The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right

The Checklist Manifesto:  How To Get Things Right by Atul Gawande is a fascinating non-fiction read.  This book tells you why we need to write checklist in order to be more productive and efficient.  Gawande claims that our world has become too complex and we are unable to deliver the information correctly, thus the need for making checklists.  The key to making a good checklist is to avoid putting the tasks that are routine and will not be forgotten on the list, but instead focusing on the tasks that are often overlooked.  This will then help us to avoid making little errors that can at times prove to be fatal.  It is also important to make the list short.  You want it to be something you can quickly run through.  Gawande uses many professional examples to demonstrate how people are improving by using a simple checklist.  He discusses how doctors have lists of things to double check after a surgery, such as counting to make sure all of the sponges have been removed from the patient.  Gawande also discusses how pilots use checklists as well as stockbrokers.  Overall, this was a great read that my co-work absolutely loved.  You reallywere able to clearly see how a checklist will make you accomplish more.

My-co worker read this as an e-book that was purchased from the website.  This was the first e-book that she purchased from our site.  I was told that there are a few steps to go through in completing the download, but she is sure it will be a breeze to do the second time around.  If you have any problems downloading a e-book, stop in the store and we will help you to complete the download.


One comment on “The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right

  1. Sam Farmer says:

    The Checklist Manifesto is a great book and inspired me to start a Checklists product.

    Since reading the book I’ve started using checklists every day.

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