Who Moved My Cheese?


“Who Moved My Cheese?” is a bestselling self-help book by Spencer Johnson that uses a parable to convey its message. The story follows four characters in a maze who discover that their cheese, representing success and happiness, has been moved. It explores their different reactions to change and encourages readers to embrace change, adapt quickly, and seek new opportunities for success and happiness.


“Who Moved My Cheese?” is a popular self-help book written by Spencer Johnson. It was first published in 1998 and has since become a bestseller. The book is written in the form of a parable and uses fictional characters to convey its message.

The story revolves around four characters: Sniff, Scurry, Hem, and Haw. These characters represent different approaches to change and deal with challenges. The setting of the story is a maze, where the characters are in search of cheese, which symbolizes success and happiness in life.

At the beginning of the story, the characters find a large supply of cheese in a particular spot within the maze, and they become accustomed to the routine of going there every day to enjoy it. However, one day, they discover that the cheese has been moved to a different location. The characters react differently to this change.

Sniff and Scurry, who are depicted as simple-minded mice, quickly adapt to the change and immediately set out to find new cheese elsewhere in the maze. On the other hand, Hem and Haw, the two littlepeople characters, resist the change and cling to the hope that the cheese will return to its original spot.

As the story unfolds, Hem and Haw gradually realize that their resistance to change is holding them back from finding new opportunities and experiencing happiness. Haw, in particular, learns to overcome his fear and ventures into the maze in search of new cheese. He embraces change, adapts to new circumstances, and adopts a positive mindset.

The book emphasizes the importance of embracing change, letting go of fear, and being proactive in pursuing new opportunities. It encourages readers to be open to change, anticipate it, and adapt quickly when it occurs. The message is applicable to various aspects of life, including personal relationships, career choices, and dealing with unexpected challenges.

“Who Moved My Cheese?” has gained popularity for its simplicity and relatability, providing readers with valuable insights on how to navigate change and find success and happiness in an ever-changing world.

Product details

Listening Length 1 hour and 39 minutes
Author Spencer JohnsonKenneth Blanchard
Narrator Tony RobertsKaren Ziemba
Whispersync for Voice Ready
Audible.com Release Date July 24, 2018
Publisher Penguin Audio
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
Best Sellers Rank #861 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#2 in Human Resources & Personnel Management (Books)
#5 in Workplace Culture (Audible Books & Originals)
#6 in Workplace Culture (Books)


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