Monday, December 28, 2009

The Checklist Manifesto

I'm half-way through The Checklist Manifesto, by Atul Gawande, a surgeon and possibly the best New Yorker writer currently. When I took my wilderness first aid class a few weeks ago (highly recommended for all of you outdoors types), I was a bit skeptical of all the checklist mnemonics, but Gawande is making me look at checklists with a new respect. Now I just need to figure out how to memorize those mnemonics (mnemonics for mnemonics?). Or find a easy to carry checklist for my first aid kit.


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steve said...

I started reading this tonight and am very impressed.