Who moved my cheese?

I have been resisting reading this book since it was published. One of my colleagues recently forced me to read it. It took me all of 20 minutes to read it – it is a very small book.

Spencer Johnson has masterfully handled the subject of dealing with change using an allegorical story of 2 mice  (Sniff and Scurry) and 2 humanoid little people (Hem and Haw). Writing on this topic would have forced any author to get into lecturing the reader and would have lost them without conveying the message. Since Spencer Johnson has chosen the story form he has avoided this problem and has managed to convey the message very well. As you read the story, you can easily identify yourself with the number of times you have been Hem and why should have been more like Haw.

Who moved my cheese is a must-read book for everyone, especially those in management.




  1. Anonymous said February 26, 2006, 8:07 pm:

    There is actually a video version of the book that I watched before reading the book. I read this book during my flight back from India recently. It certainly is a good and quick read and I believe anyone can benefit from the wisdom of the book.

    And yes – I wish I was always like sniff and scurry, but during those times when I hemmed (either professionally or personally), I wish I was like atleast like haw!!


  2. Anonymous said February 28, 2006, 2:31 am:

    Thanks Ganesh. IMHO its much harder to be sniff and scurry.