The Checklist Solution

In Atul Gawande's article in the New York Times, The Checklist, he talks about the complexity of modern medicine and how everything must go correctly for a positive outcome. "The degree of difficulty in any one of these steps is substantial. Then you must add the difficulties of orchestrating…

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Craftsmanship in the Modern Construction Industry

Does craftsmanship matter any longer in a world of technology, automation, and single-use products? It depends on what outcome you would like. "Craft and quality were replaced by scientific manufacturing that predictably produced thousands of identical products at repeatable levels of…

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