The late author, Dr Spencer Johnson, was famous for his One-Minute Manager book as well as his fable-style book, Who Moved My Cheese?
And yet, sadly, the “light” nature of the book means that “serious” MBA students might be tempted to skim through it or dismiss its messages due to its childrens story format.
Which is why wine pairing is so important.
There is a vital message contained in this book: we cannot take our current job or oveload of incoming work for granted; we need to be prepared to react when situations change.
This makes any wine by Grosset Wines a perfect pairing partner because the Clare Valley and Watervale Rieslings are delicious and almost always out of stock.
To be midway through this book and realise the bottle is empty, is to feel the message of needing to deal with loss and change.
In the staff room, we do keep an emergency cask of Riesling in the fridge to avoid such terrors but it is good for students to experience the panic cold turkey.
With that in mind, my recommendation when reading Who Moved My Cheese? is to open a slightly chilled bottle of Grosset Riesling, sometimes available from the school’s wine shop or in other liquor outlets.
You can taste this style of MBA Thinking for yourself, by signing up today to do A Lunchtime MBA during the 2021 Adelaide Fringe.