Continuing the trend from the last month’s bookworm, I am revisiting the book —The Checklist Manifesto by Dr. Atul Gawande — which we had covered in Mar 2015 issue of Value Investing Almanack.
Before we delve deeper, a word about Syntopical Reading.
Mortimer Adler, in his book How To Read A Book, writes that Syntopical Reading is the highest form of reading. In syntopical reading, you read multiple books (in parallel) on the same topic. The goal is not to understand everything discussed in the book, but rather to understand the subject and develop a deep fluency on that one chosen topic. This is all about identifying and filling in your knowledge gaps.
In this post, we’ll go into more details on the topic of checklists. The primary book would be Gawande’s The Checklist Manifesto and we’ll also rummage for investing related insights in Guy Spier’s book — The Education of a Value Investor.
Atul Gawande recently shot to fame when it was announced that three large US corporations — Amazon, JP Morgan, and Berkshire Hathaway — have joined hands to created a healthcare venture and appointed Gawande as the CEO.
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