The power of check lists #29

Back in May 2015 I realised that this book The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right was recommended by a few people among the value investor community and that got me curious. Atul Gawande has an impressive CV. And his book is a powerful small read. His TED talk is a must watch too. I found it a great reminder that despite all our confidence in ones abilities, discipline is key.

Check lists not only improve execution and decision making, but they allow to free up our brain from having to remember things. It does not sound like much, but I think it’s huge.

Since I have started to implement it professionaly and in my daily life I find that it has released energy that my mind can now use to focus on more value creating tasks. I became a fan of https://www.wunderlist.com/.


My purpose in life is independence, fulfilment and a better understanding of how the world works. Like Charlie Munger, I believe in the discipline of mastering the best that other people have ever figured out. And like Sir Isaac Newton, I believe in our ability to see further than any others before us by acknowledging that we are standing on the shoulders of giants. With this blog I hope to keep track of my learning about investing, business, decision making, entrepreneurship and self development while inspiring others to do the same. For the moment the format of this blog will be one post for each book that has influenced me, but I expect it to evolve over time. Join my Journey. John.
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