Dr. Spencer Johnson is one of the world's most influential
thinkers and beloved authors. His many international bestselling books include three #1 bestsellers: Who
Moved My Cheese?An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change, the most widely
read book on change; The One Minute Manager, the world's most popular
management method for over two decades, co-authored with Ken Blanchard; and his
newest, The Present. Over 40 million copies of Dr. Johnson's books are in
print in 42 languages.
Referred to as "The King of Parables" by USA Today, he is described as the best
there is at taking complex subjects and presenting simple solutions that work.
The universal principles and practical tools found in his books have also made
them record-breaking bestsellers in many other countries.
Dr. Johnson earned a B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of Southern
California, an M.D. degree from the Royal College of Surgeons, and medical
clerkships at The Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical School.
He has served as Medical Director of Communications for Medtronic, the original
innovators of cardiac pacemakers; Research Physician at the Institute for
Inter-Disciplinary Studies, a medical-social think tank; Consultant to the
Center for the Study of the Person, and to the School of Medicine, University of
California; Leadership Fellow at the Harvard Business School and is an Advisor
to Harvard's Center for Public Leadership.
Dr. Johnson is Chairman of Spencer Johnson Partners, a firm that puts his books
to work, partnering with organizations to help them prosper from change.
This biography was last updated on 07/07/2011.
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