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Are you missing out on the power of checklists?

Book Recommendation:

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right.” by Atul Gawande

 

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  • Who would benefit from reading this book?

    If you want to improve the stability of a process you manage.

 

  • What could you get out of this book?

    Understanding of how a checklist is different from a “to do” list.

    How to build a checklist for yourself, and gain adoption in an organization.

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Book Review: The Lady Tasting Tea by David Salsburg

subtitle: ‘How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century’

 

 

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  • Who should read this book?

Someone wanting to know the backstory for how the daily statistical techniques we use to make decisions were developed. This should be on the bookshelf of any statistician. It can also be considered a generally interesting book for a lover of history.

  • Time to Read

I read this book over the course of several months. It’s essentially a history and philosophy book  delivered through a set of stories. I would usually read a few chapters, set it down for a month, then pick it up again. For me it was leisurely sort of read.

  • Pages & Highlights

340 pages. There were about 70 sections that I noted or highlighted- about two or three ideas per chapter. Mostly I found something interesting about how techniques were generated, and occasionally my interest was piqued about a philosophical area of statistics.

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Book Review: Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan

 

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  • Who would benefit from reading this book?

If you have a one dimensional view of psychiatric and neurological issues, this book could be a gentle introduction into how complex diagnosing someone can be.

 

  • What could you get out of this book?

Compassion for someone going through neurological struggle.

The enjoyment of a fast paced, info packed, non-fiction story.

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​​Book Review: “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There” by Marshall Goldsmith​​
 
 
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  • Who would benefit from reading this book? Someone who is willing to conduct a piercing evaluation of behaviors that could be holding them back personally and professionally. 

 

  • Time to Read: I was able to read this book in about two weeks. 

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Book Review: Poke the Box by Seth Godin
 
 
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  • Who should read this book?  Someone wanting a quick kick in the pants, and a bit of motivation to get up and take action.
  • Time to Read: I read “Poke the Box” in about two 30 minute sittings. The prose is light, and it read fairly quickly.

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