If operations research, cost accounting, business metrics, manufacturing, and asset utilization are interesting topics for you, you're in for a treat with The Goal. It's a novel.
The audiobook uses different readers for each role. The feel is like a radio play. It's a 100% first-class audio production.
As a novel, it's not great literature. But it's great as a spoonful of sugar to cover topics most people would not find interesting. The novel format makes the technical material interesting, making it a brilliant execution for a business book.
It's not really all that technical, but the Theory of Constraints is counter-intuitive to a lot of people. Common and traditional measures of efficiency often give rise to bad decisions. I've seen this first hand. The Theory of Constraints is a model for avoiding those bad decisions. Everyone with any responsibility for cost accounting or running operations needs to be familiar with the Theory of Constraints. There's no more pleasant way of doing that than reading The Goal.
This book desperately needs editing down. Far too many words for too little content.
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