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I found this book much more interesting than a lot of nonfiction books I’ve read lately, but it still had that same feeling of “I want to convince you that this thing is good, so I’m going to spend 200 pages telling stories about people who were already convinced”.

The stories were actually interesting, though. Demonstrating how experts in construction, aviation, and medicine rely on checklists so they won’t trip over the mundane aspects of their jobs. I guess the point is to show that these respected professionals use checklists, so the reader shouldn’t feel as if they were beneath them.

I could have used a bit more advice on how to make a useful checklist. There was some in a few places, but it was definitely not the point.

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