Business Success is no Accident: Here are the 5 Steps – My Takeaways from The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt

First Friday Book Synopsis

Goldratt & Jeff Cox. Goldratt Jeff Cox The Goal: A Process of Ongoing ImprovementLast Friday, I presented my synopsis of the business book classic, The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. It is a genuine multi-year best seller, and now I know why. It is an incredibly useful, helpful, practical book. Written in fable form, it is set in a factory, but, [.]. Randy's blog entries Eliyahu M.

“The fat kid is the bottleneck!” – (Eli Goldratt’s The Goal, and a thought about expertise)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Randy's blog entries bottlenecks efficiency Eli Goldratt operations theory The Goal(Hint: read all the way to the end to get the point of this blog post – about expertise and experience). The book The Goal is a “business classic” we somehow have missed at the First Friday Book Synopsis. I am rectifying this, and will present this book at the August First Friday Book Synopsis. [.].


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Coming for the August 3 First Friday Book Synopsis – Platform, & Goldratt’s The Goal

First Friday Book Synopsis

Goldratt first friday book synopsis Jeff Cox Michael Hyatt Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World Robert Greenleaf servant leadership Seth Stevenson The Goal: A Process of Ongoing ImprovementHere are two important business success issues: #1 — how do I successfully get people to listen to my message? and #2 — how do I find, and get rid of, whatever is slowing us down in our company? Solve these 2 issues, and your path to business success becomes a little clearer. At the [.].

3 Days with Drucker, Christensen, & Goldratt, & Your Leadership Team – another Brilliant Idea from Jeff Bezos

First Friday Book Synopsis

So, how do you stop and think in this too-much-information-to-assimilate-all-at-once world? You spend a day – a full day – focused on one book. And, what books do you focus on for a full day? Books that have “stood the test of time.” Not necessarily “really old books,” but books that have been around long […]. Randy''s blog entries

The Power of Storytelling: 10 Authoritative Perspectives

First Friday Book Synopsis

Frank Dale Carnegie David Armstrong Dostoevski Doug Lipman Eliyahu Goldratt George Lakoff Howard Gardner Lead with a Story Mark Johnson Patrick Lencioni Paul Smith Stephen Denning The Power of Storytelling: 10 Authoritative PerspectivesMy guess (only a guess) is that whenever a list of the greatest storytellers throughout history is compiled, Charles Dickens would be among those included.

Systemically Non-Systemic: COVID-19 through the Deming Lens

Deming Institute

Goldratt describes a constraint as “the limiting factor that prevents a system from moving closer to achieving its goal.” Dr. Goldratt offers five focusing steps to mitigate constraints and facilitate ongoing improvement in organizations.

The Radical Leap Re-Energized: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries “A Daily Handbook for Extreme Leaders” “Doing-Knowing Gap” Eliyahu Goldratt Jeffrey Pfeffer No Limit Publishing Patrick Lencioni Rabbi Hillel the Elder Robert Sutton “The Knowing-Doing Gap” Steve Farber The Radical Edge The Radical Leap The Radical Leap Re-Energized: A Story That Will Change the Way You LeadThe Radical Leap Re-Energized: A Story That Will Change the Way You Lead Steve Farber No Limit Publishing (2011) “If I am not for myself, then who will be for me?

Robert S. Becker: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Robert S. Becker PhD founded Becker Multimedia, simulations and serious games — to enhance job competencies and performance. He advises clients on learning strategy, leads the implementation of instructional technology and produces engaging interactive multimedia content. He also helps propagate organizational mission and vision by applying his expertise in employer branding, customer experience management and [.].

ROAR! : A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Turner Eliyahu Goldratt How to "break through all that noise and visual stimulation to get to the core of the customer” John Wiley & Sons Kevin Daum Matthew May Patrick Lencioni ROAR! ROAR! Get Heard in the Sales and Marketing Jungle Kevin Daum with Daniel A.

Surviving the Serengeti: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Goldratt Florida State University it’s doing the right thing.”) Surviving the Serengeti: 7 Skills To Master Business and Life Stefan Swanepoel John Wiley & Sons (2011) A parable for success that sometimes requires a perilous journey of self-discovery Fables may well be among the earliest forms of storytelling and remain popular among several business thinkers, notably Stephen Denning and Patrick Lencione. Personally, I have [.].

Making Innovative Teams


One exception to this is Eliyah Goldratt’s The Goal and after an initial reading of Grivas and Puccio’s The Innovative Team: Unleashing Creative Potential for Breakthrough Results , I may have another exception. I’m not the biggest fan of business fables. Most provide generic advice in the form of a poorly written narrative.

Are you a Scientist or an Engineer? Things to think about.

Mike Cardus

Eli Goldratt ‘The Choice’. There are three lines from recent reading and research I’m doing that keep haunting me and have made me explore my frame of thinking and consulting. How do I approach team building ; as a scientist? as a engineer? In what ways might I serve to create a bridge for teams and managers to understand their view and use that to achieve results?