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It's Not Luck (edition 2002)

by Eliyahu M. Goldratt

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Title:It's Not Luck
Authors:Eliyahu M. Goldratt
Info:Gower Publishing Limited (2002), Paperback
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If you enjoyed the Goal (i.e., you haven't forgotten Herbie), you'll enjoy this follow-up. It doesn't repeat the same stuff and is very interesting. ( )
  datrappert | Oct 18, 2016 |
Alex Rogo, the hero of The Goal, has had a great year, having been promoted as the Executive Vice President of UniCo, a diversified conglomerate with the responsibility of managing three recently acquired companies. His team of former and new associates is in place and the future looks secure and exciting.
Due to a shift in policy, the Board of Directors decides to sell the three companies. Alex is given the responsibility to turn the three companies around in order to fetch an attractive return. Alex faces a cruel dilemma. If he succeeds, the companies can be sold for a good price; if he fails, the companies will be closed. Either way, Alex and his team will be out of work, caught in a lose-lose situation. In addition, at home he is faced with challenges of a father having to deal with two teen-aged children!
How Alex applies the The Theory of Constraints to Sales, Marketing, Inventory Control and Business Strategy, to eventually emerge a winner, forms rest of the story.
As Alex grapples with problems at work and at home, we learn the full scope of Eli Goldratt's powerful Thinking Process techniques for solving problems using his (Goldratt's) Current Reality Tree, which incorporates UnDesirable Effects (UDEs), and then a Future Reality Tree. It also teaches one how to use a Transition Tree to move from Current Reality to Future Reality. Some excellent business wisdom is presented including techniques like Vendor Managed Inventory. The user will find these techniques effective not only in business application but at a personal level as well.
  rajendran | Feb 10, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0884271153, Paperback)

Cash is needed and Alex Rogo's companies are to be put on the block. Alex needs to complete the turnaround of his companies if they can be sold for the maximum return: if he fails they will be closed down. This text highlights the techniques needed to survive at home and at work.

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In this sequel to Goldratt's great business novel "The Goal," Alex and his team have all been promoted into the key positions in the faltering Diversified Businesses group in their conglomerate. The whole company is faltering, and great pressure is put on Alex and the team to turn their businesses around. The story emphasizes the Thinking Processes from "The Goal," and he devotes much of his attention to demonstrating the relevance of the theory of constraints to marketing, sales, inventory control, distribution channels, strategic alliances, and conflict resolution.… (more)

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