1. Inventing Medical Devices – A perspective from India
In this book, the author shares his experiences, anecdotes, insights and failures while inventing medical devices in India over the last six years. The idea is to give entrepreneurs (clinicians, engineers, designers, business professionals) a realistic expectation of the time, money, co-ordination and teamwork required to develop a medical device in India. This book includes case studies, anecdotes, caricatures and a special “how I do it” section at the end of the book that gives step-by-step guidelines on how to identify a need, make clinical observations, create need statements, perform needs filtering, develop criteria, conceptualize a solution and take it to a proof of concept. This book is recommended for all Indian healthcare professionals, engineers and product designers who seek to solve unmet clinical challenges with new medical devices, but are unsure of how to go about taking their idea from the concept stage to an actual product. This book illustrates ways for engineers and designers to formally engage with doctors, and gives a comprehensive perspective of the path from ideation to commercialization.
2. The Benefits of Failing Successfully
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.
3. One year of Stand up comedy: A Journey in India
When Jagdish Chaturvedi, a doctor-turned-innovator-turned-author, could not balance his schedule effectively to perform as an actor, he chose to transition from theatre to a comparatively less schedule-intensive art form – stand-up comedy. This book is about the first year of his transformational journey, and it delves into several aspects of being a successful comedian, such as the process of writing jokes, delivering them, promoting a show, branding oneself, understanding the audience and even rescuing the show.
What are the challenges? How do you overcome them? How much can you earn and how can you sustain it on a regular basis? What are the key learnings to take from bad experiences? What shouldn’t I do? This book shares raw experiences of a growing stand-up comedian and includes a separate section that provides valuable advice from seasoned and experienced stand-up comedians. This book aims to be a struggling comic’s answer to all unanswered questions with the hope to help accelerate their journey towards faster growth as a stand-up comedian