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 has been known all his
life by family, friends and peers for being absentminded, impulsive and for
making mistakes, failing and causing blunders. Despite this, at the age of 33, he
is a well-to-do Ear Nose Throat surgeon and medical device innovator with 18
inventions to date. He was recognized as one of the 35 innovators under the age
of 35 by MIT Technology Review in 2016.
He is a well-known stand-up comedian, actor and an author of the best-selling book
on medical devices called Inventing
Medical Devices: A Perspective from India.