It’s shocking the difference a checklist can make. Follow the list and your patient has a shot at life. Miss a step or two along the way and your patient dies. It’s that simple. You don’t have to be a doctor, though, to leverage a list. You can apply this painfully practical lesson to absolutely every project in every field. See Dr. Atul Gawande: The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, Lecture at Dominican University of California, Atul Gawande’s ‘Checklist’ For Surgery Success, and Lowering Medical Costs By Providing Better Care.