Could not be anymore boring and dry. This recording could have been compressed into 10 minutes and you you will still understand the information Atul Gawande was trying to say.
This was constructed much like Freakonomics, which I liked. It gave stories, examples, and implementation. Perfect.
We get things right most of the time. This book show a way to get it right all the time.
I was able to listen to the book in 3 days walking to and home from work. Essential content is easy to understand and process from audio format and I will build checklists into our practice in NY. Implementing these concepts could improve ED care nationally and are similar to the American Heart Association courses focused on resuscitation and treatment of seriously ill and injured patients. Well done Dr. Gawade.
.. He speaks into the microphone. The Analog is converted to Digital. These are converted into Files. These files are copied. The copies are stored on Audibles Server. Then people will pay to download this file. They will step through a credit card process. Using Audible's Download Manager the purchaser transfers it to their computer. The listener uses their ears to hear it. But something has gone wrong. The solution? They should use a checklist.
If you liked that review then you will love this book. If you were unhappy reading my review then you better think twice about paying for this download.
IF you are someone who loved Malcolm Gladwell's books then you have have read those and will consequently be disappointed at this uhh.. very dull utilitarian generic version almost punishing the reader/listener with a stern work assignment.
Checklist. Use a checklist. Remove this from the Checklist.
I'm a lawyer and mediator. I represent businesses in disputes with their insurers and in other complex litigation. I also assist machinery companies and manufacturers (primarily international) with equipment sales, non-disclosure agreements, and business issues. I also mediate commercial disputes.
There is a lot of interesting information here. The book points out the need for adopting checklists and procedures for avoiding basic errors across many professions and businesses. Very well done. My only reservation is that it is a little repetitive at some points.
As a private pilot, I KNOW the value of a simple check list. Simple tasks such as SECURE AND LATCH PASSENGER DOOR can become lost in the routine and could become a fatal mistake. Defining simple, yet critical tasks and consistently reviewing them removes untold volumes of liability. Thank you Mr. Gawande. I have a checklist, not OCD!
Once again, Atul Gawande has put forth a very impressive narrative. Yes, people associated with medicine would like this book but, the premise of this book reaches far beyond that. Dr. Gawande has put his argument in the book in a lucid and convincing manner. If you have ever asked :How can I do my tasks a little better? Checklist Manifesto is your answer! The book has made a profound change in how I think about my day to day tasks.
Never read the print version.
n/a (This is a non-fiction book about checklists)
n/a (Never listened to other performances by John Bedford Lloyd)