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In this intriguing business novel, which illustrates state-of-the-art economic theory, Alex Rogo is a UniCo plant manager whose factory and marriage are failing. To revitalize the plant, he follows piecemeal advice from an elusive former college professor who teaches, for example, that reduction in the efficiency of some plant operations may make the entire operation more productive. Alex's attempts to find the path to profitability and to engage his employees in the struggle involve the listener; and thankfully the authors' economic models, including a game with matchsticks and bowls, are easy to understand. Although some characters are as anonymous as the goods manufactured in the factory, others ring true. In addition, the tender story of Alex and his wife's separation and reconciliation makes a touching contrast to the rest of the book. Recommended for anyone with an interest in the state of the American economy.

©1984 Original material © 1984, Revised 1986, 1992, 2004, 2014 Goldratt1 Ltd. "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants" © 2008 Eliyahu M. Goldratt. (P)2014 (p) 2014 Goldratt1 Ltd.

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  • Wooden Nichols
  • 03/05/2015

The Goal - still relevant today

I read this book 20 years ago, and while the story has a lot of remnants from the 1980s that don't translate well to todays modern world, the concepts demonstrated through fixing the broken factory are still true today as they were then. It should be required reading or listening to anyone who works in a leadership position in their careers regardless of the field they work.

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  • California Dreaming
  • 04/04/2015

Great lessons packed inside of a well told story

I really enjoyed this book...and I'm not even in the manufacturing industry! I'm working on my own food business right now. I think there's a little something here for everyone who's looking to increase efficiency in a counter intuitive way.

Also, I really enjoyed the way the story was told and I appreciate all of the extra effort that went in this audio production.

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  • Dan Collins
  • 23/03/2017

Reinventing Production for Us IT Dummies

I am an IT manager and I am getting into DevOps. This book came up more than once in my research so I gave it a try even though I am not in fabrication and production. At least, that's what I thought until I listened to this book. What I love about this book is that the fictional narrative allows the protagonist to "blow-up" his manufacturing plant's way of doing business. Of course, he isn't trying to blow it up, he is just trying to make it perform. But Goldratt teaches us that some things, some processes we entered the profession with, some metrics that have served us well for years - need to be blown-up and more importantly, replaced with something useful. Listen to this book and find out not necessarily what the new metrics should be - but how to discover them for yourself.

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  • Amanda
  • 18/07/2017

This book changed the way I think

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What a book. The idea of textbook flipped on its head and turned into a narrative. The ideas for the manufacturing plant I think are transferable to many other endeavors. When you ask the question - what is my goal here, and then go through the thought process outlined, amazing things happen. A great author, thinker and contributor to many businesses bottom line.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10/03/2017

Great education on metrics to make decisions

This is a great book on how to look at things from a different direction and pay attention to value drivers you may not be watching. I wished I read it twenty years ago.

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  • Gabe Graumann
  • 08/01/2019

Decent concepts, but unnecessarily dramatized

Purchased following all of the positive reviews and the whole "30th anniversary" marketing. Ultimately it has a handful of good thoughts on systems and processes, and viewing things from a new perspective, especially related to American manufacturing concepts, but the dramatization of the narrative got old quickly and stretched what should otherwise have been a book of less than 5 chapters. Plenty of other resources out there will accomplish the same thing unless you really like cheesy business drama in the line of afternoon soap operas.

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  • Stuart
  • 06/01/2019

Unlistenable

Returning this immediately, multiple voice actors rarely work, and the combination of multiple voices and background music is cacophonous.

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  • E.
  • 24/07/2017

Outstanding! One of the best I've ever listened to.

It was like watching a screenplay with different characters and plot lines, and the lessons are crystal clear. Recommended to anyone interested in understanding the science of Process in any business.

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  • Juan
  • 17/07/2017

A business classic

A Must book for executives and business people who want to improve their business acumen.

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  • sanjay bhatt
  • 07/05/2016

the best book for an engineering company

make your company profitable and also enjoy your Family Life after reading this book. enjoy

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  • Robert T Offline
  • 20/07/2015

Great book

Great book - a lot of learnings in an entertaining way, highly recommended, a business book of a different kind, not only applicable to production

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  • Jan Fritsche
  • 19/06/2020

Soundeffects!

This review concerns only the audiobook version, in case this pops up on Amazon for the actual book. For some reason they have added sound effects. Not few, and not quietly in the background. Someone really wants you to understand that the reader (who also got some weird reverb effect as if he's in an empty cave) is in some sort of steelworks machine parts factory, with all the glorious noise behind it, including an industrial A/C. Unless you're resilient to this sort of acoustic "enhancement", stay away and buy a readable version. Disregard the stars I gave for the actual content, I stopped listening after an hour, will ask Audible for a refund and follow my own suggestion above.

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  • George K
  • 23/04/2019

Smart tactics easily explained

In easy to understand english explained concept . So even a child can get it . This concept will help you improve your goal performance . And explaining you everythink throu 3 character exposition

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22/08/2018

great story, great reader

really liked the way of a story was being told. really drags you into it and makes you finish a book in few days

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  • Christoph
  • 03/07/2018

Must read

One of the most valuable books I ever read. Interesting story, easily understandable. Can yield great benefits in business and personal life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19/01/2018

Excellent comnent in perfect format.

Not only for plants. Digital and customerr service businesses can use these lessons also. very good