The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
author: Atul Gawande
name: Elaine
average rating: 0.0
book published: 2009
rating: 5
read at: 2011/03/19
date added: 2011/04/02
shelves: business, home-improvement, psychology, self-help, non-fiction, read-again, wishlist
Fascinating. Gawande is just a great writer, to start with, connects practice and theory really well. Walks through the problem of medical errors, especially in surgery, and then connects it to other fields handling complex decision-making: flying and construction in particular. I want to put this stuff to work in my professional and personal life.

[ed, 4/2/2011: I realized on Friday that I already do some of this. I was updating Drupal on my work site, and I have a very clear checklist that I’ve refined over the last year, so that I don’t leave out any crucial steps. I often find that I would have forgotten something, either in back up or in the actual order of updating, too! Checklists FTW.]