Today we find ourselves in possession of stupendous know-how, which we willingly place in the hands of the most highly skilled people. But avoidable failures are common, and the reason is simple: the volume and complexity of our knowledge has exceeded our ability to consistently deliver it - correctly, safely or efficiently. In this groundbreaking ...
Today we find ourselves in possession of stupendous know-how, which we willingly place in the hands of the most highly skilled people. But avoidable failures are common, and the reason is simple: the volume and complexity of our knowledge has exceeded our ability to consistently deliver it - correctly, safely or efficiently. In this groundbreaking book, Atul Gawande makes a compelling argument for the checklist, which he believes to be the most promising method available in surmounting failure. Whether you're following a recipe, investing millions of dollars in a company or building a skyscraper, the checklist is an essential tool in virtually every area of our lives, and Gawande explains how breaking down complex, high pressure tasks into small steps can radically improve everything from airline safety to heart surgery survival rates. Fascinating and enlightening, The Checklist Manifesto shows how the simplest of ideas could transform how we operate in almost any field.
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Logical development of the checklist approach from a medical perspective but that reaches out to the fields of engineering, architecture and aviation to list a few examples. It is a fascinating read from a qualified and highly involved professional.
Sep 15, 2011
Very interesting, very common sense, I enjoyed reading this book.
Aug 30, 2011
You need to learn checklists.
Checklists allow you to manage complexity, avoid disasters, get the dumb stuff out of the way, and increase your effectiveness without increasing your skill.
If reading this book does not directly and immediately benefit your performance, there is something seriously wrong with you.
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