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Confusion: Covid Constraints

Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints continues to show its versatility and can even be applied as a tool to understand Covid-19 and the current global public health quagmire. What is the Goal? Early on experts stated clearly that humanity cannot control … Continue reading

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Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People, Video Shorts: Don’t Criticize, and Admit When You’re Wrong

Video 1: Don’t Criticize, Condemn or Complain (Carnegie Video Short: Don’t Criticize or Complain) (Link to the written summary) Video 2: If You’re Wrong, Admit It (Carnegie Video Short: If You’re Wrong, Admit It) (Link to the written summary)

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Chaos, Confusion, Corona, & Covid-19: Farr’s Law of Small Numbers

One year ago, on Thursday, March 12 – I left work for what seemed might be an extended two-week ‘snow day’. A year later, much has changed – Massachusetts has yet to reopen, many big cities still do not have … Continue reading

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Goldratt’s The Goal – Just the Plot; The First 10 Chapters in One Minute

Learn the basics of the Theory of Constraints in Goldratt’s classic book. Continue reading

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Goldratt’s The Goal – Chapter by Chapter Video Summaries Covering The Theory of Constraints

Stuck on a problem? The Goal helps find solutions by teaching you The Theory of Constraints – loved by MBA programs and manufacturers around the world. Continue reading

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Goldratt’s The Goal, Video Summary: Chapter 40 – The End

The fastest way to read The Goal, and the absolute fastest way to learn The Theory of Constraints. Read a written summary of Chapter 40. Christenssen’s great paper that describes the outputs of an organization as a function of its assets … Continue reading

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Goldratt’s The Goal, Video Summary: Chapter 39 – Planning

The fastest way to read The Goal, and the absolute fastest way to learn The Theory of Constraints. Read a written summary of Chapter 39.

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Goldratt’s The Goal, Video Summary: Chapter 38 – $10,000,000

Alex Rogo gets loose and goes after a $10,000,000 deal to make use of the capacity he’s freed up using the Theory of Constraints. Continue reading

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Goldratt’s The Goal, Video Summary: Chapter 37 – 5 Rules of Constraints

The fastest way to read The Goal, and the absolute fastest way to learn The Theory of Constraints. Read a written summary of Chapter 37.

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Goldratt’s The Goal, Video Summary: Chapter 36

The fastest way to read The Goal, and the absolute fastest way to learn The Theory of Constraints. Read a written summary of Chapter 36. STEP 1. Identify the system’s bottlenecks. [Constraints!] STEP 2. Decide how to exploit the bottlenecks. (That was … Continue reading

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