53 pages 1 hour read

Eliyahu M. Goldratt

The Goal

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1984

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Essay Topics


What is Alex’s definition of productivity at the beginning of the novel? How does it differ from Jonah’s, and how does Alex’s definition change over the course of the novel?


Now that Alex has rescued the plant, what do you think his next steps will be at his new job? Will he be successful? Explain your reasoning.


Analyze the relationship between the hike (Chapters 12-15) and Alex’s struggle at the plant. How does the hike force him to see his problems differently?