Atul Gawande





Atul Gawande

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November 05, 1965

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Atul Gawande is author of three bestselling books: Complications, a finalist for the National Book Award; Better, selected by Amazon.com as one of the ten best books of 2007; and The Checklist Manifesto. His latest book is Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.

He is also a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, a staff writer for The New Yorker, and a professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. He has won the Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science, a MacArthur Fellowship, and two National Magazine Awards. In his work in public health, he is Executive Director of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation, and chairman of Lifebox, a nonprofit organization making...more


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Twitter cofounder and Square CEO Jack Dorsey gives a copy of THE CHECKLIST MANIFESTO to every employee on their first day.


Jack Dorsey Gives Everyone He Hires The Same Red Book
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In it, there's a square-shaped pamphlet that explains "The Four Corners Of Square"â�a set of principles for the company: The big red book is a piece of literature Dorsey often quotes called The Checklist Man... Read more of this blog post »
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Complications: A Surgeon's ...
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The Checklist Manifesto: Ho...
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Atul Gawande at Strand Books
Author appearance, October 06, 2014 07:30PM — 2 people invited
Strand Books, 828 Broadway, New York, NY, US

http://www.strandbooks.com/event/atul-gawande
Atul Gawande discusses and signs copies of his new book Being Mortal.

Atul Gawande at The Aspen Institute
Author appearance, October 08, 2014 12:00PM
The Aspen Institute, 1 Dupont Circle Northwest #700, Washington, DC, US

http://www.aspeninstitute.org/
Atul Gawande discusses and signs copies of his new book Being Mortal.

Atul Gawande at Sidwell Friends School
Author appearance, October 08, 2014 08:00PM
Sidwell Friends School, 3825 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC, US

http://www.sidwell.edu/index.aspx
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“We look for medicine to be an orderly field of knowledge and procedure. But it is not. It is an imperfect science, an enterprise of constantly changing knowledge, uncertain information, fallible individuals, and at the same time lives on the line. There is science in what we do, yes, but also habit, intuition, and sometimes plain old guessing. The gap between what we know and what we aim for persists. And this gap complicates everything we do.”
Atul Gawande, Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

“Better is possible. It does not take genius. It takes diligence. It takes moral clarity. It takes ingenuity. And above all, it takes a willingness to try.”
Atul Gawande, Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

“We always hope for the easy fix: the one simple change that will erase a problem in a stroke. But few things in life work this way. Instead, success requires making a hundred small steps go right - one after the other, no slipups, no goofs, everyone pitching in.”
Atul Gawande, Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance



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