The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Written from the point of view of a surgeon, using advice and examples from the building and aviation industry, this is a call to utilize the much maligned checklists. The world is immensely complicated, and although our minds rebel against the idea, even the most brilliant, most experienced expert sometimes misses the simple things. Also as the world gets more complicated there is no longer a "master builder" there is simply too much information, many experts need to be able to work together and communicate the important things for success to happen. Also distinguishes between the READ-DO and the DO-CONFIRM checklist. The back has a checklist in how to create a good checklist. Studies from the finance industry show that some people, even when confronted with the success behind a good checklist still don't want to use them. I have long been a firm believer in a good checklist - so I say Bravo!
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