Theory Of Constraints Books

I find the Theory of Constraint (TOC) very attractive logically and use it in my coaching.

Here are my Theory of Constraint book reviews.

You’ll see that I have mixed feelings about some and if you are new to the Theory of Constraints, then you really should start by reading The Goal.

Yes it is about a manufacturing business which is where the Theory of Constraints has its origins but I think the ideas are mostly easily understood in this setting.

Thinking For A Change by Lisa Scheinkopf

by Paul Simister on July 14, 2011

I’ve recently read Thinking For A Change: Putting The TOC Thinking Processes To Work by Lisa J Scheinkopf. I wish I’d read it years ago. It goes into detail on the Theory of Constraints (TOC) thinking techniques which were introduced in the It’s Not Luck business novel. My Introduction To The TOC Thinking Processes I […]


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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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