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Weekend Fun: Dr. Atul Gawande on “The Colbert Report”


Here is a fun clip of Dr. Atul Gawande on Stephen Colbert's Comedy Central show, talking about his book The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, now available in paperback. In his host schtick, Colbert asks Gawande why he wants to make people “anal” and that if people learn from their mistakes, and he doesn't want people to make mistakes, then why doesn't he want people to learn? Yup, Colbert, Atul Gawande is a very bad man. ;-)

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent book is the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus. He is currently writing his next book, tentatively titled Measures of Success.

  1. Barry Render says

    This is a perfect tool to use in class to introduce the subject of checklists in an operations or quality course. Thanks for sharing it.

    1. Mark Graban says

      You just need to make sure they understand Colbert’s schtick and sarcasm… which I’m guessing college students do!

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