Getting an understanding of the concepts in the book "The Goal" is essential. If you have time constraints and don't have time to read the book then I highly recommend getting or renting the video "The Goal". This 45 minute video covers all the main points of the book. Below is a link to the Goldratt Institute where this video can be purchased or rented. The Goal - video link

In no special order here they are:

The starting point of TOC. If you don't have time to read the book then view the video.
This book covers the basics: the 5 focusing steps (5 step problem solving), change, cause and effect and evaporating clouds.
A case study of improvement using TOC and Lean concepts.
A case study of improvement using TOC and Lean concepts. I really like this book.
If you want to learn more about the Thinking Process this is a good book. A lot of real world examples to study.
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Other TOC Books I have read include:

It's Not Luck; Eliyahu M. Goldratt

The Haystack Syndrome; Eliyahu M. Goldratt

The Race; Eliyahu M. Goldratt

Critical Chain; Eliyahu M. Goldratt

Necessary But Not Sufficient; Eliyahu M. Goldratt

Production The TOC Way; Eliyahu M. Goldratt

The Theory of Constraints and Its Implications for Management Accounting; Eric Noreen, Debra Smith, James T. Mackey

Throughput Accounting; Thomas Corbett

Measurements for Effective Decision Making; Mokshagundam L. Srikanth, Scott A. Robertson

Thinking for a Change; Lisa J. Scheinkopf

The Constraints Management Handbook; James F. Cox III, Michael S. Spencer