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Out of the Maze: An A-Mazing Way to Get Unstuck

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  437 ratings  ·  92 reviews
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
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Hardcover, 96 pages
Published November 13th 2018 by Portfolio
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Fiona
Nov 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
A sequel to Who Moved My Cheese?. A nice homily about opening your mind to new ideas. It will be a useful tool for making teams think about working better together and bringing everyone on board, even the Luddites.

With thanks to NetGalley and Penguin Random House UK / Ebury Publishing for a free review copy.
Lizy
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Out of the Maze is the post-humous sequel to Who Moved My Cheese. It's short and doesn't mince words while addressing questions left over from the first book, namely, "how can I adapt?" Most of the book covers Haw, the Littleperson who's looking for cheese in the maze and is struggling to find it. Haw has to address where he's at, and after finding Hope, he's able to move on toward success. I think it's a great guide for those who feel trapped where they're at.
Victoria
Dec 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Letting go of old beliefs.
Anton
Nov 27, 2018 rated it liked it
A business fable and a follow-up to a famous "Who moved my cheese?". Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for sharing the ARC.

I see what the author is trying to do here and why fable is chosen to deliver the message... But personally, while I agree with the premises and conclusions - I did not enjoy the delivery style. It felt a little too patronising for my liking - hence my rating.

Having said that, if you enjoyed "Who moved my cheese?" - chances are you will enjoy the sequel as well.
Kate Ellis
Nov 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I first read the prequel to this book Who Moved My Cheese over 15 years ago and found it very helpful. Fortunately I listened to my audio version of Who Moved My Cheese just a few weeks ago.
Out of the Maze written by the late Spencer Johnson follows on and is a very quick read.
My honest opinion is that I think it would be most helpful as an addition to an edition of Who Moved My Cheese rather than a separate book whilst understanding the reasons behind it being separate.
I think the value of Out
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Olga Miret
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thanks to NetGalley and to Ebury Digital for providing me an ARC copy of this book that I freely chose to review.
Although Who Moved My Cheese? was published a long time ago (in 1998) and I had seen it around, I only learned more about it when I was working on the translation of a self-help book. The author referred to Johnson’s fable in his text and I had to check it out. When I saw this sequel announced on NetGalley I felt curious.
Most of you will be familiar with the first book, but in short,
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Thomas
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book! I liked this even better than Who Moved My Cheese and I feel like this book really completes the original and compliments it quite well.

I will absolutely apply many lessons from this book to my career and my personal life. I really like how author, Spencer Johnson conveyed so much wisdom through two, easy to read parables. I read this book in a little over an hour and the effort was well worth the rewards.

Special thanks to Sergio Sarinana for introducing me to Who Moved My Cheese a
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Theediscerning
Hmmm… Having never read the first book, I did at first wonder if this was only going to appeal to returning audiences. But I don't think it matters in the end – but I still don't think this is a classic. The framing device hammers morals down (and drops into religion, at the worst moment), and the actual 'story' itself is not hugely brilliant. It's a self-help book designed to show how you can change your ideas, break out of comfort zones (either of being or thinking) and discover new possibilit ...more
Samantha
This sequel by the late Dr. Johnson expands on the ‘who moved my cheese’ fable which has been applied to various business thinking concepts and ideologies. It’s not the best business self-help book out there but not the worst. It’s a little bland and repetitive but short enough to get through it.
Eric
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
Helpful and insightful addition to the classic, "Who Moved My Cheese." This book examines beliefs, how beliefs keep us from moving forward to find new cheese, and how to overcome and adapt to new beliefs to help create new experiences.
Michael
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Short and sweet with a powerful message. The message is simple in concept that can be impactful if reflectively internalized.
Tami Winbush
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great new thought process. Make sure to read Who Moved my Cheese first. The two books go hand-in-hand and will complement each other. Never be left behind and caught in your own devised "maze". Keep on thinking and have hope.
Summer
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, recommend-reads
I believe this book came into my life in the right moment. I can't express how much I am inspired by the story and how much it motivates me to look for my own "Cheese" and better, "Apples". It inspires readers to think outside of the box (changing your beliefs/thinking) so that you could unlock success (reach endless possibilities & better outcomes). The quote that was written in the book, "changing what you think doesn't change who you are" , really stuck with me. I, like Hew, am still try ...more
Megan Thomas
Nov 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
You’ve got to read this for what it is - a parable-sequel, self-help style, simple story about people living in a maze of cheese. It sounds simple truths, but ones that need reiterating often in society and specifically the business world. It’s a sequel, but doesn’t need to be read in conjunction with the first book, Who Moved My Cheese.
Nikhil Talwar
Out of the Maze is the post-humous sequel to Who Moved My Cheese. Most of the book covers Haw, the Littleperson who's looking for cheese in the maze and is struggling to find it. Haw has to address where he's at, and after finding Hope, he's able to move on toward success. I think it's a great guide for those who feel trapped where they're at.

Great book!I will absolutely apply many lessons from this book to my career and my personal life. I really like how author, Spencer Johnson conveyed so muc
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Kimberlee
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
We bought this book as a gift for our family this past holiday. We did not get to read it together as we had hoped, but I am glad that I made time to read it independently. It tells the story of what happened to Hem after "Who Moved My Cheese?" ended. I have read "Who Moved My Cheese?" three times, and I did not find this sequel disappointing at all. It states some basic but important and often not verbalized truths through a creative lens. I love the name of the new character that is added in t ...more
John Scott
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
The sequel to “Who Moved my Cheese” picks up right where Hem and Haw left off, and is another terrific book to pick up and read when he you feel like you’re in a rut or are looking for good life/leadership lessons. Through a wonderful, poignant anecdote the author discusses the importance of being adaptable, open-minded, and being imaginative. A new character, “Hope” becomes part of the narrative, and as the title suggests, helps our struggling character, Hem believe there could very well be mor ...more
SyaMimi
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am absolutely enjoyed this short story, sequel to Who Moved My Cheese, about Haw struggling to find cheese in the Maze.

From previous, dealing with unwelcome change and to adapt to it, now is to deal with belief and it's okay to change it.

This time, Haw meets Hope, another Littleperson in the Maze, who help Haw to trigger questions in his quest to find more source of food which lead them of of the Maze. Haw found that some beliefs that can keep us from moving forward. A simple change of mind wo
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Ned
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Out of the Maze is the sequel of the Who Moved My Cheese. The books picks where the previous one left and tells the story of how you can get out of the maze. Through the story the author reveals that our beliefs are the things that hold us back. As the saying goes if a belief is not helping you should change it so thus the story illustrates when Hem changed his beliefs by dropping the one that put him down and adopting the ones that lift him up, he was able to get out of the maze. The maze is fi ...more
Debbie Hagedorn
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Read. This. Book.
Seriously. It helps if you’ve read Who Moved My Cheese? first, so do yourself a favor and read them in order. Just read them. They may seem simplistic to you, but read it a second time, then a third. If you still think it’s too simple, move on. You just aren’t in the right mindset to get it yet. But come back to it.
If you feel stuck in your job, your relationships, your life.....read the book. Packed full of wisdom and written in an easy to digest style. But don’t let that foo
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Victorien Sukarieh
Beliefs are powerful, but we should examine them and test them from time to time to make sure they are not holding us back.
As a sequel to who moved my cheese, I knew the book had so much to give in so few pages. I was right. I had a lot of moments where I just stopped reading and thought about the words I just absorbed. it was an amazing read, fast one for sure. /along with its prequel this book should be read over and over again and shared as much as possible.
this book is highly recommended, an
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Michael Travis
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Read this book on BF'18 while watching sales climb on our site. As I think about why I can't open my bookstore, I am asking myself "does this belief lift you up, or hold you down"? Hem posed that question to himself as he discovered that beliefs can hold you prisoner.

I leave us all with this thought from this awesome quick read "Out of the Maze" by Spencer Johnson, M.D...." Consider the unlikely - explore the impossible."
Stuart
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Short but sweet

These were some of the books that helped me get started in my career and helped me understand the value of change. No one ever wants change other than a baby who has a full nappy.

This book turned up in my journey at just the right time as I again make a big change. I go into that change with hope and a determination to adapt my beliefs to a new set of circumstances!
Nicki Southwell
Dec 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: my-reviews
This is the sequel to “who moved my cheese”. It is punchy and matter of fact in addresses change in all its different guises.

Author Spencer Johnson explores if our accomplishments are due to our beliefs, or is there more to it.

For all self-help lovers, this is a must.

I chose to read this book and all opinions in this review are all my own and completely unbiased. My thanks to NetGalley for this opportunity.
Diane Mcclure
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These short parables are powerful and this one hits the mark. I have come to recognize we must challenge our beliefs. Those we hold on to and to challenge those of others (in a respectful way). This is what we need to do as part of The Fifth Agreement. This is what we need to do as part of Actionable Science. This is what scientists and health professionals needs to learn how to do in order to deliver science to people who need it to build resilient communities and a future for humankind.
Sammy Tiranno
Dec 27, 2018 rated it liked it
An Old Belief Can Hold You Prisoner.

You Are Not Your Belief. You Are The Person Who Chooses Your Beliefs.

Sometimes You Have To Believe It Before You Can See It.

Changing What You Think Doesn’t Change Who You Are.

If something isn’t working, try changing what you believe - You Can Do, Experience, and Enjoy a Lot More Than You Think You Can.
faith
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A continuation of who moved my cheese? Every book I have read by Spencer Johnson so far has brought a purpose filled paradigm shift and this book is no exception. It basically tackles the essence of change and the consequences of resisting change. I suggest you read who moved my cheese prior to reading out of the maze.
Mary Drayer
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is the hilarious sequel to Who Moved My Cheese! The saga continues with the little people and mice. As a former teacher, these two books really were a Godsend to young adults and college students who could take the metaphor “Cheese” and “maze” and have a great discussion on LIFE! These two books are a MUST read for all....There is even a U-Tube version of the first book....take a look
Marie
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spirituality
"Changing what you think doesn't change who you are."

"The maze that I'm stuck in isn't my job, or my company, or even my industry. It's my own approach. The Maze I need to get out of? I think it's my own thinking."

"There is something amazing outside the Maze!"

"When you allow yourself to believe it, an entire world of new possibilities opens its doors to you."

Sabrina
I really loved Who Moved My Cheese so was excited to hear of this follow on book, however this one felt a little more like it was force feeding the message, rather than letting the reader come to their own conclusions. I still enjoyed it and got something out of it, just not as much as with the first book.
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Spencer Johnson, M.D. left behind a medical career to write short books about life. The most famous was “Who Moved My Cheese?" published in 1998. The book became a publishing phenomenon and a workplace manual. Over 50 million copies of Spencer Johnson’s books are in use worldwide in 47 languages.

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“That’s all a belief was. A thought. But look at how much power it held!” 0 likes
“The bars on his windows were his old thoughts, thoughts he trusted were true, but which actually prevented him from venturing out into the Maze. His beliefs were holding him prisoner!” 0 likes
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