Moving With Change: Reflections from the book “Who Moved My Cheese?”

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Moving With Change: Reflections from the book “Who Moved My Cheese?”

We constantly deal with unexpected changes in our lives, be it in our career or relationship, among other things. It’s especially hard to move on to a new path when you are already settled with your present situation.
Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal With Change In Your Work and In Your Life is a book about Moving with change, written in the style of a business fable. It is written by motivational speaker and management consultant, Dr. Spencer Johnson, and became a New York Times’ bestseller in 1998.
There are four primary characters in the story: the two mice, Sniff and Scurry, and the two littlepeople, Hem and Haw. The story follows their hunt for cheese, the representation for what we want in life (career, relationship, money, etc.). The maze symbolizes the place where we spend time looking for it.

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Re-engineering the Corporation

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Re-engineering the Corporation

Business reengineering requires looking at business processes from scratch: ignore the present corporate structure and procedures, focusing instead on how the work can best be done today, using today’s technologies. Hammer and Champy are convinced that only the companies willing to take on this difficult task will remain competitive in contemporary world markets.

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Blue Ocean Strategy

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Blue Ocean Strategy

This 6-step guide to getting rich is buried in a 78-year-old book

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This 6-step guide to getting rich is buried in a 78-year-old book

Thousands of personal finance books on shelves today promise to teach you to spend less, save more, invest better, retire earlier, get out of debt faster, and solve just about every financial conundrum in between.

But perhaps none said it better than a book published in 1937.

Napoleon Hill, a Great Depression-era author and former advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, interviewed “more than five hundred of the most successful men this country has ever known” to figure out the key to their good fortune. He wrapped all of his insights in a 200-page package and published “Think and Grow Rich,” which went on to become one of the best-selling books of all time.

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Built to Last

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Built to Last

By Jim Collins and Jerry Porras

Jerry Porras’ and Jim Collins’ Built to Last is a philosophical blueprint based on research into the development of some of the United States’ most successful corporations. Recognizing struggling competitors whose businesses disappear after a period of time, Collins and Porras focus their research towards 18 bona fide, “visionary” companies and analyze them in accordance with guidelines they’ve set on what makes a good company. Selection criteria and research between the two authors was extensive, with attention paid towards companies with average founding dates of 1897 and prior along with a surefire system evaluating companies as start-ups, midsize companies, and large companies.

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Good to Great

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Good to Great
Fast Company
by Jim Collins
Start with 1,435 good companies. Examine their performance over 40 years. Find the 11 companies that became great. Now here’s how you can do it too. Lessons on eggs, flywheels, hedgehogs, buses, and other essentials of business that can help you transform your company.

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