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Do you also follow a checklist religiously, without fail? But, did you ever think that a 200 page book can be penned on checklists alone? Atul Gawande achieved this task and commendably so.

books Updated: Jun 05, 2010 01:29 IST
Aroma Sah

Book: The Checklist Manifesto
Author:
Atul Gawande
Publisher: Penguin Viking
Price: Rs 595

Do you also follow a checklist religiously, without fail? But, did you ever think that a 200 page book can be penned on checklists alone? Atul Gawande achieved this task and commendably so.

In Gawande’s short stories, a simple checklist in the world of medicine helps cut down on infections during surgery and pilots handle aircrafts better.

However, his elaborate writing gets repetitive as he over-emphasises the importance of a checklist. Sad, because his stories were impressive enough to drive home the message.