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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. Last 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, [.].

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EBM: Constraints

LDRLB

Goldratt that is geared towarding help organizations continually achieve their goals. Though Goldratt is still the main driving force behind the development and practice of TOC (sometimes labeled “constraint management”), there is a network of individuals and small companies loosely coupled as practitioners around the world.

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Making Innovative Teams

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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.

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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'

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

Mike Cardus

Eli Goldratt ‘The Choice’. Image Credit – Image Credit. humbly arrogant. Humble to have the conviction that you don’t know; arrogant to have the conviction that you can develop the knowledge. – The scientist sees themselves as a tiny spot of intelligence surrounded by a vast see of ignorance. Thomas F.

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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.

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

First Friday Book Synopsis

(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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