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I Moved Your Cheese: For Those Who Refuse to Live as Mice in Someone Else's Maze (Bk Business) Hardcover – September 6, 2011

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"Every once in a while a book comes along that makes you question the way things are. This is the book. Deepak Malhotra allows you to glimpse a world of your own making without the limits and barriers that others create. An excellent read."
--Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The Leader in Me


"A magnificent story with a powerful message. As someone who has encouraged scores of professionals into breaking through the maze and defining their own pursuits, I find this to be a gem of a book. A must-read."
--Vinod Khosla, cofounder and former CEO and Chairman, Sun Microsystems, and founder, Khosla Ventures


"Deepak Malhotra tackles our assumptions about business and life with humor, zest, and wisdom in this delightful fable. If you've ever rankled at the thought of being just another mouse in the maze, this is the book for you."
--Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind


"An excellent book with sound lessons on how to change our circumstance and create new realities in our personal and professional lives."
--Deepak Chopra, Adjunct Professor, Kellogg School of Management, and coauthor of War of the Worldviews


"A book that will inspire the imagination of mice and managers. A formula for breaking out of the maze and creating new realities in life and in business."
--Barry Nalebuff,
Milton Steinbach Professor, Yale School of Management; cofounder, Honest Tea; and coauthor of Thinking Strategically, The Art of Strategy, and Why Not?

About the Author

Deepak Malhotra is a Professor at Harvard Business School, where he teaches Negotiation courses to MBA and Executive students. He has won multiple awards for his teaching, including the MBA Class of 2011 Faculty Award at HBS.  Deepak's previous book, Negotiation Genius, won the 2008 Outstanding Book Award from the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution.  His work has also received considerable media attention, including multiple appearances by Deepak on CNBC.
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Product Details

  • Series: Bk Business
  • Hardcover: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 1 edition (September 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1609940652
  • ISBN-13: 978-1609940652
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.6 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,123 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Firstly, the book is really a 30 page book spread out to 60 pages by using double spaces and a huge font size.

I would give it 3 stars, if it was advertised as a simple, short fable. Instead, it's touted as a self help book. The entirety can be said in 1 sentence, and this book offers no advice outside of this sentence (follows):

Instead of focusing on how to win the existing game(s) that exist(s), in order to achieve success, try to take a step back and find a way to profit from the moves of everyone else playing the game(s).
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Notably, this book is written by an acclaimed Harvard professor with a long track record of teaching world-beater MBAs. In this connection, "I Moved Your Cheese" is excellent for those with an independent bent and a long-term view. It doesn't replace or vitiate "WMMC," though. For those in lower or middle management, staff or administrative positions, or those in pending or imminent risk of being displaced or eliminated, WMMC is a better paradigm for understanding and leveraging the concept of change. In the abstract, it's great to suffuse oneself with an attitude of a world beater (as espoused in "IMYC"), but in these perilous times where the world indeed IS a maze, WMMC is more practical and comforting. If you are extraordinarily talented and/or are well-positioned in a cushy job and/or have a Harvard MBA, then by all means read and adopt the mentality advocated by this book--you will continue to go far and may be the CEO of a Fortune 500 corporation some day. If, on the other hand, you work for a company and are one of the humble, hard-working millions whose lives have been disrupted by the ongoing recession/contraction and whose very economic existence hangs by a thread, you'll find WMMC more worth your while. IMYC will probably give you a temporary mood boost...but WMMC will give you the nimble and adaptive attitude necessary to survive in these perilous times. Just my opinion. As Sun Tzu said, "invincibility lies in oneself...vincibility lies in one's opponent." In other words, play good defense, anticipate change, and move when opportunity presents itself--just as WMMC teaches.
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Malhorta works a bit of magic in this book by looking at the WWMC lessons through the lenses of self-reliance, innovation and perseverance. His message is an uplifting one -- stop letting others define your life and stop living within the artificial boundaries set by others for you. Where WWMC was a pean to accepting the change around you, IMYC suggests that we have the (admittedly risky) option to simply create our own maze or ignore altogether that mazes even exist. It's a miniature manifesto for motivated mice.
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Format: Hardcover
Good message and great beginning, but lost its focus at the end. Certainly the overall message that one should not simply accept current constraints as unalterable givens is an excellent one. It was, however, an overall disappointment compared to Johnson's book.
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Ill sum up the whole book. Go after what makes you happy, change when you need to, and try to be the changing force. There now you don't need to read about a steroid ridden mouse who cant work out so he gets pissed and smashes through a wall.
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Another reviewer has well captured the essence of this book which is for the highly motivated entrepreneur or wannabe.
WMMC was written for the average person stuck in the corporate maze and subject to the whims of VPs and the winds to modern competitive forces sweeping through industry. IMYC does not address this reality because the author lives in the ivory tower of HBS, nor would it serve his purpose to even if he does realize it. Mr. Malhotra has played a bit of cat and mouse game himself, playing "ID which entrepreneur you think this mouse is, and which do you want to identify with and emulate". The admixture of entrepreneurism and with "mouse mysticism" (levitating, breaking through walls...?) became too much for me and I ended the reading by being somewhat disgusted with this semi-clever but transparent attempt by the author to vault himself into the pantheon of gurus, of a new sort, a combined Deepak Chopra mystic + HBS professor. Mostly, I was disgusted with myself for picking up this book for $14.95 and thinking it might be a good build on WMMC. Instead it's really a pep rally for entrepreneurs, which is fine for the relatively few of them vs. the population. There are other inspirational books which are less mysterious and more instructive. And a better value.
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I confess I bought this as a Kindle download, as much to test out the Kindle, as to sample the delights of the book. It is however a subject I am very interested in, and I am always keen to explore different ways of looking at motivation, drive and self discipline, so I attacked this book with an open mind. By the end however, I was rather disappointed, as it doesn't reveal anything new, and I found the mouse metaphore rather patronising after a while. I think there are many books which are more informative, and more inspirational, and I would not recommend this book unless you are looking for a simple and elementary introduction to the concept of 'thinking outside the box'.
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