Atul Gawande, “The Checklist Manifesto“ ★★★☆☆

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First of all, a full disclosure. I’m a huge fan of checklists. I use them every day. In fact, I start every working day with my checklist. I use a script on my computer to generate my daily checklist. It covers the essential tasks that I have to do every day and do not want to skip. It is constantly evolving and changing, but it helps me to stay in check with my responsibilities. That said, back to the book.

It is a lovely read. As you might imagine, there is not much deep new content, but it is full of good and nicely told stories. It reminds you about how important is to have a checklist to cover the basics. With that, you avoid simple errors so you can give your full attention to the complexity of your profession.

I also found brilliant the last chapters where the author talks about professionalism. I found there what is probably the best definition that I have ever read. I did take interesting notes of that chapter.

The Checklist Manifesto
The Checklist Manifesto

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