Tuesday, May 19, 2009
This novel beats most business books
I can't remember who recommended The Goal to me. I was recently thinking about some of the most useful books I've read. And this popped into my mind. I read it a couple of years ago. It is written as a novel. And is based on manufacturing - something I've no experience in, or any real interest in.
However, I strongly recommend it to you if you are a manager or business owner. Over at Amazon.com, I see it has a 4.5 star rating from 326 people. Not bad at all.
It is about a plant manager that needs to turn things around before he is closed down. It is also about discovering what decisions need to be made, and the consequences of these decisions. If you've read and liked books like The 80/20 Principle or Moneyball - you'll enjoy this.