Q-Rated Books: 'The Checklist Manifesto' by Atul Gawande

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"The Checklist Manifesto" by Atul Gawande (Amazon Link)

“Having worked all my life in manufacturing operations, I have often wondered (and many a times left frustrated) by how people make mistakes even in the most basic operations . This book, with real life case studies from industries varying from airlines to construction to the author's personal area of expertise (surgery), talks about a very short yet simple method of drastically reducing and even eliminating chances of basic errors. This is a book people across industries can refer. The author is remarkably candid in sharing case studies from his own career where sometimes mistakes were made, and this lends all the more credibility of the idea of checklists across professions that he puts forward. One will be surprised to know how lengthy (or not?) a checklist for take off an extremely complicated aircraft could be .. read and find out!”

QuickQ: According to researcher and writer Atul Gawande, the concept of a pre-flight checklist was first introduced by management and engineers at what company following the 1935 crash of the prototype B-17 at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio?

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