An airplane crashes, and following investigation, all airlines quickly adapt to a new procedure to avoid the next crash. Moreover, the new procedure has subsequently proven effective.
What makes the aerospace industry so different to almost any other in its ability to practice discipline?
This book will show you that the root is in a simple and powerful concept: the checklist.
Not only that, Atul Gawande demonstrates from his own experience how a simple checklist helped him prevent loss of life in his operating theatre, and hundreds more in hospitals worldwide - and this is just the beginning.
The ideas in this book are relevant to any profession - but do you have the guts to take the responsibility to become disciplined?
After reading this book, you will have a fresh look on your own professionalism.
Mostly anecdotes and stories, with a negligible amount of practical advice for those wanting to design or employ checklists.I recommend avoiding this book unless you need several hours of convincing that checklists can be useful.
highly recommended, just missed actual attached examples. theory, proofs and story are great! this should be thought in highschool!
I found this book to be an easy listen--almost with an old time Radio drama quality. Story after story were each gripping and well told. The topic, so easily dismissable, really came to life through the many well crafted stories. I plan to make this Audible file required for my 3 kids making their way through school and into life.
I expected to learn how to create a super bulletproof checklist, but it gives just some hints.
Most of the book is about anecdotes as an example of the importance of checklists and how they saved the day in different occasions.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, not only for its message, but for the anekdotes. I will attempt to incorporate this into my routine
Great book. the main lesson of course is to use a checklist, even for mundane tasks. But the value of this book is WHY a checklist works, WHAT makes a checklist good or bad, and ultimately to share the research that proves how surprisingly effective a checklist really is.
great read for any teams doing critical work. a must read for those in the medical, aviation, or construction business. IT operations benefits as well as devops too