Who Moved My Cheese?
(Credit where due: MarkTAW mentioned this book in the "Procrastination = not always bad" thread.)
Brent P. Newhall
It's nothing compared to my new book
I have a theory on these things.
That was one of the most stupid books I have ever read. I borrowed it from a mate who said how great it was. It was a fable that deserved three paragraphs. I mean really, sometimes we have to be flexible. Thank you for your great wisdom.
It's most useful as a catchphrase: "well, my situation changed dramatically and I got screwed, so I better adapt or die".
> a staged Q&A at the end
You know what, I think I might have gotten to that point and just blocked it out of my memory.
"Who Moved My Soap? The CEO's Guide to Surviving in Prison," by Andy Borowitz, is probably a better read.
That CEOs spend time at the office or on the airplane reading this kind of pandering drivel, claim to have learned something in the process, and expect others to do the same makes them look like incompetent, idiotic suckers.
Steven E. Harris
These are the kind of books - people from upper management will pass on to people and create a big hoopla about it - and these people bill $ 300 an hour.... sheesh....
I've generally associated that book with clueless managers.
OK, so what is a good motivational book?
That probably dependson what motivates you.
There was a mildly amusing cartoon in which a flustered boss asked his secretary where his "Who Moved My Cheese" book was.
See, now that's motivational.
I recommend "The Iliad" by Homer. It's wierd how much those ancient Greeks knew about our modern corporations.
-er I mean 'weird'.
weird is wierd that way. I before E except after C and in the werd Wierd, err Weird.
I recently read 'Jonathon Livingston Seagull' I put it in the same camp as 'Cheese' . A statement of the bleeding obvious.
And Jonathan i one of the best selling books of all time.
My wife's previous employer gave everyone a "Who Moved My Cheese" course and made them all read the book. Then, whenever the bosses made a random, arbitrary, pointless, or even downright stupid change to their systems, they just answered all criticism with "you're just upset because someone moved your cheese."
They're lab rats. The scientists keep moving the cheese. Well, at least I know they're in some sort of lab maze.
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