Video Book Club: The Checklist Manifesto April 6 2010
You may not think that an entire book about checklists could possibly be interesting, but surgeon Atul Gawande pulls it off in The Checklist Manifesto. A skilled and engaging story teller, Gawande uses examples from medicine, aviation, finance, cooking, construction and other industries to explain how checklists raise performance in complex situations. Since so much of what we do today involves a series of complex steps, knowing how to construct and use a checklist is a good skill to have.
In my VBC review of the book, I share some of my big takeaways from The Checklist Manifesto.