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The Checklist Manifesto

How to Get Things Right
Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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Summary

Today we find ourselves in possession of stupendous know-how, which we willingly place in the hands of the most highly skilled people. But avoidable failures are common, and the reason is simple: the volume and complexity of our knowledge has exceeded our ability to consistently deliver it - correctly, safely or efficiently.  

In this groundbreaking audiobook, Atul Gawande makes a compelling argument for the checklist, which he believes to be the most promising method available in surmounting failure. Whether you're following a recipe, investing millions of dollars in a company or building a skyscraper, the checklist is an essential tool in virtually every area of our lives, and Gawande explains how breaking down complex, high pressure tasks into small steps can radically improve everything from airline safety to heart surgery survival rates. 

Fascinating and enlightening, The Checklist Manifesto shows how the simplest of ideas could transform how we operate in almost any field.

©2019 Atul Gawande (P)2009 Macmillan Audio

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Superbly simple

Brilliant theory and idea with excellent examples of how and why it works, but a bit dry and repetitive.

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Too deep for a self improvement book

Horrible gory details about about blood and wounds in a book about checklists. I am a queasy person, I only came here to improve my productivity and I’m hearing about a young girl going through surgery because she drownd in a pond I mean wow wtf don’t buy unless you love hospital books

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Listen to it !

Yes many of the stories are variations on a theme but that is the point !
It hits home when he talks about Sully on the Hudson River.

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very useful guidance and anecdotes

very useful, but such simple common sense. the advice in this can be applied in every situation. great to listen to

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great book,simple and well read

This book is about a simple idea which when implemented gives great return. Certainly a standout book from the 60 or so I've listened to on Audible.

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The Checklist Manifesto

I've not been one to have a checklist or a to-do- list, so i find it really hard to discipline myself on most things. Yes I'm also of the generation that checklist is a non real productive systems. Just get it done!!!

I have thoroughly enjoyed the checklist concept/system to be one that I will not feel ashamed on using.

Some bits seemed long, but felt that it was prudent to explain the thought processes.

I would recommend this book on the bases that I have got over the stigma about "Checklist"

Hooray!! 😇👍🏽
Now I need help in creating a checklist with it being too long☹️

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It's as simple as Atul Gawande tells

We have been testing checklist for many years in engineering based business and it works great in there. The problem is just how to get everyone on board and this book gave me many ideas for to solve that problem. Thank you Atul.

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Can see the importance of having a check list but goes on a bit longer than needs

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  • 13-09-19

Insightful, intuitive, applicable and ridiculously necessary

An interesting point was on “Why would the checklist ‘unexpected errors’ category ”..
My insight / theory: reading load “anticipated complications” among other steps, as well as triggering “did you did this thing or that”, might alert the surgeon; engaging system 2 (thinking fast & slow by Daniel Kahneman) from the beginning of surgery; the analytical component has taken over the routine mechanical portion. But would longitudinal/ repeated measures of complications after implementing the checklists, demonstrate a regression to the mean?

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-05-19

Essential reading for professionals

A simple secret to assist in achieving excellence consistently. It was an easy read. Interesting with a great narrator.