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Teaching the world to think

An excerpt of the “Introduction to the first edition of The Goal” by Eliyahu M. Goldratt

… I view science as nothing more than an understanding of the way the world is and why it is that way…. Understanding of our world is not something to be pursued for its own sake, however. Knowledge should be pursued, I believe, to make our world better – to make life more fulfilling…

… I wanted to show that we can all be outstanding scientists. The secret of being a good scientist, I believe, lies not in our brain power. We have enough. We simply need to look at reality and think logically and precisely about inconsistencies, between what we see and deduce and the way things are done. This challenging of basic assumptions is essential to breakthroughs. …

Progress in understanding requires that we challenge basic assumption about how the world is and why it is that way. If we can better understand our world and the principles that govern it, I suspect all our lives will be better…


Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt Foundation

The TOCICO board wishes to honor Dr. Goldratt’s commitment to ever flourishing TOC knowledge and the TOCICO by announcing its intent to form the Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt charitable foundation. This foundation will fund fellowships in applied research for the practical application and advancement of knowledge of the theory of constraints. Dr. Goldratt’s life goal was to teach the world to think. The foundation would continue his work and fund the development and recognition of the next big ideas.

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TOC for Education

TOC for Education is a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing thinking tools that are simple enough for children and profound enough for the educators who lead them. TOC for Education is a volunteer organization that pays its operating expenses through seminars, training and donations from individuals and companies who wish to improve the education of youth. 100% of your donation will go directly to the TOC for Education work.

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