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The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement


Written in a fast-paced thriller style, The Goal is the gripping novel which is transforming management thinking throughout the Western world. The author has been described by Fortune as a 'guru to industry' and by Businessweek as a 'genius'. It is a book to recommend to your friends in industry - even to your bosses - but not to your competitors. Alex Rogo is a harried plant manager working ever more desperately to try and improve performance. His factory is rapidly heading for disaster. So is his marriage. He has ninety days to save his plant - or it will be closed by corporate HQ, with hundreds of job losses. It takes a chance meeting with a colleague from student days - Jonah - to help him break out of conventional ways of thinking to see what needs to be done. The story of Alex's fight to save his plant is more than compulsive reading. It contains a serious message for all managers in industry and explains the ideas which underline the Theory of Constraints (TOC) developed by Eli Goldratt. Eliyahu M. Goldratt is an internationally recognized leader in the development of new business management concepts and systems, and acts as an educator to many of the world's corporations. The 20th anniversary edition includes a series of detailed case study interviews by David Whitford, Editor at Large, Fortune Small Business, which explore how organizations around the world have been transformed by Eli Goldratt's ideas. Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.858

Great Lesson

by cougar_pete on Oct 14, 2010

I love how the book is written. It is easy to understand and illustrates some very good points. This book is definitely geared for business students. More


Good for a business life

by HeatherAshley on Apr 11, 2008

I am a Senior in the College of Business majoring in Business Management, I actually never sit down and read a book ever! When I received this book in the mail I thought that it was going to be a complete bore, but as I sat down to read it I was amazed. This book had more information other than just ... More


A Classic That Deserves Every Manager's Attention

by TGriffin on Jan 9, 2008

I have bought and given away several copies of this book. I cannot give a higher endorsement. The format of a novel (one of the first in this genre) makes the book an easy read and puts the lessons taught in a highly digestible format. I have used the principles multiple times to focus effort and ... More

by flyingace on May 3, 2007

Excellent book, introducing lean concepts is an easy to read format. More



by motasim on Mar 26, 2007

Here is a book that pioneers new thinking in Business Mangaement. This Book gave birth to a remarkable new Set of Managment Gudelines- Theory of Constraints. Goldratt explains his theory (now a valid and widely accepted technique than merely a theory) in the form of a story. This book is highly remmended ... More

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