Wednesday, March 21, 2012

An update on Epiphanized......

I wanted to share the first three reviews posted on for our new book Epiphanized:  Integrating Theory of Constraints, Lean and Six Sigma.  Bruce and I are very proud to tell you that all three of the reviews were 5-star ratings.  Here they are copied and pasted directly from

By Philip Marris - The best TLS novel so far, January 30, 2012

This review is from: Epiphanized: Integrating Theory of Constraints, Lean and Six Sigma (Paperback)

At last a book that correctly presents the three main industrial performance improvement approaches - TOC, Lean and Six Sigma - explaining why if you use a combination of the 3 you will have a system that will enable you to improve much faster and reach higher levels of performance.

The book has a "business novel" format very similar to the The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt. Everything moves very fast; changes happen on a day to day basis because that is what TLS enables. As a result it has a "hard to put down" edge to it you will not find in other books.

I think this book is going to have a very significant impact on industry.

Philip Marris

By Clément H - Get it, read it, enjoy, March 20, 2012

This review is from: Epiphanized: Integrating Theory of Constraints, Lean and Six Sigma (Paperback)

I recommend this business novel to every curious and enthusiast spirit, whether or not they've read The Goal before.

In my humble opinion, this piece of work is a remarkable contribution to the continuous improvement field. Compared to The Goal for applying TOC, I think this business novel gave more clues about how to apply the principles of TLS. The appendix for instance was a very valuable complement, and I surely appreciated it. My interpretation is The Goal was more meant to be a teaser, whereas Epiphanized focused both on convincing AND giving a more concrete toolbox to every reader; and I believe Bob and Bruce succeeded very well on this, Bravo !

By alpha22222 - Better than The Goal!, March 16, 2012

This review is from: Epiphanized: Integrating Theory of Constraints, Lean and Six Sigma (Paperback)

Excellent book. Broken into two books in one. It helps better calrify the Thinking Processes.
Although there are several typos, they don't take away from the rich content.
This book should be read by the incoming freshman at Harvard Business School. It is already recommended as a reading requirement to be used in conjunction with Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt courses.
Many thanks to the three reviewers!
Bob Sproull


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