“The Goal” is an engrossing narrative that is changing management thought in the Western world. Alex’s struggle to rescue his factory is more than compelling reading.
It delivers a serious message for all industry managers and discusses the concepts that underpin Eli Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints (TOC).
Reaching Your Goals Quotes
-Due to some issues, I can’t tell him about my personal life.
-“Sit down,” he says as he turns away from the door. This entire time, I’ve been standing.
-I take a seat in one of the chairs in front of the desk, where guests would normally sit and spend their time.
-Al, this isn’t my hometown. I don’t hold the same sentimental attachment to it as you do.
-I finally move around her and wrap my arms around her.
-We both remain silent for a few minutes as we stand together.
-When she stops crying, she takes a step back and turns to face me.
-It’s a little dismal in the centre of town.
-After we’ve completed, you should have a good notion.
-If your plant fails, the value of your education will obviously be minimal, and you will owe me nothing.
-However, if you learn enough from me to make billions, you should compensate me proportionately.
-The streets are lined with sooty, falling old brick structures.
-Several storefronts are either abandoned or covered in plywood.
-There are numerous railroad tracks, yet there are few trains.
-As a result, accommodation fees and extra meals will be incurred.
-Our company’s future hinges on our capacity to boost productivity.
-Market share is more important than sales as a goal. If you have the largest market share in your industry, you will have the best sales.
-To offload stockpiles, a corporation may sell at a loss or for a modest profit above cost.
-If the goal is to make money, then any action that takes us closer to that goal is productive (to use Jonah’s terminology).
-Saturday morning, I open my eyes to a dismal green blur. My son, Dave, appears in the blur, clothed in his Boy Scout uniform. He’s squeezing my arm.
-I’m trying to figure out how to do this when I observe a kid rolling a pair of dice at one of the other tables.
-This hike isn’t about seeing who can get there the quickest. The plan is to go there as a group. Out here, we’re not a group of individuals. We’re a group.
-I’m staring at the dark bedroom ceiling after midnight when I hear a car pull into the driveway.
-I get from my bed and sprint to the window. The headlights are arcing back toward the roadway by the time I arrive.
-It’s just an odd person who has turned around. The automobile takes off.
-Looking down the table at the expressions on their faces, I can tell they’re perplexed by what I’ve said.
-It’s like if I just proved that two plus two equals four and you still don’t believe me.
-That night, I’m home by ten o’clock. I’m depressed, yet I’m at home.
-Then I realise there is only one woman. I get from my seat and proceed to the phone, where I stare at it for about five minutes.
-I was just wondering if there would be any damage in us seeing one other once in a while, while you’re making your decision.
-I head back to the office, fuming, to have Donovan paged so I can figure out what went wrong. I pass several lathes on the way and there he is, chatting to Otto the foreman.
-Al, I’m not sure what our aim is or should be, but I believe we both see that there must be some type of need between us.
-It isn’t just common sense, though. We do things every day that are in direct opposition to the established manufacturing rules that most people follow.
-You can be making money temporarily. But, if you’re truly running your plant this way, I don’t see how you’ll be able to keep it profitable for long.
-True, we didn’t name them improvement projects, but I don’t think that’s the most important distinction.
-I believe the issue lies in our differing interpretations of the term “improvement.”
-The other place where we have relatively long lines is in front of resources with limited capacity.
-These resources provide some red-tag parts to the bottlenecks, but they also work on a lot of greentag parts, which are parts that go to assembly rather than through the bottlenecks.
-The same source provided local efficiency, optimal batch sizes, product pricing, and inventory evaluations.
-More the number of people more the scope for improvement.
-Arguing is a form of wasting your own time.
Reaching Your Goals Quotes
-No one cares about our explanations. Everyone wants to see the damn outcomes.
-It is hard to watch the people you know to get stronger day by day and you get exactly the opposite.
-Are you eager enough to waste your time or do you want to spend it on something productive?
-Want to forget about something bad? Go out and have dinner.
-Do not waste your time fighting with the losers.
-What do I get if they feel good? Nothing
-If I do not start working right now, I am going to be on the streets in a couple of months.
-I am still in the same clothes I was in two weeks ago. Sometimes, time freezes.
-His face revealed the secret that he does not remember me now.
-Has the recession taken place due to the installation of the robots or are we not worthy enough for it? That’s where the question lies.
-By the time you start to grow, you have already started for achieving your goal.
-The target is to make ourselves as much useful as we can.
-Making people work means the same as making your own money.
-Ever thought ob how to plan to get something in return after investing? If not then do it now. You got time.
-I hope all your friends in your class do well exactly as you. Simultaneously, each soul is unique.
-Never walk away in front of me when I am saying something.
-Do not worry mother, nobody has died. So there is no need to cry upon everything
-Do you remember my address when I was in college? No? That hurt.
-How do I find my target? After that how do I achieve it? Simple, just believe in yourself.
-Please tell me his name again. I do not remember the names of everyone. I’ve got other works
-They are carrying equipment used for mechanical purposes, not battles or wars.
-If you have any problems, which I know you do, staying up till late at night is not a solution to that.
-Your target is just to make money. So keep focusing on that and leave the distractions behind.
-She becomes fierce only when it comes to me. It’s okay. People get jealous of other’s success.
-I do not want a conversation on that right now. That time is way gone.
-You have to watch out and care for everything in this world. Be it living or non-living.
-We are supposed to eat our lunch at 12 in the afternoon. Because that is the rule and rules are meant to be followed.
-Even though he is old, he has got shiny hair and a body of steel.
-Always make your decisions based on your priority.
-You have got to do some digging for the inventions.
-Always try to give a plan of an update to the union.
-If you ever think that something is not working, take a break and get it to work.
-If you could not do this thing, you should probably have gone to the next one without staying idle.
-It is not always mandatory that your materials will arrive at the specified location.
-Do not take many headaches about the people. Just keep them busy.
-If you can do the right thing by breaking the rules then do it. Nobody is going to stop you.
-Our growth is reflected in the way we work and how ahead of time we are during work.
-The products with high priority will have a red mark on them. Make sure to have a red mark on yourself in life.
-Give up everything for your success no matter whatever it takes.
-How is everything? It better be good amongst all this bad news.
-Do not care about rumors. They just come and go.
-May I ask the reason for your getting out in the dark? You might be lonely. Aren’t you?
-When you think everyone is gone, just blink once. You will see everyone again by your side.
-When you have no clues about your upcoming actions, just talk a walk and relax your mind.
-Do errors. It is okay. But have your excuses ready.
-Our actions can make us touch the sky or hit the rock bottom, either of the two.
-It hurts when your old friends start complaining about you.
-“I am not quite sure about this.” Make sure about it in such cases.
-We need to deliver the whole task in two weeks. Have trust in yourself. It is possible.
-We are going to conduct a staff meeting at the very beginning of this month. It is better to plan than commit mistakes.
-You always put a smile up my face when you write to me.
-To figure out a solution of the problem, we must put our thoughts together and show some teamwork.
-It is really hard to maintain a face without any expressions.
-Anything that is accessible in this world can be handled by changing its priority.
-Try to figure out the roots of a problem to come up with better solutions for those.
-Time is limited when it comes to solving an issue.
-When you are so sure about something, give it a second thought. You might change your mind.
-It didn’t bother me in the least. For a long time, as a controller, I questioned the veracity of cost accounting.
-Our organisations’ complexity nearly ensures that there aren’t many of them. In any case, the S in parentheses at the end of the term ‘constraint’ will take care of it.
-We had all of the information; we just didn’t have a thought process that would require and guide us to evaluate them early in the game.
-Only a small percentage of our order intake has outstanding commitments for very quick delivery periods.
-We went out of our way just two weeks ago to get them to quote two weeks.
-They didn’t have a lot of faith at the time.
-They will now abandon the entire sales campaign as a result of this.
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