The Checklist Manifesto – Atul Gawande

The checklist Manifiesto
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right – Atul Gawande.

The results were so dramatic that they weren’t sure whether to believe them: the ten-day line-infection rate went from 11 percent to zero. So they followed patients for fifteen more months. Only two line infections occurred during the entire period. They calculated that, in this one hospital, the checklist had prevented forty-three infections and eight deaths and saved two million dollars in costs.

Of all organizations, it was oddly enough Wal-Mart that best recognized the complex nature of the circumstances, according to a case study from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Briefed on what was developing, the giant discount retailer’s chief executive officer, Lee Scott, issued a simple edict. “This company will respond to the level of this disaster,” he was remembered to have said in a meeting with his upper management. “A lot of you are going to have to make decisions above your level. Make the best decision that you can with the information that’s available to you at the time, and, above all, do the right thing.”

No, the real lesson is that under conditions of true complexity—where the knowledge required exceeds that of any individual and unpredictability reigns—efforts to dictate every step from the center will fail. People need room to act and adapt. Yet they cannot succeed as isolated individuals, either—that is anarchy. Instead, they require a seemingly contradictory mix of freedom and expectation—expectation to coordinate, for example, and also to measure progress toward common goals.

When you’re making a checklist, Boorman explained, you have a number of key decisions. You must define a clear pause point at which the checklist is supposed to be used (unless the moment is obvious, like when a warning light goes on or an engine fails). You must decide whether you want a DO-CONFIRM checklist or a READ-DO checklist. With a DO-CONFIRM checklist, he said, team members perform their jobs from memory and experience, often separately. But then they stop. They pause to run the checklist and confirm that everything that was supposed to be done was done. With a READ-DO checklist, on the other hand, people carry out the tasks as they check them off—it’s more like a recipe. So for any new checklist created from scratch, you have to pick the type that makes the most sense for the situation.
The checklist cannot be lengthy. A rule of thumb some use is to keep it to between five and nine items, which is the limit of working memory. Boorman didn’t think one had to be religious on this point.
“It all depends on the context,” he said. “In some situations you have only twenty seconds. In others, you may have several minutes.”
But after about sixty to ninety seconds at a given pause point, the checklist often becomes a distraction from other things. People start “shortcutting.” Steps get missed. So you want to keep the list short by focusing on what he called “the killer items”—the steps that are most dangerous to skip and sometimes overlooked nonetheless. (Data establishing which steps are most critical and how frequently people miss them are highly coveted in aviation, though not always available.)
The wording should be simple and exact, Boorman went on, and use the familiar language of the profession. Even the look of the checklist matters. Ideally, it should fit on one page. It should be free of clutter and unnecessary colors. It should use both uppercase and lowercase text for ease of reading. (He went so far as to recommend using a sans serif type like Helvetica.)


Location Rebel Arsenal – Sean Ogle

Location Rebel Arsenal
Karl Marx “Catch a man a fish and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you’ve ruined a wonderful business opportunity.”

*** The Art of Non-Conformity – Chris Guillebeau.

*** War of Art – Steven Pressfield

*** Influence – Robert Cialdini.

*** Trust Me, I’m Lying – Ryan Holiday.

*** The Personal MBA – Josh Kaufman.

*** Cashvertising – Drew Eric Whitman

*** Outliers: The Story of Success – Malcom Gladwell


Alan Lakein “Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”


Optimizepress is a WordPress theme that does oh so much more than a regular theme. It allows you to easily set up squeeze pages, sales letters, membership sites and much more.

WooThemes: the easiest themes to make a killer looking website with no mad dev and design skills.


Wishlist Member: Ever thought about creating a membership site?

Mockingbird: This is essential when planning new site designs. I’m not the most design oriented person in the world – far from it actually. But this gives me the power to map out the features I know I want in a website, hand it to a designer.

Trello: is the only solution (paid or free) I’ve found to work within my small business. It makes managing multiple projects incredibly easy. Oh, and it’s completely free.

Skitch: Have you ever wanted to easily show someone what you were looking at, scribble notes on it, and get their feedback? Now you can do this in a breeze with Skitch. This is an essential tool for sharing quick notes with friends and business partners

Last Pass: Quite possibly the greatest extension ever made. I have dozens (if not hundreds) of passwords.




Rescue Time.

Bold Notes.





Canon Vixia HF200 HD Camcorder

Kodak Zi8 Camera

How to Travel the world for $418: This blog post by my buddy Steve Kamb has blown up, and been spread all over the internet and beyond. He details exactly how he went about getting an around the world plane.

Dan of Tropical MBA

Hipmunk: Travel and Hotels.

AirBnB: Need a place to stay, but don’t want a hotel? Enter AirBnB.


Charles Schwab If you’re leaving the country, do yourself one giant ass favor and open up a checking account at Charles Schwab. Charles Schwab will reimburse you for any ATM fees you incur – anywhere. No more $5 surcharges,

Lifestyle Business Podcast

Caffeine Again: Mac only, but this is a super simple app that keeps your screen from dimming.




Rapid Niche Profits

The first requirement I have when selecting a niche to target is it must have a bare minimum of 100 exact match, global, monthly searches according to the Google keyword tool.

hovering your cursor over “Medium” (in this case) causes a number to appear. The higher that number, the more relevant Google ads there are available to show on a site in that niche that runs Google adsense.

It’s very simple. Find the Google Toolbar PageRank of each of the top 10 competitors for the keyword you’re researching, add them all up and divide them by 10. If the final number is below 2.5 then there is a good chance that you can obtain a top 10 ranking with basic, manual backlinking (

The first thing I do is see if Article Builder (AB) ( has content in the niche the site is targeting.

I don’t have a set standard for this, but adding 3 or 4 articles a month (after the initial 5) to a profitable site is the goal. for the contact page I use the new “Jet Pack” plugin that WordPress offers for free. It makes it super easy to make contact forms with the click of a button. For the privacy page (I sometimes call it a “Disclaimer” page I generate the content for it at

To do this, click “Links” when logged into WordPress, delete all of the links that are put in there by default. Click “Add New” then click “Add New Category.”

Adsense Ad Unit Placement: There are three spots on the site that I add adsense units to: 1. Directly below the post title and above the post content
2. Directly below the post content
3. Towards the bottom of the sidebar #1 and #2 are always 468×60 ad units and #3 is any horizontal ad unit that fits in the sidebar (each theme has its own sidebar size, so this depends on the theme you’re using.) I always match the background and border of the ad with the background of the theme where the ad will be placed. I use a cool Firefox plugin called “Colorzilla” ( to do this quickly. And I try to match the title with the color of the sidebar etc. links that the theme uses.

These days you need to publish articles with a minimum of 400 words or risk lower rankings and even no rankings.

For years you could use content that was almost 100% duplicate and you could get it to rank easily with some solid link building. Now your content needs to be at least mostly unique (I recommend at least 75% unique)

These days you definitely need to use 4 or 5 (minimum) different variations of your keyword along with some generic phrases like “click here” or “visit this authority site” (for example.)

DeepLinkerPro ( for the web directory submissions (DLP will be offering more than just directory submissions in the near future.) It allows me to use varied anchor text and it also allows me to drip feed the submissions over time to make it all look as natural as possible. For the rest I use LexorSoft ( It’s

I recently started using Guest Post Hunter ( for the sites that turn out to be money makers. (his blog) and entering your name and email towards the top. You’ll receive “Post Panda Article Marketing” free of charge for signing up.

My Rapid Niche Profits techniques are based off of valuable niches that have at least 100 exact match monthly searches per month according to Google and have profit potential. in combination with the Google Keyword Tool

Atkins Diabetes Revolution

Atkins Diabetes Revolution

Glucose tolerance test: only is accurate if you have been eating 150 g of carbs a day x 4 days.

Diabetic Revolution - Atkins

Hypertension guidelines

< 120/80 Normal

120 – 139 Systolic, 80-89 Diastolic

140 – 159 / 90 – 99 Stage 1

> 160 / > 100  Stage 2

Glycemic Index

50 g of gloucose has 100GI.

The measure of GI is 50 g of a specified carb.

Glycemic load: is the GI of 1 portion of an aliment.

Pasos para la diabetes:

Resistencia a la insulina.
” + hiperinsulinismo.
” + hypoglycemia.
” + impaired glucose tolerance.
Diabetes tipo II.  Resistencia a la insulina e hyperinsulimismo.
Diabetes II con baja produccion de insulina.

Todas las carnes estan permitidas, pero ojo con los “nitritos” en los embutidos.

Atkins Diabetes Revolution 2

Atkins Diabetes Revolution 3

Couple Millionnaire de l’immobilier – Jacques Lépine

Couple Millionnaire de l'immobilier
Couple millionnaire de l’immobilier – Jacques Lépine

Logiciels comptables pour évaluer les propriétés : Hopem, Proprio Expert de Magex Tech, Side Manager.

Questionnaire au propriétaire P89.

Pour un calcul rapide de rendement, le prix demande doit être entre 12 et 15 fois les revenus net avant le paiement de l’hypothèque pour être intéressant.

  • Entretien et réparation est aprox 10 – 15 % des revenus
  •  Taxes aprox 5%
  •  Assurances aprox 4%
  •  Frais d’administration aprox 5%

Exemple : Si l’entretien est 4% des revenues, il faut investiguer d’avantage, il est possible que toutes les dépenses n’aient pas été déclarées, mais si il est vrai il es signe d’une bonne gestion.

Mise de fond :

  • 5% pour maison unifamiliale
  • 10% Multi familial si on y habite.
  • 15% Multifamilial si on n’y habite pas.
  • 15% multi, plus de 6 unités, en tout cas.
  • 20% pour ne pas avoir besoin de l’assurance de CMHA or Genworth.

Le Millionnaire que j’appelais Grand-Papa – Martin Paquette

Le Millionnaire que j'appelais Grand-Papa
C’est étrange comme le vent éteint les petites bougies, mais anime les plus grands feux.

Les femmes savent des choses par instinct, nous comprenons seulement les choses par des faits. Elles ont une longueur d’avance sur nous.

Le vrai principe, je l’applique et je le prêche toujours : pour devenir riche et réaliser les choses que l’on veut, il faut toujours réinvestir la moitié de ce que l’on gagne. Si tu gagnes un dollar, mets cinquante cents de côté pour réinvestir plus tard.

J’ai déjà dit que si les gens pouvaient connaître et voir les résultats de leurs efforts, tous deviendraient et demeureraient motivés. C’est pourquoi les gens qui travaillent dans les grandes organisations sont si difficiles à motiver; ils ne sont responsables que d’une partie de la réalisation et souvent très loin des résultats. On dit souvent que la routine détruit la motivation.


The Secret – Rhonda Byrne

The Secret
The Secret – Rhonda Byrne

This is a magnificent universe.  The universe is bringing all good things to me.  The universe is conspiring for me in all things.  The universe meets all my needs immediately.  The universe is supporting me in everything I do.

The law of attraction is jus figuring out what will help you generate the feelings of having it now. Do whatever you have to do to generate the feelings of having it now and then remember them.

All you require is you, and your ability to thing things in to being… Everything that has been invented and created throughout the history began with one thought.

You must feel good, you must feel good about you.  Praise and bless every square inch of your body.  Think about all the perfect things about you.

It takes no time to the universe to manifest what you want.   The universe does everything with zero effort.  There is no time an there is no size for the universe.  You provide the feelings of having it now, it will respond – whatever it is.

When things are going wrong you must stop and move yourself out of that frequency, take a few moments and shift yourself.

You can also turn waiting into a powerful time to create your future by imagining all the things you want.

At the end of every day, think through the events of the day.  If any events of moments did not go the way you wanted, replay them in your mind in a way that fits you.  In this way you are cleaning up your frequency from the day.

Make a list of things to be grateful for.  This shifts your energy and starts to shift your thinking.

“Money comes easily and frequently”

Make space in order for things to start to come, “Act as if”.

For relationships to really work we need to focus on what we appreciate about the other person, not what we have been complaining about.  -> Think about al the reasons why you love her / him, then write them.

This might be the reason of problems in the relationship: focusing on what we don’t want.

“There is more than enough good to go around.  There are more than enough creative ideas.  There is more than enough power.  There is more than enough love.  There is more than enough joy”.

We often get distracted with this thing called our body that just holds our spirit.

You are God in a physical body.  You are spirit in the flesh. You are eternal life expressing itself as you.  You are a cosmic being. You are all power.  You are all wisdom.  You are all intelligence.  You are perfection.  You are magnificence.  You are the creator and you are creating the creation of you on this planet.

Visualization – > Emotions – > Feeling as if having now ( which is the real feel, no time, no space ) – > Attraction and manifestation.

The “hows” are the domain of the universe, it always knows the shortest, quickest, fastest, most harmonious way between you and your dream

||| Be aware of your thoughts.  Stop and ask yourself “What am I thinking? What am I feeling? “ |||

To love yourself fully you must focus on a new dimension of you. You must focus on the presence inside you.  As you focus on the presence within, it will begin to reveal itself to you.  It is a feeling of pure love and bliss, and it is perfection.  That presence is the perfection of you.  That presence is the real you.  As you focus on that presence, as you feel, love and praise that presence, you will love yourself fully, quite possible for the first time in your life.

Any time you look yourself with critical eyes, switch your focus immediately to the presence within, and its perfection will reveal itself to you.  Focus on and love the presence within you and perfection will manifest.

The only thing you need is to feel good now.

Do what you love.  If you don’t know what brings you joy, just ask “what is my joy?” as you commit to your joy, you will attract an avalanche of joyful things because you are radiating joy.

Now that you have learned the knowledge of the secret, what you do with it is up to you.  Whatever you choose is right. The power is all yours.

Link to book in Amazon: The Secret – Rhonda Byrne