The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement

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North River Press, Jan 1, 1992 - Business & Economics - 274 pages
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The Goal is about New global principles of manufacturing. It's about people trying to understand what makes their world tick so that they can make it better. As they think logically and consistently about their problems they are able to determine 'cause and effect' relationships between their actions and the results. In the process they deduce some basic principles which they use to save their planet and make it successful.

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Easy to read, a story but educational. - Goodreads
Bad writing, stupid story, but great ideas. - Goodreads
The pacing is great and the explanations are clear. - Goodreads
Great intro to the theory of constraints. - Goodreads
Every time this book gives a new insight... - Goodreads
Both, and in a very awesome prose. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Carlos Ramos - Goodreads

A novel? a business book? Both, and in a very awesome prose. At least for me. I like the book, and the Socratic approach. It seems all common sense, and I think I have to start to apply that to my software development process. A must-read. Read full review

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User Review  - Sircaliban - Goodreads

I read this book as a followup to the phoenix project. The story is similar as the phoenix project, however this one concentrates on manufacturing and LEAN principles. I enjoyed this book, but found ... Read full review


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ELIYAHU M. GOLDRATT is an Israeli physicist, inventor, and philosopher whose unconventional approach to business management has made him one of the most sought-after consultants in the world today. Through his lectures and writings, as well as his work with such corporations as General Motors, Ford, Proctor & Gamble, and AT&T, Dr. Goldratt continues his crusade to teach businesses to re-examine their basic assumptions in order to compete effectively in the new global market place.

Jeff Cox is the co-author or author of seven works of business fiction, which include"The Goal", "Zapp", "The Quadrant Solution", "Heroz", "The Venture", "Selling the Wheel" and "The Cure". Both "Zapp" and "The Goal" ranked first and second, respectively, on a list of bestselling business books from the 1990s. Jeff and his family live near Pittsburgh, PA.

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