I’ll be the first to say — I’m not a sports fan. But I’m married to a sports anchor so I need to be somewhat informed about what’s going on in the sports world. So I know some serious stuff went down with Jorge Posada and the Yankees this past weekend.
Since starting this blog people who aren’t list makers have been giving it a try — including my husband! Here’s his take on why Jorge Posada (or anyone facing a difficult situation really) would have benefited from doing the same thing.
Jorge Posada Should Have Used a List
by Jay Berman
New York Yankees aging star Jorge Posada might have been better served with a “cooler heads prevail”-type checklist this past Saturday night. Instead — the selfish jock made a mockery of the sport, his bosses, his teammates, and the fans by asking out of the line-up due to his disapproval of his scheduled spot in the batting order. Ironic how the man with the most experience on the sports most celebrated team shows his true colors by acting immature and childish.
Of course, a quandary of this magnitude, could have been easily avoided with the proper checklist! Read more
By now I hope that you’re caught up on your DVR..because I’m going to talk about last Thursday’s Grey’s Anatomy episode. Don’t worry – there won’t be any spoilers. But I will tell you that one of the doctors brought attention to one of my favorite things…a checklist!
Over eager Dr. April Kepner bounced through the halls pestering Dr. Christina Yang about using a checklist to make sure all the protocol was met for one of their patient’s care. Dr. Kepner explained that the checklist has been used in aviation for years and helps to cut out human error.
It’s true – I just finished reading “The Checklist Manifesto” by Dr. Atul Gawande and he notes that airline pilots fill out pre-flight checklists and have crisis checklists incase anything goes wrong in flight. Read more
My husband Jay and I belong to a wine club and we get different types of red and white delivered every few months. It’s a good thing or else I would only drink Pinot Grigio. It’s my favorite and now that the weather is warmer – it will be my varietal of choice.
We recently visited friends in San Diego and went vineyard hopping – which is where we took this picture. But I’m trying to broaden my horizons because my wine palette isn’t as refined as I’d like. So you know by now that when I want to learn more about something…I make a list. So for this task I went to the best: Gary Vaynerchuk – wine expert extraordinaire and founder of DailyGrape.com.