
      What did you love best about Who Moved My Cheese??

      What would I do if I werent afraid


      What about Tony Roberts and Karen Ziemba ’s performance did you like?

      Although English being my second language. I had no issues with Tony & Karen performance. Both of them were crystal clear.


      What did you learn from Who Moved My Cheese? that you would use in your daily life?

      Ive been working as Aircraft Engineer for 15 years. Its been one hell of a ride for me working on different kind of aircrafts. Till today I take pride maintaining these beautiful flying machines. I thank God that I have made the right career choice after my high school, and I didnt look back. However, Ive been thinking lately to change my career and start a new one as "Airport Service Manager". I started to grow interest in customer service delivery and managing people in the airport. This is a major change for me but my reason for this change is because I'am currently too comfortable what I do and Am not facing challenges any more in my current role. For the past few months been really boring for me.As my company advertised the "Airport Service Manager" position. I was reluctent and afraid to apply for this job till I listened to Who Moved My Cheese? (My good friend recommended this book after we had a chat about how I am struggling at work) I loved it so much that i listened to it twice and I sat for hours reflecting on my personal and professional life. This book motivated me so much that I got up and worked on my CV straight away. If you ask me am still afraid. But I decided to go ahead and apply for this job because the thought of me being in that role makes me happy. If I dont get the job I will improve myself in any way possible so that the management consider my application again in case I fail the first time.


      Any additional comments?

      Its OK to be afraid. Feel the fear and move on. Embrace the CHANGE. And remember, believe in yourself and keep your spirit up. BE HAPPY!!!

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      Nickiesha Newark, NJ, United States 06-09-13
      Nickiesha Newark, NJ, United States 06-09-13 Member Since 2013
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      "Excellent book and the narrator was beautiful."
      Would you consider the audio edition of Who Moved My Cheese? to be better than the print version?

      definitely


      Who was your favorite character and why?

      Haw. Because I can relate to what he went through. The hesitation to change even though he desired to


      Which character – as performed by Tony Roberts and Karen Ziemba – was your favorite?

      Nathan I guess, didn't pay much attention to those characters


      What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

      To sniff out change, be ready for it and adapt quickly


      Any additional comments?

      Everyone should get this book

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      Darnell Calumet Park, IL, United States 03-12-13
      Darnell Calumet Park, IL, United States 03-12-13
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      Where does Who Moved My Cheese? rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

      Note this is my first audiobook ever, and after listening to Who Moved My Cheese I will be ordering more audiobooks. Great to listen to while on the treadmill or in the car on the way to work.


      What did you learn from Who Moved My Cheese? that you would use in your daily life?

      To always be ready for change, let go of those fears and move on.


      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      Diana Tlalnepantla, Mexico 03-11-13
      Diana Tlalnepantla, Mexico 03-11-13 Member Since 2010
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      "Loved this audiobook"
      Would you listen to Who Moved My Cheese? again? Why?

      I've already listened it more than once. Your situation changes all the time and those lessons are applicable to different situations since cheese means different things.


      What about Tony Roberts and Karen Ziemba ’s performance did you like?

      Loved the performance, they made me smile many times while listening them


      Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

      It made me think a lot on how I react to the changes I don't like. It is very helpful


      Any additional comments?

      Everybody should read or hear this book

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      jarcelyn Woodbridge, VA, United States 03-06-13
      jarcelyn Woodbridge, VA, United States 03-06-13 Member Since 2012
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      Would you listen to Who Moved My Cheese? again? Why?

      I have read this book several times, over years and it never losses its appeal. The message is timeless and in our current social order and state, it is encouraging. For me, it helps to bring a sense of stability; how ironic that may sound considering the topic is "change". The stability is in accepting that life is change and surrendering to change requires staying alert and vigilant, non-resistent to change. In the words of the author, "to sniff and scurry!" I recommend the book to everyone.


      What was one of the most memorable moments of Who Moved My Cheese??

      I think the most memorable moment was the point when HAW laughed at himself as he realized that he had let fear rule his judgement and kept him immoble and "lifeless". As he took the steps to change; he acknowleged his fearful thoughts, but did not let them keep him from moving. Also, it is amazing the way the book discusses the emotion and feelings that HAW experiences as he moves forward, from apprehensive to disppointed to hopeful to exhilirated.


      What does Tony Roberts and Karen Ziemba bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

      Tony and Karen help to bring the story off the pages and into the real world experiences. Good addition.


      Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

      I have listened to it in one sitting on several occassions. it is easy to listen to.


      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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