Ingenuity quote

3 August 2012 by Jennifer

I’m thinking I’m going to start propagating some of the quotes I find…

In Better, Atul Gawande cites three core requirements for success in medicine: diligence, “to do right” and “ingenuity – thinking anew”. I liked what he said about ingenuity:

Ingenuity is often misunderstood. It is not a matter of superior intelligence but of character. It demands more than anything a willingness to recognize failure, to not paper over the cracks, and to change.

Better is a book of essays about medicine & related stuff. Its Afterword is subtitled “Suggestions for Becoming a Positive Deviant” :-)

I’m yet to read his Checklist Manifesto, but that looks interesting too.

Appreciation, criticism & new ideas all welcome...

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