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Who moved my Cheese?
By Spencer Johnson, M.D.
– An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and In Your Life

Please find below an excerpt from a best-selling management book for some insightful reading.

Long ago, there lived four little characters that ran through a Maze looking for Cheese to sustain them and make them fulfilled.

• Two were mice named Sniff and Scurry; and
• Two were little people, whose names were Hem and Haw.

They all had something in common; every morning, they all put on their jogging suits and running shoes, left their little homes and raced out into the maze looking for their favorite Cheese. One day, Sniff, Scurry, Hem and Haw discovered what they were looking for - they all found their own kind of Cheese one day in Cheese Station C.

Sniff and Scurry (the mice) created a daily routine of waking up early every day and racing through the Maze, along the same path. Initially, Hem and Haw also raced towards Cheese Station C every morning. But after a while, they got more comfortable and awoke each day a little later, prepared a little slower, and walked slowly to Cheese Station C.

One day, Sniff and Scurry arrive at Cheese Station C to find no cheese left, but they were not surprised. They had previously noticed that the cheese supply was dwindling, and they were already aware that they would have to embark on finding a new cheese source. Leaving Cheese Station C together, they began their quest for new cheese. Sniff would sniff for new cheese, whilst Scurry would scurry ahead to find the new source. Later that day, Hem and Haw arrive at Cheese Station C only to find the same thing, no cheese. Angered and annoyed, Hem demands, "Who moved my cheese?" The humans had relied on the constant supply of cheese, and so were unprepared for this dramatic turn of events. After they realized that the cheese was indeed gone,…...

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