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This book has 7 recommendations

Daymond John (Founder/FUBU)

This book was recommended by Daymond John on page 234 of "Tools of Titans".

Ola Olusoga (Co-founder/Populum)

There was a moment where I was on a quest for self-discovery. I felt lost and wasn't sure if I was who I was because I made the decision to be me, or if my identity was programmed by culture, society and setting. Because of that, I started reading self-help books to reconstruct identity and mold who I wanted to be. This book helped me.

Nick Janetakis (Founder/

Who Moved My Cheese - I'm a sucker for parables (stories to illustrate a moral lesson) and this book really delivers. I wish I found it years ago. It's super short but it has so many insights about dealing with change. It teaches you how to avoid over complicating things and to constantly be aware of what's going on around you so that you can adapt before things get problematic. It's one of those books where you feel sad that it's over, surprised how you managed to go your entire life without reading it and excited to move forward with whatever journey you're on.

Darren Chua (Co-Founder & CEO/Markedshot)

When asked what books he'd recommend to young people interested in the same career path, Darren Chua mentioned Who Moved My Cheese.

Tudor Mihailescu (Finance and Business Enablement Manager)

Beyond communication, CFO needs to learn to influence effectively, get people to contribute so that they buy in. Again, this is a vast space, some of my personal favourites being Who Moved My Cheese (Johnson), Lateral Thinking (de Bono), The Art of Asking (Palmer).

Jose He (Chief Performance Officer/

I believe it takes tonnes of understanding, motivation, wisdom & competence to become an extremely successful entrepreneur. To reach that high level is tough, to remain at that level is even tougher. I reckon that these books should be able to provide a basic fundamental to young peeps on what to expect before deciding to hop on to join us as a tech startup.

Virginia LeBlanc (Founder/Defining Paths)

Question: What books had the biggest impact on you? Perhaps changed the way you see things or dramatically changed your career path.


  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  • Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson, M.D.
  • Our Iceberg is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions by John Kotter
  • Conscious Capitalism by John Mackey
  • The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle
  • Divergent series by Veronica Roth
A mash up, I know…some simple others profound but just as important, eye-opening, and affirming. These and so many more helped change how I see things, my thinking and being, and helped to understand and accept my divergent (differing/deviating) career path in life.

Amazon description

Most people are fearful of change, both personal and professional, because they don't have any control over how or when it happens to them. Since change happens either to the individual or by the individual, Dr. Spencer Johnson, the coauthor of the multimillion bestseller The One Minute Manager, uses a deceptively simple story to show that when it comes to living in a rapidly changing world, what matters most is your attitude.

Exploring a simple way to take the fear and anxiety out of managing the future, Who Moved My Cheese? can help you discover how to anticipate, acknowledge, and accept change in order to have a positive impact on your job, your relationships, and every aspect of your life.

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