The Checklist Manifesto Summarized For Busy People


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This book summary and analysis was created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. How powerful and influential can a checklist be? Atul Gawande’s book, The Checklist Manifesto introduces the checklist: a modified solution to help professionals absorb and master how they execute certain essential tasks that define their responsibilities in their respective industries. Present-day roles in the industry are more intricate in nature, prompting more rigorous training and technology at a more advanced level. However, training and technological advancement are simply not always sufficient. Gawande’s alternative and simplistic solution is based on a checklist that was originally introduced by the American Air Force. This checklist served as a guide to help pilots in maneuvering sophisticated types of aircrafts. Modified into an innovative checklist that suits modern-day industries and professions, it became an effective tool that equipped doctors and nurses worldwide in delivering quick, complete and professional response to all types of accidents and calamities. Aside from the healthcare industry, Gawande’s checklist eventually benefitted businesses such as skyscraper construction and investment banking, along with life-saving protocols involved in disaster response procedures. From Austria to Michigan, real-life accounts of how the checklist has been tremendously helpful are disclosed. These accounts include how an emergency checklist was a key factor in saving a drowning patient who had been submerged underwater for approximately 30 minutes; as well how a cleanliness checklist implemented in intensive care units was instrumental in eradicating a life-threatening infection commonly contracted in hospitals. Gawande, a public health researcher, surgeon and writer, further explains the way checklists trigger urgent and outstanding progress especially in professions where time, precision and efficiency are crucial. The struggle is over for the hardworking workforce of today’s industries. The Checklist Manifesto is the perfect book for people striving to reach the level of competence needed in executing the undertakings that come with their job. Intrigued by the hidden influence that checklists possess? Waste no more time and grab a copy of this book now!

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Author by Goldmine Reads
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Attached Summarized For Busy People


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This book summary and analysis was created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. Are you struggling to keep your relationship together? Are you among the individuals who find it difficult to form and retain healthy, intimate relationships even with people they are deeply attracted to? If so, then Attached is the perfect book for you! Co-authored by neuroscientist and psychiatrist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S.F. Heller, Attached is a comprehensive and helpful relationship workbook that makes use of the attachment theory—a highly detailed and advanced science for explaining different relationship dynamics. The attachment theory, which was introduced by British psychoanalyst and psychologist John Bowlby, presents the influence of our early relationship with our parents and how it significantly affects how we build intimate relationships later on in life. The attachment theory likewise explains that our desire to be a part of an intimate relationship is rooted in our genetics. In this book, the authors concentrate on the three distinct types of attachment styles that depict how people carry themselves in a relationship, and these are: Anxious, Avoidant and Secure. Grab a copy of this book now to find out your attachment style. Learn more about effective communication and behavioral cues you can use so you can nurture a stronger and more satisfying bond with your partner.

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Author by Goldmine Reads
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Enlightenment Now Summarized For Busy People


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This book summary and analysis was created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. The world is ending soon—or is it? Has progression truly become a far-fetched possibility for us? Steven Pinker, distinguished cognitive psychologist and author thinks otherwise. Indeed, the problems that we are facing today are becoming more and more dreadful; but we have also conquered our primitive and ill-advised problem-solving approaches. In this book, Pinker stresses that Enlightenment’s ideal of using science and reason over the impractical and perilous implications of excessively idealistic, religious and political beliefs has been instrumental in unlocking numerous advancements in economic growth, healthcare, food security, science and technology, safety and solidarity among nations. Backed by seventy-five comprehensive graphs, this book exhibits how intellectual reasoning and deduction, along with the significant improvements in technology, research and education, have proven that now is the best time to be alive. Check out Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now and discover how its ideals are the key to continuously improving our lives.

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Author by Goldmine Reads
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The Checklist Manifesto


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The New York Times bestselling author of Better and Complications reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies—neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist. First introduced decades ago by the U.S. Air Force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of mind-boggling sophistication. Now innovative checklists are being adopted in hospitals around the world, helping doctors and nurses respond to everything from flu epidemics to avalanches. Even in the immensely complex world of surgery, a simple ninety-second variant has cut the rate of fatalities by more than a third. In riveting stories, Gawande takes us from Austria, where an emergency checklist saved a drowning victim who had spent half an hour underwater, to Michigan, where a cleanliness checklist in intensive care units virtually eliminated a type of deadly hospital infection. He explains how checklists actually work to prompt striking and immediate improvements. And he follows the checklist revolution into fields well beyond medicine, from disaster response to investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds. An intellectual adventure in which lives are lost and saved and one simple idea makes a tremendous difference, The Checklist Manifesto is essential reading for anyone working to get things right.

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Author by Atul Gawande
Genre eBook Medical
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ISBN Number 9781429953382

Complications


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A brilliant and courageous doctor reveals, in gripping accounts of true cases, the power and limits of modern medicine. Sometimes in medicine the only way to know what is truly going on in a patient is to operate, to look inside with one's own eyes. This book is exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is -- complicated, perplexing, and profoundly human. Atul Gawande offers an unflinching view from the scalpel's edge, where science is ambiguous, information is limited, the stakes are high, yet decisions must be made. In dramatic and revealing stories of patients and doctors, he explores how deadly mistakes occur and why good surgeons go bad. He also shows us what happens when medicine comes up against the inexplicable: an architect with incapacitating back pain for which there is no physical cause; a young woman with nausea that won't go away; a television newscaster whose blushing is so severe that she cannot do her job. Gawande offers a richly detailed portrait of the people and the science, even as he tackles the paradoxes and imperfections inherent in caring for human lives. At once tough-minded and humane, Complications is a new kind of medical writing, nuanced and lucid, unafraid to confront the conflicts and uncertainties that lie at the heart of modern medicine, yet always alive to the possibilities of wisdom in this extraordinary endeavor. Complications is a 2002 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

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Author by Atul Gawande
Genre eBook Medical
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ISBN Number 1429972106

The House Of God


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By turns heartbreaking, hilarious, and utterly human, The House of God is a mesmerizing and provocative novel about Roy Basch and five of his fellow interns at the most renowned teaching hospital in the country. “The raunchy, troubling, and hilarious novel that turned into a cult phenomenon. Singularly compelling…brutally honest.”—The New York Times Struggling with grueling hours and sudden life-and-death responsibilities, Basch and his colleagues, under the leadership of their rule-breaking senior resident known only as the Fat Man, must learn not only how to be fine doctors but, eventually, good human beings. A phenomenon ever since it was published, The House of God was the first unvarnished, unglorified, and uncensored portrait of what training to become a doctor is truly like, in all its terror, exhaustion and black comedy. With more than two million copies sold worldwide, it has been hailed as one of the most important medical novels ever written. With an introduction by John Updike

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Author by Samuel Shem
Genre eBook Fiction
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ISBN Number 1101460881

Unaccountable


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New York Times Bestseller “Every once in a while a book comes along that rocks the foundations of an established order that's seriously in need of being shaken. The modern American hospital is that establishment and Unaccountable is that book.”-Shannon Brownlee, author of Overtreated Dr. Marty Makary is co-developer of the life-saving checklist outlined in Atul Gawande's bestselling The Checklist Manifesto. As a busy surgeon who has worked in many of the best hospitals in the nation, he can testify to the amazing power of modern medicine to cure. But he's also been a witness to a medical culture that routinely leaves surgical sponges inside patients, amputates the wrong limbs, and overdoses children because of sloppy handwriting. Over the last ten years, neither error rates nor costs have come down, despite scientific progress and efforts to curb expenses. Why? To patients, the healthcare system is a black box. Doctors and hospitals are unaccountable, and the lack of transparency leaves both bad doctors and systemic flaws unchecked. Patients need to know more of what healthcare workers know, so they can make informed choices. Accountability in healthcare would expose dangerous doctors, reward good performance, and force positive change nationally, using the power of the free market. Unaccountable is a powerful, no-nonsense, non-partisan diagnosis for healing our hospitals and reforming our broken healthcare system.

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Author by Marty Makary
Genre eBook Health & Fitness
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ISBN Number 9781608198399

Micro Resilience


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Learn powerful, science-based techniques to boost focus, drive and energy hour-by-hour throughout the day--every day. As leadership consultants and executive trainers, Bonnie St. John and Allen P. Haines have heard the same complaints from clients for years; periodic burnout, lack of focus and low energy. So they dug into the latest research on neuroscience, psychology and physiology looking for big answers. Instead they found small answers; proof that small adjustments in daily routines, including thought patterns, food and drink, rest and movement can fight the forces that sap our energy and store focus and drive. They call these amazing efficient restorative techniques "micro-resilience." Thousands of men and women from all walks of life have already found effortless ways to incorporate these little changes into the busiest of schedules. Dozens of entertaining anecdotes from real people using micro-resilience demonstrate that when our brains fire faster, our energy increases and we can cope with almost any surprise, pressure or crisis.

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Author by Bonnie St. John
Genre eBook Self-Help
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ISBN Number 9781455595822

Being Mortal


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#1 New York Times Bestseller In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering. Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.

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Author by Atul Gawande
Genre eBook Social Science
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ISBN Number 9781627790550

Interactive Project Management


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As an industry, interactive is different. The work entails elements of software development, marketing, and advertising, yet it’s neither purely technical nor traditional “agency” work. Delivery methods are different, and because the industry is relatively new, the gap in understanding between the clients buying the work and the teams building it is often wide. Enter the geek girls guide. Nancy Lyons and Meghan Wilker don’t just tell you how to deliver digital work, they demonstrate how to think about it. Interactive Project Management: Pixels, People, and Process helps clients, agencies, and industry professionals better understand the critical role of interactive project management, and presents a collaborative, people-focused approach to delivering high-quality digital work. In this book, the authors: Define the unique characteristics of interactive projects Explain the importance of emotional intelligence in the workplace Discuss communication techniques that help teams work together more efficiently Outline a process and specific deliverables that clarify how to think about critical aspects of a project Provide questions, tasks, tips, and advice that effectively move teams from initiation to launch

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Author by Nancy Lyons
Genre eBook Computers
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ISBN Number 9780132931328