Red Hat CEO calls The Goal his “favorite business book ever”

Red Hat CEO and The GoalJim Whitehurst, Red Hat CEO and author of The Open Organization, recently told Business Insider that Eli Goldratt’s business novel The Goal is his “favorite business book ever.” The former chief operating officer of Delta, who now manages the largest open source software company in the world, noted that Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints remains relevant in today’s technology world.

“The book is really about lean manufacturing, but Goldratt’s concepts are being applied in today’s tech sectors, too. You can see them in DevOps and its holistic approach to accelerating the development of software products and services.”

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Amazon CEO Had Top Execs Read Goldratt Classic The Goal

Screen Shot 2013-10-08 at 10.52.38 AMIn an interview about the release of the Kindle Fire Tablet, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos talked about the all-day book clubs he hosted with top Amazon executives, and how the three titles he choose provided “frameworks for sketching out the future of the company.” Bezos discussed this management approach in an on-air interview with CNBC Tech Correspondent Jon Fortt, who revealed the three titles in a subsequent Linkedin Today article.

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