Who Moved My Cheese? Book Review by Peter Pen

Who Moved My Cheese?
This paper reviews the self-help book "Who Moved My Cheese?" by Spencer Johnson that encourages acceptance of change.
# 92289 | 1,463 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2007
Published on Feb 18, 2007 in Sociology (Theory) , Psychology (Motivation Studies) , Literature (General)

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The paper outlines the background of Spencer Johnson, the internationally best selling author of "Who Moved My Cheese?" The paper explains that the metaphors in the story of mice, cheese and a maze teach how one can either be flexible and willing to change or rigid and closed to change. The paper discusses the book's moral of continuously improving and never settling for the status quo, because once one gets behind, it is difficult to catch up. The paper discusses the "Who Moved My Cheese?" training program established by Spencer that has helped individuals to develop change skills that can make a difference in their work and most importantly, their lives.

About the Author
An Interpretation
My Opinion

From the Paper:

"The story revolves around four characters, two mice, Sniff and Scurry, and two Littlepeople, Hem and Haw. The mice represent the part of us that is simple and instinctive and the Littlepeople represent the complex part of us. The story makes reference to two more
metaphors, "Cheese" and "The Maze". The book's definition of "Cheese" is "what we want to have in life" (Johnson, pp 14). The "Cheese" is what we think will make us happy and when it is taken away; different people deal with change in different ways. "The Maze" is defined as "where you spend time looking for what you want" (Johnson, pp 14). The four characters in this story represent the four typical reactions of humans when subjected and faced with change."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Johnson M.D., S. Who Moved My Cheese? 1998. NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • Pineda, J (2003, December 22). Annual checkup. Washington Business Journal. Retrieved November 12, 2006 from http://bizjournals.com/washington/stories/2003/12/22/smallb3.html
  • Who Moved My Cheese? Retrieved November 12, 2006 from http://www.whomovedmycheese.com

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