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The Goal – Chapter 20 – Bob Donovan Coaches Change, Julie Rogo Waffles

“Why don’t we go ahead with the easier things right away and see what kind of effect they have while we’re developing the others.” Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 19 – Change

Rogo begins the chapter at home and picks Jonah up from the airport. Highlight “Alex, there are two ways that the ideas I’m giving you won’t work. One is if there isn’t any demand for the products your plant makes.” … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 18

We start with grandma Rogo and move back to the plant for some inspection and review of lines and products. Highlights “I don’t know. We’ve never done it that way before.” Planning for a new product often identifies an optimal … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 17

We start at the Rogo home, then move to the plant where a subassembly needed by Smyth requires attention. Page by Page P124 – “Even I know how to make pancakes.” Sharon to Davey – it’s hard not to like … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 16 – Why hate Julie Rogo?

The most important part of this chapter is that we learn Rogo’s daughter’s name – Sharon. Julie is not a likable character, but as someone who has experienced similar relationship issues it might be that these scenes hit too close … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 15 – Herbie and Teamwork

Rogo chaperones the scouts and reflects on the lessons he can apply from hiker speeds to his plant. Read 13 and 15 together. Teamwork isn’t an explicit thread in The Goal – but this chapter shows how Goldratt approaches the … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 14 – A Very Boring Dice Game

Still on his scout troop, Rogo creates a very boring dice game. This was one of Goldratt’s teaching methods. It is dull. Instead of reading the chapter, play the game on your own. Highlight And the system gets further and … Continue reading

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