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The Goal: A Business Graphic Novel Kindle Edition
"The Goal is the #1 business book of all time and the graphic adaptation makes this timeless classic and its powerful ideas even more accessible. If you only read one business book, it should be this one." - Verne Harnish, Founder Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) and author of Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0)
"A compelling adaptation of Eli's seminal work. This book should be required reading for CIOs, CTOs and technologists the world over." - Kevin Behr, Chief Science Officer at PraxisFlow and co-author of The Phoenix Project
"The Goal has never been more relevantfor organizations that rely on technology. The original is a must-read, and now the graphic novel is another path to understanding the Theory of Constraints. I'll be adding this to my recommendations list!" - Dr. Nicole Forsgen, CEO and Chief Scientist at DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA)
"Prior to reading The Goal, I worked for three governors and ran large organizations, budgets, and enterprises across almost every area of government. I tested seemingly endless improvement methodologies with little success. However, once I began applying the principles taught in The Goal, I began to see enormous jumps in my organization's performance - not just once - but time after time." Kris Cox, Executive Director, Utah Governor's Office of Management and Budget
"An illustrated and abbreviated version of Dr. Goldratt's revolutionary thought process may seem counterintuitive, but the visual representations bring the basic concepts of Theory of Constraints to life." - Gary Adams, Director, Delta Connection TechOps at Delta Airlines--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
ABOUT ALIYAHU M. GOLDRATT
Dr Eli Goldratt's book, The Goal, has been a bestseller since 1984 and is recognised as one of the bestselling management books of all time, having sold over 7 million copies worldwide. Eli Goldratt was the author of many other books including the business novels, It's Not Luck (the sequel to The Goal), Critical Chain, Necessary but Not Sufficient and Isn't It Obvious?
Dr Goldratt was the founder of TOC for Education, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to bringing TOC thinking and tools to teachers and their students (www.tocforeducation.com) as well as Goldratt Consulting (www.goldrattconsulting.com).
ABOUT THE SCRIPTER
Dwight John Zimmerman is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, edutor and president of the Military Writers Society of America. He has written more than a dozen books, including Lincoln's Last Days, the #1 New York Times bestselling adaptation of Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly, and Uncommon Valor: The Medal of Honor and the Warriors Who Earned It In Afghanistan and Iraq which won the 2010 Military Writers Society of America Founder's Award, the organisation's highest honour. He has written more than 300 articles on military history, as well as comic book stories for Marvel Comics and other comic book publishers.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
As art director and designer for CBS Records, Byron Preiss Visual Publications and DC Comics, illustrator Dean Motter has created a plethora of award-winning book and record jackets. As a graphic novelist he is best known for Terminal City, The Prisoner, Batman: Nine Lives and his seminal creation, Mister X. He has illustrated non-fiction comic books for the Davis S. Wyman Institute and the Los Angeles Holocaust Museum, including The Book Hiter Didn't Want You To Read and Karski's Mission: To Stop the Holocaust.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B072YC37WC
- Publisher : North River Press Publishing Corporation (August 8, 2017)
- Publication date : August 8, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 23781 KB
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- Print length : 143 pages
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- Best Sellers Rank: #103,870 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This past spring here in the bunker, a colleague emailed me and asked if I had ever reviewed “The Goal” by Eli Goldratt. Reviewed it? I’d never even heard about it. (Yikes). He recommended this bestselling business book—and I immediately ordered it. He said it “reads somewhat like a Lencioni novel and is relevant for every organization and leader.”
But…full confession. I cheated and ordered the business graphic novel of “The Goal.” Big print and pictures. Just 130 pages. This “Introduction to the Theory of Constraints” will be immediately applicable to anyone with too many moving parts, too many spinning plates, too much or not enough inventory, and keeping the whole team moving in the right direction—at the right pace.
How did I miss this important book? Apparently, others have missed it also. Read the front page story in the Aug. 21, 2020, edition of The Wall Street Journal: “Why Are There Still Not Enough Paper Towels?” (The answer: blame lean manufacturing.) Maybe P&G didn’t make “The Goal” required reading. (Jeff Bezos does.)
Verne Harnish, author of my 2018 book-of-the year, “Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t (Mastering the Rockefeller Habits 2.0),” gushes: “The Goal is the #1 business book of all time and the graphic adaptation makes this timeless classic and its powerful ideas even more accessible. If you only read one business book, it should be this one.”
The author, Eliyahu M. Goldratt (1947-2011) is known as the father of the Theory of Constraints (TOC), “a process of ongoing improvement that continuously identifies and leverages a system's constraints in order to achieve its goals.” A bestseller since 1984, the book has sold more than seven million copies worldwide.
“The Goal” is one of Time Magazine's “25 Most Influential Business Management Books.” (I’m only half-way through that list. Yikes, again.)
The author’s business novel approach is brilliant. The interesting (and often humorous) story makes TOC understandable.
• 3 measurements
• Bottlenecks and non-bottlenecks
• Wrong assumptions: “workers must produce 100 percent of the time…”
• Maximum stupidity (the difference between utilizing a resource versus activating a resource): “So running a non-bottleneck machine to its maximum is an act of maximum stupidity.”
• POOGI (Process of OnGoing Improvement): “There is always room for better results.”
• The 5 Focusing Steps of the Theory of Constraints
Technical? Yes. You may not manage an industrial plant, but you might lead a Scout or family hike one day with a dozen campers who hike at different speeds. Insightful? Yes—the real life hiking example turns complexity into a manageable process and cleverly explains The Theory of Constraints.
Did I mention this? “Jeff Bezos has made “The Goal” required reading for his top executives at Amazon, where it has been called ‘a bible’ for the team behind the company’s fulfillment network.” And “Fortune Magazine” compared “The Goal’s” leading character to “Obi-Wan Kenobi instructing Luke Skywalker on the use of the force.”
Hopefully this is enough to inspire you to read the book—or delegate the reading of the book to someone on your team.
Highly recommended both for newcomers to the Theory Of Constraints and experienced practitioners who will be able to use it to seduce and teach this "common sense" (which is not so common) approach to management.
There isn't as much repetition as the original, so if you need to have multiple examples before something clicks then you may still want the old version. I have also had people say they can't relate the specific example in this book to their own situation, which is another reason to use the long version. If you just want to get a quick overview for the Theory of Constraints then this will help start the conversation.
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Wish more books could be written this way!