In this book, Dr Chaturvedi shares ten personal anecdotes of mistakes
and failures and gives a perspective of his interpretation, where he positions
failures as a part of the process rather than a definitive outcome. Explaining
with humorous caricatures and situations, he demonstrates numerous benefits
that arise from such mistakes, why they are important and how they have helped
him shape his career.
Even though the mistakes and failures made by Dr Chaturvedi may appear
trivial and in-significant when compared to those faced by many others in the
general population, they highlight the principles of a very unique and positive
perspective that may be applied in mistakes and failures of greater magnitudes
as well. This book may serve to be food for thought for many who believe that
failures are detrimental and that they should be aggressively avoided and not
embraced. It may change their minds to think about failures as steps towards
success, by showing how key insights from these failures can be used to empower
new skills and opportunities.
Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi is an ENT surgeon, Biodesign expert (SIB Fellow 2012 - Alum), MBA (NIBM), MIT Technology Review’s 35 under 35 innovator (2016), actor and stand-up comedian. He is a seasoned medical device innovator (over 18 devices) and an expert in identifying and analyzing unmet clinical needs for quick development of affordable, high-quality medical devices.
Guest Authors –
Ramakrishna Pappu is a founding member of the InnAccel team and brings a unique business perspective to MedTech innovation. He is a market research and financial modeling expert and co-invented VAPCare (first in the world Critical Care product) and has conducted several Biodesign Fellowship programs.
Dr. Rohan D’Souza is a clinician who graduated from St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, following which he worked in Pharma, as a Medical Advisor at Pfizer and in MedTech at InnAccel, as part of the AIM Fellowship with the Lemelson Foundation.
Ravi Jangir is a Product Designer by profession and has a varied experience in designing & engineering consumer & medical products. He is an expert in design & ethnographic research, user experience, human factors & ergonomics. He is currently at InnAccel, as a part of the AIM Fellowship with Lemelson Foundation.