Books by Spencer Johnson
A new edition based on the timeless business classic updated to help today s readers succeed more quickly in a rapidly changing world.
For decades, The One Minute Manager(r) has helped millions achieve more successful professional and personal lives. While the principles it lays out are timeless, our world has changed drastically since the book s publication. The exponential rise of technology, global flattening of markets, instant communication, and pressures on corporate workforces to do more with less including resources, funding, and staff have all revolutionized the world in which we live and work.
Now, Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson have written The New One Minute Manager to introduce the book s powerful, important lessons to a new generation. In their concise, easy-to-read story, they teach readers three very practical secrets about leading others and explain why these techniques continue to work so well.
As compelling today as the original was thirty years ago, this classic parable of a young man looking for an effective manager is more relevant and useful than ever."
A young man lives unhappily in a valley. One day he meets an old man who lives on a mountain peak. At first the young man doesn't realize that he is talking to one of the most peaceful and successful people in the world. But in the course of further encounters and conversations, the young man comes to understand that he can apply the old man's remarkable principles and practical tools to his own life to change it for the better. Spencer Johnson knows how to tell a deceptively simple story that teaches deep lessons. The One Minute Manager (co-written with Ken Blanchard) sold 15 million copies and stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for more than twenty years. Since it was published a decade ago, Who Moved My Cheese? has sold more than 25 million copies. In fact there are more than 46 million copies of Spencer Johnson's books in print, in forty-seven languages--and with today's economic uncertainty, his new book could not be more relevant. Pithy, wise, and empowering, Peaks and Valleys is clearly destined to becomeanother Spencer Johnson classic.
The Present is an engaging story of a young man s journey to adulthood, and his tireless search for The Present, a mysterious and elusive gift he first hears about from a wise old man. This Present, according to the old man, is the most valuable gift a person can receive. Why? Because it is the one thing that doesn t change in changing times.
As the young boy becomes a man, he grows disillusioned with his work and his life. So he returns to ask the old man to help him find The Present. The old man responds, Only you have the power to find The Present for yourself. Heeding the old man s advice, the young man embarks on a worldwide search for this magical gift that remains unchanging in a changing world, and holds the secret to personal happiness and lifelong success.
It is only after the young man has searched high and low and all but given up his relentless pursuit that he discovers The Present and all of the promises it offers.
Like the young man, you may find that it is the best gift you can ever give to yourself and to those you care about."