Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Beyond the Goal: Eliyahu Goldratt Speaks on the Theory of Constraints” as Want to Read:
Beyond the Goal: Eliyahu Goldratt Speaks on the Theory of Constraints
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Beyond the Goal: Eliyahu Goldratt Speaks on the Theory of Constraints

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  430 ratings  ·  34 reviews
The author of the bestselling "The Goal" offers insights into the theories--including the Theory of Constraints--that have captivated business people around the world. Unabridged. 8 CDs. ...more
Audio CD, Read by the author, 0 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Your Coach In A Box
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Beyond the Goal, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
Igor Rudnytsky It's Goldratt's explanation how to change organizations to accept changes and implement TOC management. It's not a novel, but quite interesting to lis…moreIt's Goldratt's explanation how to change organizations to accept changes and implement TOC management. It's not a novel, but quite interesting to listen. (less)

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.08  · 
Rating details
 ·  430 ratings  ·  34 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Beyond the Goal: Eliyahu Goldratt Speaks on the Theory of Constraints
Tjen Wellens
This audiobook is just brilliant.
The mental model about limitations alone is worth listening to it.

""Technology can only bring benefits if and only if it diminishes a limitation."
And that you have to abolish the old rules that helped you cope with that limitation, or you won't benefit from it.

That's just a small part of it.
Shhhhh Ahhhhh
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I came to the review page expecting a rating and a review that I would have to write under only to find that I evidently read this before I made rating and reviewing a mandatory step in my reading process.

There are a few takeaways from this on a second read and keeping in mind that this represents novel developments from the other works in existence. Goldratt has continued the process of ongoing learning in his own work. We got the other TOC books (not Critical Chain, etc but the ones that revi
Bjoern Rochel
May 04, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
I listened to the audio book from audible. It's basically a recording of a series of lectures Goldratt must have given somewhere in the early 200x. I've read 'The Goal' before and expected some more insights into the process of uncovering the constraints.

I was a bit taken back by the way Goldratt presents the content. Sometimes sarcastic, sometimes aggressive. Other times it even sounds as if frustration is shining trough. I'm also a bit skeptical about the claim that he has found the silver bu
Feb 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: business, 2017
A few brilliant points
Bob Wallner
This interview with Dr. Goldratt has sat on my audible queue for close to 4 years. I have started listening to it on several occasions and stopped. It challenged my thinking and I don't believe I was ready for that, until now.

Dr. Goldratt is a genius there is no doubt. Although known as a physicis and father of TOC, Dr. Goldratt is more than that. He is a philosopher! His book, The Goal, he tells the story of how TOC can save a plant. In Beyond the Goal he discusses, in a lecture format, many of
Jason Nash
Oct 02, 2018 rated it liked it
If you have read The Goal which is more like a story then your usual business book and found it too focused on a story. This might be a better fit such a great book and so amazing that few business leaders understand the theory... its counter-intuitive in many respects. An audio program that really highlights and challenges your fundamental assumptions. The accent can be hard for some people especially if your listening in a car. You need to think whilst your listening to this it can not just wa ...more
Vlad Ardelean
Aug 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: business, ex-prio
Short, plenty of good ideas, but the author seems to defeat his own ideas and for me, the confidence of the author is slightly irritating.

A few ideas that stuck:
To make the engineers efficient, you should give them as much work as possible.
To make sales efficient, give less work to the engineers, so they can assist the sales people. (queueing theory - after around 50% of of the engineer's time is scheduled, lead times start increasing exponentially. When around 80% of the engineers' time is sche
Jack Vinson
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another book from Eli Goldratt - well this time it is about 5 hours of audio from a lecture series where he presents his thinking 20 years after the publication of The Goal. Why does it work? What challenges prevent it from catching on? How would he approach it now? (published in ~2003).

More details in my blog review:
Richard Sweeney
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Key concepts from the original book 'The Goal' are updated with respect to Enterprise Software. While dated, many of the concepts remain breakthrough approaches at many organisations e.g. Changing Organisations to be able to implement TOC e.g. understanding that the new software is not enough, the business must change the way they do things to reap the rewards ...more
Oct 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
All the ideas of Goldratt clearly exposed in a incredibly short time (some hours).

Brilliant, inspiring, if you happen to face resistance to change in a technological environment, this book is for you.

Uses a frontal lesson approach but it's so dense of content you will need to take notes (lot of notes).
Daniel Olshansky
May 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Eliyahu provides an actionable approach, with real-life examples on how to build a business. He lays everything out clearly, concisely, and I love the Israeli chutzpah to present things as they are without beating around the bush.

Absolutely loved it, and is one of the few books I plan to relisten to within the next year.

Full review coming soon!
Natalie Stark
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Unabridged and unfiltered Goldratt in a lecture series. I love the candor and passion he embodies. His theories are solid and his experiences are exceptional. Remarkable lecture series peppered with actionable insights.
Niels Philbert
Oct 08, 2018 rated it liked it
I listened to the audio version of this, and found it an interesting insight into how passionate Mr. Goldratt was about his theory (TOC). You can really hear it in his voice. That's a great addition to his business novels. So this an add-on that you will enjoy if you like his way of thinking. ...more
Roel Stalman
Mar 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Good follow up to his incredible business novel "The Goal". Goldratt's passion for TOC is clear and palatable. Beyond the Goal is a great opportunity to absorb some of his vast TOC implementation experience. ...more
Stein Karlsen
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: management
Great audio book that builds on the Goal
Nikolay Theosom
Jul 23, 2019 rated it liked it
kinda interesting, but it's mostly his self absorbed ranting about this previous book, which gets tiring at some point ...more
Ciprian Dobre-Trifan
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: management
Nice work on bringing The Goal into real world concrete examples and tracing a path of logic and insights beyond production to management, marketing, sales, supply chains, software and integrators.
Gustav Bertram
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Takes the implicit lessons from The Goal and Goldratt's other books, and makes them explicit. Highly recommended. ...more
Aneesh Sharma
Jul 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Daniel Noventa
Jul 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
Good review of the goal. More rambling than content, imo, but still good.
Sam Motes
Dec 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: business-reads
This is a collection of audio recordings of Goldratt building on the TOC theory beyond the introduction he gave in his novel "The Goal" that introduced the concepts to the masses. His discussion on the nirvana promise of ERP to collect data and standardizing across the silos of business versus the reality of the adverse impact of the bad decisions it could drive since it drives local optimal rules due to data availability that could be detrimental to the overall complex business was enlightening ...more
Caroline Gordon
Goldratt is a great speaker, he has strong convictions and explains them really well. There is some real gold in the last few chapters about company strategy and getting everyone committed, a mix of group dynamics and working personally with different types of people to get their buy in.
This is a great way to get an overview of Goldratts work presented in a form that is intended for audio presentation.
Max Moore
May 07, 2016 rated it did not like it
In this recording, Goldratt reveal himself as an aspiring cult leader, shouting, preaching, sermoning as if he has found The Ultimate Truth of Everything. He fell in love with his own ideas to the point of taking them as unquestionably true and complete. This is a sad recording. Instead, read his previous books, more modest and more relevant.
Tadas Talaikis
Apr 07, 2015 rated it did not like it
Oh damn again. Audible started to suggest s...t, weems I've read all worthwhile and not yet known non-fiction. And this is not audiobook, rather seminar/webinar. Tried to listed second time and I hate it. It's like reading newspapers. ...more
Sergey Shishkin
May 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Good series of recorded lectures by Eli Goldratt himself. Gives a good overview of the ideas behind the theory of constraints and the critical chain. Probably need to listen to it again after reading other Goldratt's books. ...more
Jul 28, 2010 rated it liked it
A class on manufacturing strategy that has found a home in many business school curriculum(s). With some thought, it will challenge how we think about the optimization of dynamic systems.
Peter Williams
Jan 16, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: business-finance
Feb 14, 2011 added it
Ivan Dimitrov
Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Very hard theoretical material, but one of the best in the series. Must read at least 2-3 Goldratt books before you can understand everything.
Rick Yvanovich
The Goal was great, and like the title Beyond the Goal is better than great. Wish there was a Beyond, beyond the Goal!
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win
  • The Unicorn Project
  • Beyond The Phoenix Project: The Origins and Evolution Of DevOps (Official Transcript of The Audio Series)
  • Team Topologies: Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow
  • Radical Focus: Achieving Your Most Important Goals with Objectives and Key Results
  • Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Practice and Principles
  • Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers
  • Project to Product: How to Survive and Thrive in the Age of Digital Disruption with the Flow Framework
  • Making Work Visible: Exposing Time Theft to Optimize Work & flow
  • Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation
  • Thinking in Systems: A Primer
  • Accelerate: Building and Scaling High-Performing Technology Organizations
  • Invent and Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos
  • An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management
  • The DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations
  • The Lean Product Playbook: How to Innovate with Minimum Viable Products and Rapid Customer Feedback
  • Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders
See similar books…

Goodreads is hiring!

If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.
Learn more »
Eliyahu M. Goldratt was an educator, author, physicist, philosopher and business leader, but first and foremost, he was a thinker who provoked others to think. Often characterized as unconventional, stimulating, and “a slayer of sacred cows,” he urged his audience to examine and reassess their business practices with a fresh, new vision.

Dr. Goldratt is best known as the father of the Theory of Con

News & Interviews

Need another excuse to treat yourself to a new book this week? We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. To create our...
38 likes · 7 comments