From The Book-Shelf


The Book Who moved my cheese ? shows an amazing way to deal with change in one's work and life. It is an amusing and enlightening story of four characters who line in a `Maze' and look for `Cheese' to nourish them and make them happy.

"Cheese" is a metaphor for what you want to have in life whether it is a good job, a loving relationship, money, a possession, health, or spiritual peace of mind. And "The Maze" is where you look for what you want - the organisation you work in, or the family or community you live in. The characters are faced with unexpected change. Eventually, one of them deals with it successfully, and writes what he has learned from his experience on the maze walls.

There are three sections in the book. In the first section, ****A gathering, former classmates talk at class reunion about trying to deal with the changes happening in their lives. The second section is the ****The Story of Who Moved my Cheese ? - the core of the book. The book takes simple principles and uses them through four characters to convey its message. It is easy to relate to each character and choose the one which describes you best and thus serves as one's own private therapist. As you read, you continue to ask yourself questions and receive answers at the same time. In the third section, ****A discussion, people discuss what The Story meant to them and how they might apply what they'd learnt to their own situation.

Change is the only constant parameter in today's scenario. The challenge of changing technology, innovations, mergers and amalgamations - all demand that companies and individuals strive hard to not only survive but to forge ahead by being competitive. Here the simple story of Who Moved My Cheese ? is an unthreatening and invaluable source of comfort and advice and helps everyone to adapt to change.