In the 50th chapter of his Essays, the celebrated English Lord Chancellor and philosopher, Francis Bacon (1561 – 1621), wrote: Some books are to be tested, others are to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. Right now, I’m very sure of one of the few books to be chewed and digested: Who moved my Cheese? – By Dr. Spencer Johnson. I believe you’ve done Tuesdays with Morrie (by Mitch Albom) already, because it’s one hell of a must-read. Those who have read it are saying beautiful things about it already… Suffice it to say that Who moved my Cheese? is at par with Tuesdays with Morrie; Albom and Johnson killed it!
Yes, Who moved my Cheese? is quite a book; as interesting as it very name. It is a simple but profoundly awesome story. Borrowing from Apple’s Steve Jobs, it’s insanely great. And I immediately wish to thank Obinna Udeh for lending me his copy – & I already returned it.
Don’t panic about size. It is even way smaller than Tuesdays and can be read all up in an hour, less or just a little more.
About content, Dr. Johnson simply told a simple but amazing story, a story better read yourself than having me narrate it here. This story elegantly captured the No. 1 thing at the very heart of life and social dynamics: CHANGE. And the real thriller in Who moved my Cheese? is that its only four characters – Sniff, Scurry, Hem and Haw – represent, in one way or the other, especially with respect to response to change, each and every one of the more than 7 billion human beings on the planet.
As it were, Who moved my Cheese? is the case of a book really mirroring and convicting and/or commending the reader while he/she reads. In fact, you’ve not truly read this book until you’ve found yourself in one of the characters.
amazon.com is always a great place to find books; check Who moved my Cheese? there. If you can’t afford amazon.com, then do a free Google PDF download – it’s there; I checked. If both don’t apply to you, then inbox me: firstname.lastname@example.org – I’d gladly help, because helping you reach your peak is my business.