When I met the Man Who helped Save My Company

In Lean Manufacturing, American Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

Andy Ratner on June 11, 2013

Inc magazine logoDrew Greenblatt's latest column in Inc. magazine about a friend and mentor, author Eli Goldratt, who died at the too-young age of 64 two years ago today:


Eli Goldratt and Drew Greenblatt, April 2011 Eli Goldratt and Drew Greenblatt, April 2011

"I ran into a business consultant at a conference -- we were the only two folks from Maryland and we started chatting. I asked him about any useful books he’d recommend and he mentioned Eli Goldratt’s. I listened.

Goldratt was a physicist and management theorist whose iconic management book, “The Goal,” had already sold 3 million copies by then. His fictionalized account about how a beleaguered plant manager succeeds by discovering “lean manufacturing” is required reading not just on factory floors but in hospitals, schools, halls of government and corporate board rooms. That book -- and Goldratt himself -- were transformative for my company." ... Read more

Author: Andy Ratner
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