I Moved Your Cheese: For Those Who Refuse to Live as Mice in Someone Else's Maze

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Sep 6, 2011 - Business & Economics - 120 pages
If you were a mouse trapped in a maze and someone kept moving the cheese, what would you do? In a world where most mice dutifully accept their circumstances, ask no questions, and keep chasing the cheese, Deepak Malhotra tells an inspiring story about three unique and adventurous mice—Max, Big, and Zed—who refuse to accept their reality as given.

I Moved Your Cheese reveals what is possible when we finally discard long-held and widely accepted assumptions about how we should live our lives. After all, achieving extraordinary success, personal or professional, has always depended on the ability to challenge assumptions, reshape the environment, and play by a different set of rules—our own. But rejecting deeply ingrained beliefs is not easy. As Zed explains, “You see, Max, the problem is not that the mouse is in the maze, but that the maze is in the mouse.”

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User Review  - sprite - LibraryThing

Very short, entertaining book. I haven't read the original cheese book, but I didn't feel like I was missing anything. The goal of this book is to provoke thought, which it probably does. I skipped the book club questions at the end (eye roll.) Read full review

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This was not what I was expecting and not very helpful. Read full review


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Deepak Malhotra is a professor in the Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit at Harvard Business School. He teaches negotiation in the MBA program, as well as in a wide variety of executive programs, including the Owner/President Management Program, Changing the Game, and Families in Business. Malhotra has won numerous awards for his teaching, including the Faculty Award by Harvard Business School’s MBA Class of 2011. He is the coauthor (with Max Bazerman) of Negotiation Genius: How to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Brilliant Results at the Bargaining Table and Beyond, which won the 2008 Outstanding Book Award by the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution.

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