53 pages 1 hour read

Eliyahu M. Goldratt

The Goal

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1984

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Before You Read

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In The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Alex Rogo, a plant manager facing potential plant closure due to inefficiency, seeks help from his former professor, Jonah. Through Jonah's guidance, Alex learns to identify and manage bottlenecks, improves his plant's performance using the Theory of Constraints, and navigates personal struggles to achieve professional success and personal reconciliation.

Reviews & Readership

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The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt is lauded for its engaging narrative approach to complex business concepts, making operations management accessible and practical. Critics appreciate the clear illustration of the Theory of Constraints but note that its storytelling style may not appeal to all readers. Overall, it effectively blends education with entertainment.

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Who Should Read The Goal?

Readers who relish The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt often have keen interests in business operations, process improvement, and the Theory of Constraints. Comparable titles include The Toyota Way by Jeffrey Liker and Lean Thinking by James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones, which also explore efficiency and organizational excellence.

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Book Details


Business / Economics