Eli Goldratt Books

The late Eli Goldratt, the creator of the Theory Of Constraints has made an important contribution to manufacturing improvement and more general business improvement with the TOC principles.

After you’ve read books like The Goal or Critical Chain, it seems so obvious that if you want to get more improvement for your buck, you need to concentrate your attention on the one constraint that is holding back your business the most.

It’s Not Luck introduced the TOC Thinking Processes and these are very powerful when used although personally, I wasn’t keen on the It’s Not Luck book.

Critical Chain by Eliyahu Goldratt

by Paul Simister on June 20, 2011

I was reading Critical Chain when the author, Dr Eliyahu Goldratt died. The Theory of Constraints guru focuses his attention on project management in Critical Chain after looking at constraints in the production process in The Goal and in the marketing strategy in It’s Not Luck. Review of Critical Chain by Eliyahu Goldratt Again it […]


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It’s Not Luck by Eliyahu Goldratt

by Paul Simister on June 15, 2011

I read “It’s Not Luck” when it was first published in 1994, I read it several times since and unfortunately I still think it’s  a disappointing book. I loved “The Goal” by Eli Goldratt. It is an insightful business book which revealed simple and powerful ideas through a fast paced and engaging story. It brought […]


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The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt and Jeff Cox

by Paul Simister on June 14, 2011

“The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement” by Eliyahu Goldratt and Jeff Cox is an absolute classic book for anyone who is concerned with improving the performance of a manufacturing business or with business improvement in general. First published in 1984 this book introduced the world to the Theory of Constraints and how much of […]


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