Spencer Johnson Biography

“Look at what happened in the past,
learn something valuable from it,
use what you learn to improve the present.”
— Spencer Johnson

Spencer Johnson, M.D., is one of the most beloved and respected authors in the world. He has helped millions of readers discover how they can enjoy better lives by using simple truths that lead to fulfillment and success at work and at home.

Dr. Johnson is often referred to as the best there is at taking complex subjects and presenting simple solutions that work.

He is the author or co-author of numerous New York Times bestselling books including #1 International Bestsellers Who Moved My Cheese?— An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change and The One Minute Manager, the world’s most popular management method, co-authored with Kenneth Blanchard.

After graduating with a B.A. in psychology from the University of Southern California, Dr. Johnson received his M.D. degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and completed medical clerkships at the Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical School.

He served as Director of Communications for Medtronic, the inventors of cardiac pacemakers; Research Physician at The Institute for Inter-Disciplinary Studies; Consultant to The Center for Study of the Person; and Leadership Fellow at the Harvard Business School.

His work has captured the attention of major media, including CNN, ABC, NBC, the BBC, Time, New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Business Week, Reader’s Digest, Associated Press and United Press International. Dr. Spencer Johnson’s stories of timeless, simple truths have changed the work and lives of millions of readers around the world.

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