Fail File: John Dunn, surgeon and founder of Endoscopy Auckland

Fail File: John Dunn, surgeon and founder of Endoscopy Auckland
John Dunn says surgery is a good analogy for life. (Image: Endoscopy Auckland)
Victoria Carter
Each fortnight, Victoria Carter speaks to someone about failure and disappointment and what they learned.This time, she talks to associate professor John Dunn, a surgeon and founder of Endoscopy Auckland.I was disappointed when ... I wasn’t any good at neurosurgery. I did about six months as part of my general surgery training, and I wanted to be able to say I was a brain surgeon! Then, that led me to explore other avenues. Disappointment leads to new discoveries, turning a negative into a positive.We tend to define people by what they do...

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