"After a second of hesitation I add, 'It wouldn't be bad to learn how to manage my life, but I'm afraid that would be asking too much." 'Why too much?' says Jonah to my surprise. 'I think that every sensible person should want to learn how to manage his or her life," (The Goal, p. 263) In The Goal, the main character, Al, is forced to adopt commonsense approaches to save his manufacturing plant from closing, while at the same time dealing with a deteriorating family situation. Using the logic taught to him by his mentor, Jonah, Al saves both the plant and his family. This logic included locating bottlenecks, reducing waste, and defining objectives for obtaining the goal.

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Refereed conference proceedings, Contributions to Practice, Primary Author, Proceedings of the Seminar 1 Conference -- Professionally Managing Personal Chaos, with Laura L. Cook, 9B-12B, May, 2002 Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

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