27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
This book is a rip-off!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Theory of Constraints and How it Should be Implemented (Hardcover)
I was actually angry after dropping twenty dollars on this incoherent brochure for the Goldratt institute's seminars. The book is written in such a way that it actually manages to avoid any substantive discussion of the implementation of the Theory of Constraints - instead describing how a Goldratt trained specialist has the skills to make it work. Imagine buying a book on how to change the oil on your car - then discovering the book reads, "First take your car to our Jiffy Lube center, Next watch our Jiffy Lube expert as he expertly lubes your car in a jiffy, lastly return home in your car."
If you want to actually understand the Theory of Constraints beyond Goldratts excellent novels - pick up H. William Dettmer's book "Goldratt's Theory of Constraints." It is everything that this book should have been and more. I cannot stress enough how clearly and lucidly Dettmer explains all of the diagrams and "Thinking Tools" that Goldratt litters through his novels. Armed with Dettmer's book and Goldratt's novels you will be in good shape to apply the concepts to any situation.