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Out of the maze : an a-mazing way to get unstuck / Spencer Johnson, M.D.
Publication Information:
New York, New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2018]
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xii, 84 pages ; 22 cm
The story behind out of the maze -- Foreword / by Emerson Johnson, Austin Johnson, and Christian Johnson -- A semina r: Chicago -- Out of the maze -- The original story of Who moved my cheese? -- The new story : what happened next -- Hem's dilemma -- The facts of the matter -- Hem ventures into the maze -- The stranger -- Trying harder -- Hem's dream -- Hem chooses a new belief -- What if you believed it was possible? -- What's outside the maze? -- Dark corners and blind alleys -- A discussion -- Letter / by Spencer Johnson, M.D. -- Afterword / by Ken Blanchard, Ph.D.
"The posthumous sequel to Who Moved My Cheese?, the classic parable that became a worldwide sensation. Who Moved My Cheese? offered millions of readers relief for an evergreen problem: unanticipated and unwelcome change. Now its long-awaited sequel digs deeper, to show how readers can adapt their beliefs and achieve better results in any field. Johnson's theme is that all of our accomplishments are due to our beliefs: whether we're confident or insecure, cynical or positive, open-minded or inflexible. But it's difficult to change your beliefs--and with them, your outcomes. Find out how Hem, Haw, and the other characters from Who Moved My Cheese? deal with this challenge"-- Provided by publisher.
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Wall Street Journal Bestseller

The long-awaited sequel to Who Moved My Cheese? , the beloved 28-million-copy bestseller that became a worldwide sensation.

In his trademark style that has won tens of millions of fans, Dr. Spencer Johnson once again shares a simple story that offers profound truths about how to transform your life.

When we first met them in Who Moved My Cheese? , two mouse-sized characters named Hem and Haw were faced with unexpected change, when the Cheese they loved suddenly disappeared. Haw learned how to deal with that change successfully by setting off in search of New Cheese. But Hem remained stuck where he was.

Now Out of the Maze reveals what Hem did next--and how his discoveries can help you unlock the riddle of whatever mazes you may face yourself.

When you follow Hem and his new friend, Hope, on their new journey, you'll discover how to get more out of life by thinking outside the box. Or, in this case, outside the Maze.

Written for all ages and backgrounds, this story takes less than an hour to read, yet its insights can last for a lifetime.

Author Notes

Patrick Spencer Johnson was born in Watertown, South Dakota on November 24, 1938. He received a bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Southern California and then graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. While working in a hospital, he grew frustrated at seeing the same patients return with the same ailments, as if they were not trying to get better. He left the hospital to work as director of communications for Medtronic, a medical device manufacturer. He wrote short books to help customers understand complicated technical information.

He went on to write short books about life and business including The One Minute Manager written with Ken Blanchard, The Precious Present, and Who Moved My Cheese? He died from complications of pancreatic cancer on July 3, 2017 at the age of 78.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Emerson Johnson and Austin Johnson and Christian JohnsonSpencer Johnson, M.D.Ken Blanchard, Ph.D.
The Story Behind Out of the Mazep. ix
Forewordp. xi
A Seminar: Chicagop. 1
Out of the Maze
The Original Story of Who Moved My Cheese?p. 5
The New Story: What Happened Next...p. 7
Hem's Dilemma
The Facts of the Matter
Hem Ventures Into the Maze
The Stranger
Trying Harder
Hem's Dream
Hem Chooses a New Belief
What if You Believed It Was Possible?
"What's Outside the Maze?"
Dark Corners and Blind Alleys
Out of the Maze
A Discussionp. 69
Letterp. 79
Afterwordp. 81
Acknowledgmentsp. 83