The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande

Finished: Feb 27, 2011
Rating: B+

Gawande of the excellent New Yorker articles on health care has written a book about the checklist and its power in helping us manage complex tasks.  I’m not really sure how to rate this one. It is an interesting read about a devilishly simple concept that has tremendous power, but as an entire book it feels a bit inflated. Gawande has great things to say about health care and improving care, but he says them best in the New Yorker.