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Who moved my cheese?

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    Ian2

    C'mon fess up, someone in Microsoft is moving our cheese ... 

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    Sven Groot

    Leave the cheese out of the fridge too long, and it'll move itself.

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    Ian2

    Sitting on tarmac at LHR - on way to find out just who the big cheese movers are ....

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    cbae

    @Ian2: Does this mean you're on your way to Build?

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    Ian2

    @cbae:Yes, and hopefully already at the next cheese station.

     

     

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    Ian2

    I read this book a long time ago and it has largely stood me in good stead as far as our chosen industry is concerned:

    http://www.amazon.com/Who-Moved-My-Cheese-Amazing/dp/0399144463/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351601412&sr=8-1&keywords=who+moved+my+cheese

     

    The Lessons Learned:

    Change Happens

    They Keep Moving The Cheese

    Anticipate Change

    Get Ready For The Cheese To Move

    Monitor Change

    Smell The Cheese Often So You Know When It Is Getting Old

    Adapt To Change Quickly

    The Quicker You Let Go Of Old Cheese, The Sooner You Can Enjoy New Cheese

    Change

    Move With The Cheese

    Enjoy Change!

    Savor The Adventure And Enjoy The Taste Of New Cheese!

    Be Ready To Change Quickly And Enjoy It Again

    They Keep Moving The Cheese.

     

     

     

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    dentaku

    That should be used in Win8/WP8 advertising.

     

    , Ian2 wrote

    I read this book a long time ago and it has largely stood me in good stead as far as out chosen industry is concerned:

    http://www.amazon.com/Who-Moved-My-Cheese-Amazing/dp/0399144463/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351601412&sr=8-1&keywords=who+moved+my+cheese

     

    The Lessons Learned:

    Change Happens

    They Keep Moving The Cheese

    Anticipate Change

    Get Ready For The Cheese To Move

    Monitor Change

    Smell The Cheese Often So You Know When It Is Getting Old

    Adapt To Change Quickly

    The Quicker You Let Go Of Old Cheese, The Sooner You Can Enjoy New Cheese

    Change

    Move With The Cheese

    Enjoy Change!

    Savor The Adventure And Enjoy The Taste Of New Cheese!

    Be Ready To Change Quickly And Enjoy It Again

    They Keep Moving The Cheese.

     

     

     

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    spivonious

    @Ian2: My wife was forced to read that book at her last job. She said it insulted her intelligence. After reading it myself, I agreed.

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    contextfree`

    Yeah, I really hate that book too

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    JohnAskew

    I have a friend who refused to read that book, he's lactose intolerant..

    up yours Ian! I moved your cheese!   ...bloody cheese movers...

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    Hey now the Windows division doesn't deserve the "cheese movers" designation. They only moved part of the cheese much to the delight of tablet users (read: Control Panel). Their little mouse legs must have gotten tired. Maybe the cat got 'em.

    If we all believed in unicorns and fairies the world would be a better place.
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    Ian2

    Yes, I have heard stories of people Being forced to read this book when their organization is going through 'change' (read 'job cuts).  But read out of that context, and certainly from my own perspective as a freelance developer it helps to focus on the advantages of change. (Whereas given out in the context of job cuts it is at best a misguided at worst plain condescending!)

    Side Note: I worked in an organization that was going through a big change process that they code named 'OSLO'.  Turns out this 'secret' code word was an acronym for 'Out Sourcing & Lay Offs'!  (To their credit they didn't suggest that those affected should read this book) 

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    Ian2

    By the way the signs were already there that the Windows division do indeed warrant the designation of being 'cheese movers', at least in the hardware division:

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    BTW: This is a great mouse!

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    JohnAskew

    @Ian2: A 'mouse' shaped like a wedge of cheese? Are you mad?

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    Maddus Mattus

    Why do we call it a mouse? It has no tail!

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    Sathyaish Chakravarthy

    I recently wrote an insane article with the very thoughts about how I felt when I first saw the looks of the new Win API (Win RT) and Windows 8 (in videos and a book):

    http://www.sathyaish.net/writing/WindowChange.aspx

    The title is basically an accented and grammatically twisted (on purpose) version of "Windows changed: They moved my cheese."


    There's an audio of the article too if you would simply like to listen while doing other things.

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    @Ian2: Now that's what I call a cheesy move.

    If we all believed in unicorns and fairies the world would be a better place.
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    Ian2

    , Maddus Mattus wrote

    Why do we call it a mouse? It has no tail!

    Apparently the first ones had a little wire sticking out of the back of them for connectivity - made them look like a mouse (not sure if that is true or not but that is what I heard)

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