The Checklist Manifesto - How to Get Things Done Right
Admittedly, I read lots of books. And those of you that know me can attest to the fact that I have a very bad habit of collecting books. Collecting to the point of having a minor library everywhere I tend to spend time. That wouldn't just be one library, no that would be too simple. Instead I have three. One at my "work cave" at home, one at my business office in Alden and still another at my office at the university.
That being said, I don't often get overly excited about another new business book. The vast majority are the same principles presented in a slightly different matter. The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande is a rare exception. This is a must read book in my opinion.
I picked it up on a friends recommendation and couldn't put it down. It is written by a surgeon and traces the history of checklists and their ability to prevent failure by helping us to catch the mental flaws that we all experience. Explore how checklists help improve processes in everything from airplanes to operating room procedures. An easy and inspiring read. Enjoy!
I have not read Switch or The Progress Principle. Consider them ordered and on the way.
Posted by: Tom Ulbrich | 08/25/2012 at 07:17 PM
I LOVED this book.
It is one of my go-to and I often return to it for more ideas.
Currently I am re reading Switch ( have you read it?) that plus The Progress Principle with Checklist are a field guide for making change stick within work and your life.
Posted by: Michael Cardus | 08/23/2012 at 07:14 PM