IndustryWeek “Best Plants” Use TOC

Theory of Constraints Deployment“More than one-third of respondents have extensively implemented it, and more than 80% are making some use of TOC,” reads the Benchmark Brief sent out in the February 18, 2014 edition of Industry Week’s Continuous Improvement newsletter. The brief points out that despite the fact that Eli Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints may not “garner the same attention as lean manufacturing or Six Sigma,” its employment by Industry Week’s Best Plants winners and finalists is “robust.”



Amazon CEO Had Top Execs Read Goldratt Classic The Goal

Screen Shot 2013-10-08 at 10.52.38 AMIn a recent 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 discusses 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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Marlin Steel President’s Tribute to Eli Goldratt featured in Inc. Magazine

Goldratt Theory of Constraints“Transformation comes in unexpected places. I met the father of the ‘Theory of Constraints’ just once, but his impact was profound.”

In “The Man Who Saved My Company,” published this week in Inc. magazine, Marlin Steel President Drew Greenblatt pays tribute to Eli Goldratt, who passed away on June 11, 2011.

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NEW! Epiphanized: Integrating Theory of Constraints, Lean and Six Sigma

by Bob Sproull published by North River Press Goldratt BooksEpiphanized: Integrating Theory of Constraints, Lean and Six Sigma, by Bob Sproull and Bruce Nelson, is a blue print for systems improvement that is based on a combination of three approaches: the Theory of Constraints, Lean and Six Sigma. The book is structured as a business novel, but the authors include a very active Appendix for those readers who want more technical know-how and details for how the various improvements tools and principles that are woven into the story line work.



Social Thinking titles garner awards

Social Thinking BooksTwo titles published by North River Press are among the 2012 International Book Awards winners announced by JPX Media Group in Los Angeles, California, on May 23, 2012. Both titles are from our Social Thinking Books division.

Socially Curious, Curiously Social is the winner of the IBA’s Children’s Mind/Body/Spirit category. Co-authored by Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke, this anime-illustrated guidebook is written for teens and young adults to learn how the social mind is expected to work in order to effectively relate to others at school, at work, in the community and even at home. Socially Curious, Curiously Social was also named a finalist in the Awards’ Youth Issues category.

Social Thinking at Work, another title co-authored by Garcia Winner and Crooke, was named a finalist in the Best New Self-Help and Self-Help General categories. In this groundbreaking book, the authors describe the inner workings of the social mind in the workplace and decode the hidden rules of the social world by explaining how we think about our own, as well as other people’s thoughts and emotions.