Peaks and Valleys
Making Good and Bad Times Work for You--At Work and in Life
By Spencer Johnson
(Atria Books, Hardcover, 9781439103258, 112pp.)
Publication Date: March 3, 2009
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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.
His eleven international bestselling books include the #1 titles "Who Moved My Cheese?"(R) "An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change, "the most widely read book on change, and "The One Minute Manager"(R), the world's most popular management method for over two decades, coauthored with Kenneth Blanchard.
Dr. Johnson is often referred to as "the best there is at taking complex subjects and presenting simple solutions that work."
He recieved a B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of Southern California, an M.D. degree from the Royal College of Surgeons, and performed medical clerkships at the Mayo Clinic and the Harvard Medical School.
He has served as Leadership Fellow at the Harvard Business School, and is currently Advisor to the Center For Public Leadership at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
His work has captured the attention of major media, including the Associated Press, the BBC, CNN, "Fortune", the "New York Times", the "Today" show, "Time" magazine, "USA Today", and United Press International.
More than forty-six million copies of Spencer Johnson's books are in print worldwide in more than forty-seven languages.