Thursday, July 01, 2010

Finished Another Book!

The Checklist Manifesto, by Atul Gawande - An excellent discussion for a proposed resolution to a major problem. Gawande's style is very Gladwellian. He posits the lowly checklist to the reader as a solution and sells and sells the point with numberous quick digestible examples. Fascinating though, is what he and Gladwell attribute flight heroism to. Gladwell says it's training and decision making. Gawande says its procedure. Calls to mind another Gladwell "argument" with Steven Levitt about the crime drop in the 90s. Gladwell says it's the "broken windows" phenomenon, Levitt says Roe vs. Wade averted the birth of criminals. These debates, and this book, are absolutely fantastic


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