Obama Inauguration – The Change We Need – Who Moved My Cheese?

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January 20, 2009

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek – President Barack Obama (Change.gov)

Today, Hundreds of thousands of people have gathered on Washington’s national mall for the inauguration of Barack Obama as America’s 44th president. Today is a day in History, where change will be the focus of the new presidency era.

At my previous experience as a “Customer Service Representative” at DirectI, my lead (Bhavin Turakhia) had a unique way of motivating his team. Even with his busy schedule, he used to always boast about his ability to complete any given book in 2 weeks.

Every year he used to:

  1. Organize education seminars for employees
  2. Share his knowledge
  3. Encourage employees to read books
  4. Give us a Gift (during mid-year review)

This was no ordinary gift. Even though in monetary terms the gift was only worth Rs. 145 (US $4.5) it was more valuable than any other incentives I have ever received. It was a book called “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Dr. Spencer Johnson (Indian Edition).

Who Moved My Cheese? tells the story of two mice (Sniff and Scurry) and two “little people” (Hem and Haw) trapped in a maze. Cheese is a metaphor for whatever you want in your life. For the mice, it’s cheese. For the “people” it could be success, happiness, or financial security.

About this book :

  1. It is a very short book about Change (about 100 pages).
  2. Can be completed in less than an hour. (Large Font, Lots of White Spaces)
  3. It is written in a very simple English (for all ages)
  4. “Who Moved My Cheese?” has been used in hundreds of companies to demonstrate to employees what the “right” attitude should be. Go along with change. Adapt. Be flexible.
  5. Everyone should read this!

It Teaches:

  1. Change Happens
  2. Anticipate Change
  3. Monitor Change
  4. Adapt To Change Quickly
  5. Change
  6. Enjoy Change !
  7. Be Ready To Change Quickly & Enjoy It Again.

Quick Preview – PowerPoint:

Change doesn’t come from Washington. Change comes to Washington. – President Barack Obama

Are you ready to change the world? I am committed to do my part and looking forward to it!

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