The Checklist Manifesto

The Checklist Manifesto How to Get Things Right

Paperback (01 Jan 2011)

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Synopsis

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 book, 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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781846683145
Publisher: Profile
Imprint: Profile Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 362.10218
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 2875
Number of pages: 209
Weight: 248g
Height: 197mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 16mm