My latest audible book selection when I saw it was available.
Prior to purchasing any audio book:
- I read what is available on the site about the selection.
- I sample the audio to ascertain the quality of the narration.
- I navigate elsewhere on the web to read several reviews of the book.
This book was a no brainer!
The author is most memorable to me from his his first book, Complications, a Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science.
I work in a field with a multitude of check lists. Myself, I rarely completely utilize them because I am a "know-it-all" with a self proclaimed photographic memory. I don't think I make that many mistakes but I am often back-tracking to fill in what I omitted or retract what I committed in the nick of time. So, the process I take to get to the end product can be rife with mistakes, it is just that I correct them in time. (most of the time!) I hope to clean up my path to the end product with better use of checklists.
The author goes "vertical" into checklists with amazing and often stunning examples of their origins and value in application within many diverse fields. His substantiation of their worth, the why?, is totally convincing and puts to words what I always suspected but could not articulate well myself.
I will leave it to the forum readers to investigate this book further by reading the reviews themselves on the web.