Dr. Atul Gawande and Checklists on “The Daily Show”

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Here is a nice 5-minute introduction to the topic without too much mockery from Jon Stewart!

Stewart even makes a Star Wars reference – an example of people with high responsibility following checklists to avoid mistakes:

“Even Han and Chewie go through a checklist… and they're traveling through hyperspace!”

Link to the video is here.

Stewart ends with a funny, but sad line:

“It's so simple… it may never be implemented!”

Gawande's outstanding book:  The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right


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