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The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande


  1. Atul Gawande provides clear evidence that checklists can be tremendously beneficial in order to successfully handle complex situations

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  Key Takeaways  

  1. Discusses how checklists have helped pilots, surgeons and many others to help navigate complex situations
  2. The mundane tasks are the ones that are the most forgotten and therefore the most important to include
  3. Must get over ego and accept that a checklist, no matter how seemingly simple or naive, can help
  4. The checklist must be brief, practical and usable

  What I got out of it  

  1. Checklists must be brief, practical and usable and this framework can be applied to nearly anything in your life. I think it is extremely important to get over your ego and buy into this concept because the vast majority of our errors stem from simple, everyday tasks that can be easily avoided if using one of these checklists
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