The Checklist Manifesto

How to Get Things Right

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The New York Times bestselling author of Better and Complications reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist

We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies‚neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist.

First introduced decades ago by the U.S. Air Force, checklists...


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Bill Gates CEO/MicrosoftA great read. (Source)

Vinod Khosla Co-Founder/Sun MicrosystemRecommends this book

David Allen AuthorAtul is really talking about how absolutely powerful checklists are, and I think he makes a very creative point: that checklist are not just some static, boring thing. They actually allow you to do excellent work and free up your brain by not having to keep remembering what you need to do when. That then allows your brain to be a lot more creative about whatever it is you’re doing. (Source)

Timothy Ferriss Author & EntrepreneurRamit and I are both obsessed with checklists and love a book by Atul Gawande titled The Checklist Manifesto. I have this book on a shelf in my living room, cover out, as a constant reminder. (Source)

Jack Dorsey Co-Founder/Twitterrecommends this book because he knows that top notch execution is essential to business. (Source)

Vinod Khosla Co-Founder/Sun MicrosystemRecommends this book

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Michael McCullough A really good book. [Shows] a checklist is profoundly helpful. (Source)

Anurag Ramdasan A book that covers something so basic and efficient its almost iumpossible to believe that something so impactful can be achieved with an approach that simple

Ryan Graves Recommends this book

Ramit Sethi Ramit and I [note: Tim Ferriss] are both obsessed with checklists and love a book by Atul Gawande titled The Checklist Manifesto. (Source)

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