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Lindley Estes is a business writer for The Free Lance-Star and This blog is on Fredericksburg-area business. Send an e-mail to Lindley Estes.

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Review of Atul Gawande’s “The Checklist Manifesto”

"The Checklist Manifesto"CAN A SIMPLE written checklist help prevent building collapses, postsurgery infections, airplane crashes and investment mistakes?

Atul Gawande makes that case in an excellent new book titled "The Checklist Manifesto," which is among the country’s best-sellers.

The act of developing and following a written checklist helps keep professionals from missing crucial steps in complex endeavors. Checklists, which typically involve multiple team members, also foster collegiality that improves results.

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