A brilliant writer, surgeon and MacArthur Fellow, Atul Gawande has written, in The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right (Metropolitan Books, 2009), about how we can significantly reduce errors by using humble, well-designed checklists. As a surgeon, he was motivated to find ways to assist doctors in making split-second decisions in pressure-filled, complicated environments. His provocative thinking and findings are readily applicable to any daily or work-life situation. Intriguing takeaway: Errors used to be ones of ignorance (we just didn’t know); now they are more often ones of ineptitude (we didn’t make the proper use of what we do know).
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.