It’s Not Luck. Eliyahu M. Goldratt. North River Press.

It's Not Luck Book Cover It's Not Luck
Eliyahu M. Goldratt
North River Press
January 1994

Alex Rogo has had a great year: he was promoted to executive vice-president of UniCo with the responsibility for three recently acquired companies. His team of former and new Associates is in place and the future looks secure and exciting. But then there is a shift of policy at the board level. Cash is needed and Alex’s companies are to be put on the block. Alex faces a cruel dilemma. If he successfully completes the turnaround of his companies, they can be sold for the maximum return, but if he fails, the companies will be closed down. Either way, Alex and his team will be out of a job. It looks like a lose-lose situation. And if he doesn’t have enough to deal with, his two children have become teenagers!

As Alex scrambles with problems at work and at home, we begin to understand the full scope of Eli Goldratt’s powerful techniques, first presented in The Goal, a million copy best-seller that has already transformed management thinking throughout the Western world. It’s Not Luck reveals more of the Thinking Processes, and moves beyond The Goal by showing how to apply them on a comprehensive scale.

This book will challenge you to change the way you think and prove to you that it’s not luck that makes startling improvements achievable in your life.

Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt is an internationally recognized leader in the development of new business management concepts and systems, and acts as an educator to many of the world’s corporations. He has been described by Fortune as “a guru to industry” and by Business Week as a “genius.” He is the originator of the Theory of Constraints (TOC) and his ideas have revolutionized the way an increasing number of companies work.

In addition to his pioneering work in manufacturing management, he holds patents in other areas, ranging from medical devices to temperature sensors.

Dr. Goldratt is a frequent contributor to industrial and scientific journals and has lectured extensively to companies and at universities in Britain, continental Europe and the USA.