"Anyone who doesn't snap up a copy is missing a wonderful opportunity for professional and personal development." -- Assembly
"Critical Chain will revolutionize project management." -- World Aero-Engine Review
"Critical Chain's powerful yet simple techniques...solve project management's toughest problems." -- James R. Holt, Professor of Engineering Management, Washington State University
"Eli Goldratt's first novel, The Goal, shook up the factory floor...Goldratt essentially adds a discipline for understanding what drives project performance and therefore what the focus of a project manager's attention should be." -- Harvard Business Review
"This book (Critical Chain) is valuable to two main audiences: project managers and senior managers... useful for dealing with one of the most difficult and pressing management challenges: developing highly innovative new products." -- Harvard Business Review
One of the world's most sought after business leaders - author and educator, Dr. Eli Goldratt. 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.
What a wonderful book it is. Worth reading three times.Published 14 months ago by Dr Kanayalal Raina
Like "The Goal," by the same author this book is excellent. If you don't think that you can learn about business from a novel, then you are wrong. Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2008
As with the Goal, the concepts that Goldratt uses to proselytize are a subtle mix of concepts that are on the border of being completely natural to the reader. Read morePublished on Feb. 11 2004 by M. Tillman
I got this book for my "excellent work". Initially I thought it was going to be boring, but it turned out it is reasonably well written and interesting. Read morePublished on July 21 2003 by Maarten Hofman
The "business novel" writing style is a good way to learn new concepts and enjoy a good story at the same time. Read morePublished on May 29 2003 by bsrstone
This book is as painful to read as The Goal is delightful. As the old saying goes, "If you've got a good thing, you might as well beat it into the ground. Read morePublished on Feb. 25 2003 by Geoff P. Willis
This book was absolutely phenomenal. The storybook style of Goldratt made this a superbly easy read, much UNLIKE typical tech manuals. Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2003 by Jackie Weaver
Surpisingly, few of the reviews here touch on the quality of the writing in Critical Chain. In The Goal, Goldratt had the help of Jeff Cox to write a book that was not only... Read morePublished on Feb. 17 2003 by NauticallyObsessed
The points this book makes are great - once you wade through the "fable" part. The rambling discussions of the characters often makes it hard to focus on the concept being... Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2003 by Tim F