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msnbc.com
updated 4/27/2007 2:30:09 PM ET 2007-04-27T18:30:09

In his new book, Better: A surgeon's notes on performance, bestselling author Atul Gawande explores how his experiences in the medical field have helped him formulate a set of criteria for self improvement.

Gawande joined MSNBC.com's Will Femia to talk about the themes and lessons of Better and how they might apply to those of us who aren't surgeons.

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