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IN CONVERSA
TION WITH
DR SPENCER JOHNSON
"It feels like coming home." So said
bestselling author of
e One Minute
Manager and Who Moved My Cheese?
and Alumnus, Dr Spencer Johnson,
on his return to RCSI for the rst in a
new series of special Alumni events,
"In conversation with...". Hosted by Pat
Kenny, the conversation owed, stirring
a lot of memories, both for the successful
author and an attendance of more than
100 Alumni, that included many of
Dr Johnson's friends from the Class of
1968. e world-famous author recalled
crossing the Atlantic in the mid-60s
armed with a letter of recommendation
from his University of Southern
California (USC) rugby coach. He turned
up on his rst day at RCSI... in London!
When he nally made it to St Stephen's
Green, he was inspired by many great
educators, including Eoghan Lavelle and
Harold Browne, from whom he learned
life lessons that stayed with him forever,
he told the audience.
As well as sharing memories of his
College days, Dr Johnson also provided
insights into the concepts explored in
Who Moved My Cheese? and le the
audience questioning what they would do
if they weren't afraid.
A CONVERSATION
AND A HOMECOMING
B e s t s e l l i n g a u t h o r a n d A l u m n u s , D r S p e n c e r J o h n s o n ( C l a s s o f 1 9 6 8 ) , s h a r e d
memories and maxims in conversation with broadcaster Pat Kenny at the fi rst in a new
s e r i e s o f s p e c i a l A l u m n i e v e n t s
"E n j o y c h a n g e !
S a v o r t h e
a d v e n t u r e a n d
e n j o y t h e t a s t e o f
n e w c h e e s e ! "
D r S p e n c e r
J o h n s o n ,
Who Moved My
Cheese?
A full house in the Albert Lecture Theatre.
Cathal Kelly, Chief Executive, RCSI (Medicine, Class of
1985, FRCSI 1990), Sylvester Mooney (both Medicine, Class
of 1985), Miriam Casey (Medicine, Class of 1987) and Matt
Lynch (Medicine, Class of 1985).
Spencer Johnson (Medicine, Class of 1968) with the family of Harold Browne
(l-r) Michael Alexander (Medicine, Class of 1995), Jenny Browne, Marie Purfi eld,
Richard Browne and Philip Browne.
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