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Publisher's Summary

Since it was first introduced in the multi-million-copy best seller The Goal, Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt's Theory of Constraints (TOC) has emerged as one of the most flexible and effective approaches to management and problem solving in the corporate world. Now taught in business schools everywhere and successfully used in companies of all sizes around the world, TOC has changed the way a generation of professionals maximize profits and resources by focusing on and clearing the constraints that get in their way.

In Beyond The Goal, Dr. Goldratt elaborates on his profoundly influential theories in a straightforward, practical, and pragmatic presentation designed to help you put these powerful ideas to valuable use. Speaking with the brilliance and insight that has made him a sought-after teacher and top consultant, Dr. Goldratt addresses some of the most asked-about elements of understanding and applying TOC, including:

  • The basic assumptions of TOC
  • Why management assumptions must be changed to obtain lasting, bottom-line results
  • What is necessary and sufficient to establish a foundation for future success
  • The rules of operations, project management, and distribution
  • How to implement TOC as a holistic approach to continuous improvement

Whether you're new to Dr. Goldratt's philosophy, or a TOC veteran looking for fresh strategies for turning turn concepts into consequences, Beyond The Goal makes it abundantly clear why joining the Theory of Constraints revolution has never been easier, or more important for your company and your career.

© Eliyahu M. Goldratt; (P)2005 Gildan Audio, a division of Gildan Media Corp.

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  • Manoj
  • Bensalem, PA, USA
  • 09-10-08

Best Book on Supply Chain

I read the original book and now this one. It is good primer on the areas of MRP, ERP, Logistics, Supply Chains and Software. Goldratt is very opinionated and passionate. I have spent 10 years being a consultant to many companies in the same fields and I can confirm that he is the very best in this speciality. He is the Peter Drucker, Tom Peters and Stevan Covey combined for the Supply Chain space. I wish audible.com would introduce more Supply Chain and Project Management books such as this one.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Justin
  • Andover, KS, USA
  • 03-16-07

A fair listen

Book is ineresting but nothing compared to the Goal. The bar was set high!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • James
  • Goodyear, AZ, USA
  • 03-14-07

Sales pitch...

The audio book covers various examples and concepts of the goal, TOC, Critical Chain and concludes in an offer for consultants to help your company develop strategy alignment. It has an interesting dialog on complexity and how using the scientific method can help formalize the conflict (root cause) and overcome major obstacles (find the silver bullet). Fundamentally, it is a six hour sales pitch.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Time to employ a voice-over artist

With all due respect to Goldratt, I found it very difficult to understand him with his very strong accent. Time to employ a voice over artist.

7 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Stephen
  • west pymble, Australia
  • 01-19-09

Foolish Error

I am such a big supporter of Eliyahu Goldratt and he is an exceptional person. However this audio book is nothing short of a disgrace, for a smart guy he has an egotistically blind spot that is just sad. He is a terrible terrible terrible narrator and makes a good message awful, I think buying this book in audio format would be a terrible error.

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Loved it

This lecture fits perfectly for what we have going on at work. Eli has such a good sense of humor, he is easy to listen to. I call this power packed.

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beyond the goal is awesome

if you have read The Goal this is a must read to follow on, it is the cream on the cake.

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Not a audio book

It was a recording of his seminar. You even hear people talking in the background.

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words of a genius.

if you enjoyed the goal and wanted to learn more, this is something to listen to. he expounds on all of his ideas. the way he speaks with metaphors is kind of hilarious sometimes.

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  • AalvarezP
  • LEWISVILLE, TEXAS, United States
  • 01-14-13

Great Book

What made the experience of listening to Beyond the Goal the most enjoyable?

I was hoping to hear more detail from him with all his experience. Not disappointed but a little under-satisfied.

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  • BlackApple
  • 05-24-12

More of a Lecture than a book

Whilst there is good material in this recording it very quickly gets old hearing the presenter refer to diagrams/charts you can't see as he is presenting live in front of an audience here ... The initial guidance says there are files that can be downloaded with the PowerPoint slides: I can't find them and got no response when I emailed audible to ask for them.

If you like the late Dr Goldratt's self-assured delivery (i'm OK with it) you'll like this. For others a conventional book may be a better place to start

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • adam
  • 10-28-15

An excellent overview of the Theory of Constraints

What did you like most about Beyond the Goal?

Eliyahu gives an excellent talk on the principles of TOC and relates his talk expertly back to his books "The Goal" and "It's Not Luck". The books opened my eyes to the world of Business Improvement and this talk has cemented the principles in my head.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Most definitely. Eliyahu talks passionately about his topic which drew me in and made me never want to stop listening.

Any additional comments?

If you haven't read any of Eliyahu's books then this is an excellent introduction to his Theory of Constraints which I am completely convinced will make you want to read his books and addopt his methods of improving work flows. If you have already read his books then this talk is a great listen to cement the theories in your head and remind you of the guiding principles.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-25-17

Highly Effective mode of learning!

Great eye opener!
very well constructed & well received.
Summarization of previous works of Dr Goldratt included with personal narrative.