The Checklist Manifesto

The Checklist Manifesto

How to Get Things Right

Book - 2010
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Reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist now being used in medicine, aviation, the armed services, homeland security, investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Metropolitan Books, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805091748
Characteristics: x, 209 p. ; 22 cm


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Jun 21, 2020

Must read! Understand the power and simplicity of checklists and how to use them effectively to empower the user.

FPL_Lori Apr 08, 2020

Atul Gawande's Checklist Manifesto is the perfect read for anyone who wants to make improvements in his/her professional and/or personal life. A checklist is such a simple thing, yet can make a great difference in any field. Gawande offers compelling examples in several professions in which implementing a checklist has resulted in vast positive change.

Jun 11, 2019

sorry to say but that book didn't discover any new true
I think that checklists are in common use for many, many years
it is also requirements for plane pilots and many critical places
sometimes checklist are working well, sometimes not so well
we've got in our company before checklist QA, which didn't work well

Feb 20, 2019

Very good and well worth reading.

Sep 04, 2018

Very thoughtful and engaging read! Don’t be fooled. This isn’t about making yourself a “to do” type checklist. rather, it’s about the power of setting up safeguards against the sometimes simple, avoidable pitfalls that can cause catastrophic failures, especially in team work situations. You don’t have to work in medical or aviation fields to learn from the valuable lessons he shares. Highly recommended!

Jul 18, 2018

This book explains the importance of a checklist, from the author's experiences. He lists examples in architecture, aviation, and medicine, and explores some historic incidents whose outcome was greatly influenced by checklists (in a positive way). Essentially, a checklist is a method of dealing with the great intricacies and complexities we face in our lives today.

Oct 28, 2017

There is something about this author that makes the rest of us seem so boring, so mortal, so uninteresting. He can convince me of anything, all with a smile, all with facts and personal stories, and compelling evidence. I love hearing him on podcasts and I enjoy everything he explains, and I love it so much I tell everyone I know about it. You know what that's like.

However, I just can't read him like I listen to him. This is an easy book, and the thesis is insanely easy yet smart at the same time. But I can't get through it. In fact, I listen to him so much on podcasts that I feel like I've read much of this book already, and I know the upsides and downsides of checklists, and how they can work well, how they can reproduce and reinforce bad results, and how they can change processes and situations at work or anywhere really, for the better.

But I just can't make myself finish this book. But I own it, so maybe someday . . .

Oct 10, 2016

I was drawn to this book because I’m addicted to making lists, I’ve benefited from using checklists in my work, and I heard a recording of the author talking about using checklists in medicine to save lives. I was so impressed by what Gawande said that I immediately went to the Library to get the book so that I could learn more. A checklist is such a simple and effective tool that I’m amazed that they are not more widely used and that he had to work so hard to convince his peers of their efficacy.

Aug 10, 2016

At first this book's thesis seems pretty basic, but then you realize how many instances and professions may not utilize checklists, and then you are profoundly shocked!
I can't recall where I first picked up the habit of making checklists: school, the military, but most definitely in my youth somewhere.
Dr. Gawande has written a most important book for the present!

Jun 23, 2016

Well written; interesting examples of disasters that could have been or were avoided by using a checklist. The book makes you aware of the benefit of having a checklist for other everyday life events.

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