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It's Not Luck Paperback – January 1, 1994
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The book provides a brief introduction to the Thinking Processes, which are used to examine conflicting logical arguments, and develop a workable solution, satisfactory to both sides. Within the book, the methodology of the Thinking Processes is applied to both business dilemmas, and to that of parent/teenager relationships. It's all about building understanding between people with differing perspectives, and the variety of situations to which it is applied clearly illustrates the versatility of Goldratt's methods.
If you found "The Goal" valuable, you'll like this one, though w/o Jeff Cox, the writing isn't quite as good as the Goal. To continue your journey into the world of TOC and the TP (Theory of Constraints and Thinking Processes) look for books by H. William Dettmer. No novel formats in Dettmer's books, that I've read, but much more thorough explanation of TOC.
For TOC on project management, check out Goldratt's "Critical Chain"!
It is occasionally said of an especially well-written business book that "it reads like a novel." What we have here IS a novel. Never before have executives had more to read and less time for reading.Read more ›
The book's main story is interesting, and will keep you turning the pages. If you only read this as a novel about the caring manager and parent as a hero, you will find this to be a five star book.
If you want the book to help you learn new methods, you will find it not too beneficial. The examples are developed at such a level of generality that you will probably learn little from them. I graded the book down two stars for this weakness. Most readers won't know any more about how to create advantaged business models at the end of the book than they did at the beginning, except that they are to remember to apply the lessons from The Goal to all of their businesses.
The concepts that the book suggests are all perfectly valid and helpful ones. The first notion is to think of your customer and yourself as one entity.Read more ›
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As usual, Goldratt does an excellent job applying his time-tested principles to a new field. This may be what he is best at actually, even more than developing concepts in the... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Tiago
I read his last book "The Goal" years ago and found it to be an excellent read and full of insights. Read morePublished 2 months ago by B. Bonine
There are many nuggets of ideas and it's written in a story format that is so exciting you will not want to put down the book. It is highly recommended for all entrepreneurs.Published 3 months ago
Gold raft is awesome! Read everything you can get your hands on.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
One of the clearest descriptions of logical thinking processes to solve any problem you face. A must read for any and everyone.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Loved this book just as much as The Goal. It is a great concept and a fun way to learn it.Published 11 months ago by Madden