About the Author:
Spencer Johnson, M.D., is the author of several New York Times bestsellers, including The One Minute Manager, all in the entertaining style of a parable that contains useful information readers can use in their own lives. There are more than thirteen million copies of his books in print in over twenty-five languages.
Dr. Johnson’s education includes a psychology degree from the University of Southern California, an M.D. from the Royal College of Surgeons and medical clerkships at Harvard Medical School and the Mayo Clinic.
About the Book:
As the back cover says, this story takes less than an hour to read, but its unique insights can last for lifetime. This book is actually fruitful for those, who don’t love to read books and are looking for self-help. This book contains only 96 pages and it and you can read it in one go.
I was gifted this book three years back by my friend on my birthday but I didn’t read it as I was more interested in reading love stories at that time. Yesterday, I was looking for a book to gift my friend. He is not an avid reader so I thought of gifting it to him as this book has very few pages. When I went back to home, I landed up reading this book.
The main story of the book contains four characters; Sniff (who sniffs out change early), Scurry (who is always ready to take action), Hem (his fear resist him to adapt change) and Haw (who has fear too, but then changes for good). We all have the qualities of these four characters. Sometimes we accept change while sometimes we don’t. This book, through the experience of Haw advises us to be ready to accept change at any point of time. Change can come anytime and anywhere. Change in business, change in love life or change in personal life. It is not necessary what we have today will be there tomorrow. We all must be prepared for the worst to come. Our attitude towards change should be positive for every change leads to something better. This book is written in a simple language, and there is nothing new in this book. We all know all these things described in the book but unfortunately we don’t follow it. This book is helpful to take small action in life.
There are few quotes in this book that I liked:
“Noticing Small Changes Early Helps You Adapt To The Bigger Changes That Are To Come”
“It is Safer To Search In The Maze, Than Remain In a Cheeseless situation”
“When You Stop Being Afraid, You Feel Good”
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