Who moved my Cheese?


The book is a bestselling motivational business fable on managing change in our daily lives. The book is about four imaginary characters-two mice, Sniff and Scurry and two little people, Hem and Haw. The character of mice and little people represents the simple and complex part of us respectively in dealing with change. Cheese in the book is a metaphor for all the things we pursue in life, i.e., job, relationship, money, health or piece of mind. The moving of cheese signifies to change.

Change is inevitable and a person’s ability to adapt to change determines their level of success. It is also important to anticipate and monitor change so that it does not come as a surprise. We should be flexible and move quickly without over analyzing the things. Further, noticing small changes early helps to adapt to the bigger changes that are to come.

Lastly, this book is recommended to those who are in competitive work environments. It was published on September 8, 1998 and has sold more than 26 million copies worldwide in 37 languages.

Reviewed by on July 13th, 2018