Friday, February 13, 2015

Moving My Own Cheese: On the Finite Nature of Life and the Perpetuity of Change

The book Who Moved My Cheese?, by Spencer Johnson and Kenneth Blanchard, is a story within a story, teaching some readers about change and adaptation in work and everyday life. It portrays the concepts simply, using mice, cheese, and remarkably tiny people in a maze. As with any story, the book have an impact on some readers, but I found the juvenile presentation, redundant prose, and rampant clich├ęs to be off putting. It served little more purpose than to remind me how chaotic my life has been.