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    DescriptionToday 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.


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    Title
    The Checklist Manifesto
    Subtitle
    How to Get Things Right
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Atul Gawande
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 260 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846683145
    ISBN 10: 1846683149
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.0
    BIC subject category V2: VFD
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16920
    Libri: ENGM4550
    BISAC V2.8: MED085000, MED029000, SEL027000
    DC22: 362.10685
    Thema V1.0: VFD
    Publisher
    Profile Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Profile Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 January 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Atul Gawande is a staff member of Brigham and Women's Hospital, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and the New Yorker magazine. He is also Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health.
    Review quote
    It has been years since I read a book so powerful and so thought-provoking ... Gawande is a gorgeous writer and storyteller, and the aims of this book are ambitious -- Malcolm Gladwell Riveting and thought-provoking -- David Aaronovitch The Times A welcome book ... packed with vivid writing, heart-stopping anecdotes and statistical surprises Financial Times