The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement (Revised, 30th Anniversary)
Written in a fast-paced thriller style, 'The Goal' contains a serious message for all managers in industry and explains the ideas which underline the Theory of Constraints developed by the author.
ELIYAHU M. GOLDRATT is an Israeli physicist, inventor, and philosopher whose unconventional approach to business management has made him one of the most sought-after consultants in the world today. Through his lectures and writings, as well as his work with such corporations as General Motors, Ford, Proctor & Gamble, and AT&T, Dr. Goldratt continues his crusade to teach businesses to re-examine their basic assumptions in order to compete effectively in the new global market place. Jeff Cox is the co-author or author of seven works of business fiction, which include"The Goal", "Zapp", "The Quadrant Solution", "Heroz", "The Venture", "Selling the Wheel" and "The Cure". Both "Zapp" and "The Goal" ranked first and second, respectively, on a list of bestselling business books from the 1990s. Jeff and his family live near Pittsburgh, PA.
NEWS: Friday Links(ish)
Posted October 21, 2011, 6:21 PM with category of General BusinessWhile Dylan is relaxing on his honeymoon in Costa Rica, I'm going to take a stab at my version of Friday Links. Enjoy! There has been a lot of talk both online and around the water cooler about the New York Times article "Amazon Signs Up Authors, Writing Publishers Out of Deal" published earlier this week that made the bold statement: Amazon. Read more
NEWS: Jeff Hayzlett's Business Library
Posted April 27, 2010, 6:35 PM with category of General BusinessIf you know who Jeff Hayzlett is, it is probably from his appearances on television or his Twitter footprint. But the chief marketing officer of Kodak is now venturing into the wonderful world of analog with his new book, The Mirror Test: Is Your Business Really Breathing? , being released by Business Plus in May. Read more
JACK COVERT SELECTS: Jack Covert Selects - Velocity
Posted January 15, 2010, 7:03 PM with category of General BusinessVelocity: Combining Lean, Six Sigma, and the Theory of Constraints to Achieve Breakthrough Performance by Dee Jacob, Suzan Bergland & Jeff Cox, Free Press, 310 Pages, $26. 00 Hardcover, January 2010, ISBN 9781439158920 In physics, velocity is a simple equation: speed + direction = velocity. AGI-Goldratt Institute’s new book, Velocity, takes that simple equation and applies it to business: operational speed + strategic direction = immediate gains. Read more
NEWS: Tweet-a-tweet-Tweet Recap
Posted May 1, 2009, 7:05 PM with category of General BusinessWe posted quite a bit over on twitter this week. We tried pulling together what we saw people saying about business books, recommendations for business books and some ideas around the future of publishing at large. Here is the what we found: # Authors 4 #followfriday @gladwell @stevenbJohnson @danielpink @alanmwebber @jack_welch @suzywelch @johncmaxwell @tonyrobbins @Rich_Dad about 4 hours ago from web # RT @TalentAcquisit The Art of War by Sun Tzu is 1 of the best business strategy books. Read more
NEWS: 100 Best: Jack interviews Jeff Cox, co-author of The Goal
Posted May 1, 2009, 7:02 PM with category of General BusinessIn this podcast, Jack Covert talks to Jeff Cox about how he got involved in co-authoring the book The Goal -- a parable about the Theory of Constraints, and how people can overcome barriers to make more money. Enlightening and revolutionary still today, the book itself sold over 2 million copies. Listen to the podcast to hear about some of the idea gems found in the book. Read more
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