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Necessary But Not Sufficient Paperback – October 1, 2000
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
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Eliyahu M. Goldratt was the creator of the Theory of Constraints and the author of the bestsellers The Goal, It's Not Luck and Critical Chain. Carol A. Ptak is a leading authority in the use of ERP and Supply Chain tools to drive improved bottom line performance, Ms Ptak's expertise is well grounded in over two decades of practical experience as a successful practitioner, consultant and educator in manufacturing operations. Eli Schragenheim is one of the pioneers of TOC and is recognized as an authority in ERP related simulations. He has published several papers in academic and practitioner journals and has delivered hundreds of workshops for managers. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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This book gives I.T. professionals and anyone wondering about the value of their computer systems an incredible business education in a fast-paced 4 hour read. Not only does it do a brilliant job of explaining the problems, but it even gives tangible solutions.