The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement
by Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Jeff Cox
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Danielle Morrill's Review:

This is a list of the books, essays, blog posts, articles, podcasts, etc. that have had an outsized impact on my thinking in life and business. I am trying to figure out a good way to organize this, right now it is just a tiny part of my collection but definitely a set of books that I find myself suggesting to people over and over again.

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Joel Spolsky's Review:

The management training program we're starting up here at Fog Creek will take about three years and will be relatively intensive. Among other things, there will be a required reading list consisting of about 75 books (we're working on the theory here of one book every two weeks). We're trying to collect a combination of

  • the best business books of all time
  • the best software management books of all time
  • and every worthwhile history of a software/computer company that we can find.

This is my very first-draft list. By the time we get started a lot of these books will be replaced with better books, I hope; if you have any suggestions please feel free to email them to me. 


Steve Blank's Review:

I’ve yet to meet a manufacturing person that does not reference The Goal when talking about lean manufacturing principles first. It’s a book inside a novel – so it humanizes the manufacturing experience.


Jeff Bezos's Review:

An exposition of the science of manufacturing written in the guise of the novel, the book encourages companies to identify the biggest constraints in their operations and then structure their organizations to get the most out of those constraints. The Goal was a bible for Jeff Wilke and the team that fixed Amazon’s fulfillment network.