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Noah Blumenthal: Be the hero (2009, Berrett-Koehler Publishers) 5 stars

Review of 'Be the hero' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Change Your Stories - Change Your Life

This book is about helping people choose to be an "everyday hero". It is told in the format of a parable.

No one is free from challenges both at work and life. we all have tough moments, times when we become angry and frustrated with the world.

The key message in this book is not that 'stories' are a panacea. We cannot solve all our problems by living in a 'fantasy' world. However, the tools discussed in the book, can help the reader tell better stories, and by telling better stories, can lead us back onto a path of happiness and success.

The book follows the fictional character 'Jeff', described as a 'good guy with talent and high hopes'. Although the story is fictional, you may find it easy to relate. On Jeff's journey he meets an old friend 'Martin' and who teaches …

Jeff Cox, Eliyahu M. Goldratt: The Goal (2004, North River Press) 4 stars

The Goal is about new global principles of manufacturing. It's about people trying to understand …

Review of 'The Goal' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Eli Goldratt & Jeff Cox brings to the business world, what Albert Einstein brought to Physics. In his book the character of Alex learns about the Theory of Constraints from his mentor 'Jonah'. Through a series of events (and stresses) in Alex's life, he carefully examines the ongoing processes within the fictional company of Unico and to what extent these processes meet 'The Goal'.

This was my first business novel, and it is what lead me to many other business novels down the road..sort of the 'gateway drug' of the business novel.

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