I finally got a chance to read The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande and have been talking about it incessantly ever since (along with Daemon). I found it to be a very well written and interesting account of how checklists can save lives and improve quality across a number of fields. It's something so simple it feels stupid, but people are growing so "expert," overworked, and specialized that checklists are more important than ever to assure quality when it matters.
Below are my main notes and takeaways. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in efficiency, productivity, and public health. I'm particularly interested in ways to apply the book's concepts to many fields (including starting a business) using technology.
Ch. 8: The hero in age of checklist