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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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The Goal – Chapter 10 – Throughput Accounting 101

Rogo is back in his plant working with his team on the concepts he has talked through with Jonah.  They are simplifying their financial reporting and learning how to focus their resources. Highlights “You’re still accounting for it. It’s just … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 09 – Robots

Chapter 9 returns us to the factory as Rogo tries to uncover what is going on in his plant. Highlights “Tell him absolutely not,” I say. Late is better than wrong. Late can be forgiven – wrong is never forgotten. … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 06 – Improving Metrics Create Visibility

[Click for a chapter-by-chapter summary of the whole book.] Chapter 6 takes us back to the plant, where our narrator meets with his controller to re-evaluate financial numbers.  Then he returns late to home where he misses his daughter and … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 05 – The Worst Corporate Meeting

“They’re out there renting warehouses to store all the crap they’re buying so cost-effectively.”  Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 04 – Introducing Jonah in an Airport Flashback

With Chapter 04, the reader is 10% in to Goldratt’s classic and the pattern and story structure are getting clearer. This is a two-week flashback to an encounter with a former professor. Rogo is on his way to a presentation … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 03 – Awful Corporate Meeting

[Visit the full Chapter by Chapter Summary!] In the first two chapters, Goldratt has set the stage with a troubled plant combined with the demands of family life. Chapter 3 is short. Our narrator, Rogo, faces a dreaded event – … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 02 – Defining Process

A page by page review of the highlights of Chapter 2 of Goldratt’s classic, “The Goal” which introduces the Theory of Constraints. #toc Continue reading

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