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Necessary But Not Sufficient: A Theory of Constraints Business Novel

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After reading the newspapers and following the oscillations of the stock market, it becomes apparent that hi-tech companies are of a different breed. Never before have the chances of making a fortune been so realistic and never before have large companies been so fragile. What is really going on inside these hi-tech companies? What types of pressures and challenges are they facing? And how do they cope?

Computer software providers, especially the ones that specialize in handling...

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Overview

After reading the newspapers and following the oscillations of the stock market, it becomes apparent that hi-tech companies are of a different breed. Never before have the chances of making a fortune been so realistic and never before have large companies been so fragile. What is really going on inside these hi-tech companies? What types of pressures and challenges are they facing? And how do they cope?

Computer software providers, especially the ones that specialize in handling the data needs of organizations, are prime examples of these volatile companies. In the nineties we witnessed their growth from small business into multi-billion dollar giants. No wonder investors were attracted.

In 1998 it was easy for such companies to raise as much money as they wanted. But now, investment funds have dried up. Why? And more importantly, is there a way to reverse the trend? This book gives the answers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780884271703
  • Publisher: North River Press Publishing Corporation, The
  • Publication date: 11/28/2005
  • Pages: 231
  • Sales rank: 277,489
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

One of the world's most sought after business leaders - author and educator, Dr. Eli Goldratt has been described by Fortune Magazine as a "guru to industry" and by Business Week as a "genius". His charismatic, stimulating, yet sometimes unconventional style has captured the attention of audiences throughout the world. Eli is a true thinker who provokes others to think.

Eli Goldratt is the creator of the Theory of Constraints (TOC) and is the author of 8 books, including the business best sellers The Goal, It's Not Luck, and Critical Chain. Goldratt's Theory of Constraints is used by thousands of companies, and is taught in hundreds of colleges, universities, and business schools. His books have sold over 3 million copies and have been translated into 23 languages. Goldratt's fascinating work as an author, educator and business pioneer has resulted in the promulgation of TOC into many facets of society and has transformed management thinking throughout the world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2005

    he does it over and over again!!!

    how can someone think with so much clarity?. Dr. Goldratt i have a dearth of words to express my awe for you

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2002

    Highly Relevant to Today's Business Climate

    As a consulting manager at one of the largest IT consulting firms, I am constantly under pressure from customers to show value for what once was a handshake deal. Eli, once again, takes Constraint Theory and applies it to the real world. His techniques and great ability to tell a story in the parable format really help the reader to gain a deep understanding of the subject matter. I use his ideas all the time, with great success, in showing customers future top and bottom line improvements during the sales cycles. Thank you for the excellent book and I look forward to the next.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2002

    A Book Necessary to Read

    Wounderful book. All business people/employers/employees should read this book. It really makes you understand what technology really does to a business. (Good and Bad sides of it. Also 1) how to fastly react to change 2) we should break the rules/standards that aren't useful anymore 3)And to survive in today's businesses,you always have to expand and be one step ahead of the competition.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2000

    NBNS is certainly 'Urgent & Important'

    We have been hearing about the technological provess of the ERP systems that the market leaders are offering. Still, there are many clients who have not got the promised/desired results from the ERP. Why ? Is it b'cos of the ERP package or the implementation team ? ERP/APS on its own is no panacea... Goldratt & his co-authors have struck at this very right point in NBNS. It says Technology is Necessary, But not sufficient. We need something more. We need to relook at our business rules, measurement indices when we go for the techno-solutions. The transformation of ERP/APS and the implementation team itself from a mere business/techno-solution provider to a bottom-line improvement enabler is etched very well. The importance of revising measurement indices like 'throughput-dollar-days' & 'inventory-dollar-days' is explained in very simple and wonderful manner. Certainly, a recommended read !

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