If you were a mouse trapped in a maze and someone kept moving the cheese, what would you do? Over a decade ago the bestselling business fable Who. 11 Aug This book is a very interesting read indeed. In some ways it is a sequel to the book ‘Who moved my cheese?’ by Spencer Johnson (which we. 6 Sep In his new business fable, “I Moved Your Cheese,” Professor Deepak Malhotra challenges the idea that change is simply something we must.

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The most important question to ask, is always “Why? Jan 13, Mark rated it really liked it Shelves: Not surprisingly, however, I’ve been asked whether malnotra was crafted as a rebuttal to Who Moved My Cheese? What happens after they find the first cheese station? But rejecting deeply ingrained beliefs is not easy. Similar to Spencer Johnson, Deepak too uses mice to drive home his point. My socks remain on.

These characters understand that change happens for reasons, can in cases be controlled and sometimes is even irrelevant to happiness. In challenging the common maze analogy, one cyeese in your book says to another, “The problem is not that the mouse is in the maze, but that the maze is in the mouse. Well,we never thought of all these dimensions to this problem, did we? Looking for More Great Reads?

Warren 14 McGee, Henry W. I Moved Your Cheese is about understanding who, what, why, and then responding to the change.

The book is designed not only to inspire individuals who work in organizations to think and do things differently, but also to motivate structured discussions regarding how a team, division, or organization might challenge long-standing assumptions, see the old in new ways, and chart a new path for success.

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But success in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity, leadership, and business growth—as well as personal growth—depends on the ability to push the boundaries, reshape the environment, and play by a different set of rules: I felt like it was too simplified and to some extent I am horrified that it makes so many people out there sound like they are corporate zombies.

To travel the maze is a journey and the journey itself must be fulfilling, not just the end goal.

Max refuses to accept that change happens without reason and so develops a sense of greater deepzk What if the cheese is being moved by some one who controls the maze? Although it would probably feel patronizing, I couldn’t help but want more about how to apply this in the real world.

Cheese Moving: Effecting Change Rather Than Accepting It

All of which do not contribute to the finding of new cheese. Open Preview See a Problem? And if you’re unsure whether you fit any such description, just read the book—it’s short! After all, achieving extraordinary success, personal or professional, has always depended on the ability to challenge assumptions, reshape the environment, and play by a different set of rules— our cheede.

Review of I Moved Your Cheese () — Foreword Reviews

However, they do not blindly accept change. Arbyreed, Don Sutherland, Published September 6th by Berrett-Koehler Publishers first published In a world where most mice dutifully accept their circumstances, ask no questions, and keep chasing the cheese, Deepak Malhotra tells an inspiring story about three unique and adventurous mice—Max, Big, and Zed—who refuse to accept their reality as given. May 30, Hugo Picado rated it did not like it.


For those who are having a hard time dealing with big or even small changes in life, WMMC is a compelling read. Even when adaptation appears to be the only viable option, we should do more than blindly accept—and eagerly adapt to—change. Jun 23, Kickstand rated it really liked it Shelves: I felt like it was too simplified and to some extent I am horrified that it makes so many people out there sound like they are I think the message Mr.

Jul 01, hOMI Ahmed rated it it was ok. This is what makes it a must read. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Who Moved My Cheese?

Pink, author of Drive and To Sell is Human. As we watch their lives unfold and intersect, we discover that instead of just blindly chasing after the cheese, each of us has the ability to escape the maze or even reconfigure it to our liking.

I Moved Your Cheese: For Those Who Refuse to Live as Mice in Someone Else’s Maze

The messages of empowerment and taking control of your destiny ring loud and clear for the new generation of authentic leaders. View table of contents. To me it depends on how one interprets what the maze represents.