John Brownlee

Minneapolis, MN

Charles Lindbergh is my hero. He made it across the Atlantic because he was prepared, and because he had the guts to try it.

In an industry like healthcare you have to understand the fundamentals ... how things really work. You have to be prepared. It takes time - and lots of work - to get inside this business.

However, if you want to see great things happen, you also have to have guts. You have to be willing to take chances, and see if you can make something work a little bit better.

I have tried to bring that spirit to my career in health care. It hasn't always worked, but it's been incredibly engaging. And I hope along the way maybe some lives have been impacted for the better.