Taking Stock - Between the covers.
Here’s a shocker, the most popular management book around at the moment is about mice and cheese.
Always seeking to be first with rodent news for our readers, TS has uncovered that a little-known book published some time ago has been elevated to ‘cult’ status by readers. Who Moved My Cheese? by Dr Spencer Johnson.
So popular is this parable tome that unbeknownst to TS at least two copies could be found in our very own office.
Anyway it’s the story of four characters who live in a maze and seek a little gorgonzola to satisfy their need for nourishment.
By all accounts, despite the Beartrix Potter cast list, this is really about dealing with change. The likes of Xerox, Texaco and the US military have used this bizarrely named little book. The Gulf War based on Who Moved My Cheese? sounds about right. Random House £5.99. ?: