In Response to: Designing Doctors

“Designing Doctors,” the excellently engaging article from the October issue about Bon Ku *09’s “get it done” approach to problem-solving (medical in this instance), is remiss only in overlooking mention of its most doggedly determined disciple. In its current parlance as Design Thinking, the discipline of problem-solving is rendered an unintentional disservice in overlooking mention of Thomas Alva Edison, who in his industriously indefatigable pursuit of solutions famously said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” 

Kudos and a Locomotive to the energetic Dr. Ku for his open-ended, cross-disciplinary pursuit of progress, medical or otherwise. Every existing category of human endeavor might beautifully benefit through the emulation of his tireless and extraordinary effort.

Rocky Semmes ’79
Alexandria, Va.