"Cheese" Is King!

According to Time magazine, the popular business parable Who Moved My Cheese is the number one best-selling business book of all time, 22 million copies in the ten years since its publication. It is ahead of both Jim Collins' Good to Great and Tom Peters' In Search of Excellence.

I first encountered it in 1998 when Teleport was being acquired by AT&T. Since then, many a change management initiative has included the distribution, study, and discussion of this little book in the organizations affected by transition to change.

Who Moved My Cheese is now the leading example of a genre of business and management books that started with the prolific Ken Blanchard's legendary The One Minute Manager, co-written with Dr. Spencer Johnson, published in 1982. Other popular examples include The Fred Factor, The Dream Manager, Our Iceberg is Melting, Zapp! and FISH!

Congratulations to Dr. Spencer Johnson who authored "Cheese," a brief yet memorable tale of mice who are unexpectedly forced to find a new supply of cheese.

Note to all those who lost their jobs in November and all other job hunters: Read this little book. It couldn't hurt. And it might help.

Posted by Terrence Seamon, December 6, 2008

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