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On “Bad Work” in the Academy: Recognizing It, Thwarting it

by Howard Gardner For many years, my colleagues and I have sought to identify the factors that increase the likelihood that good work will be carried out. We have considered a variety of factors, including the early formative influences, the contributions of models and mentors, one’s colleagues on the job, the norms and examples celebrated […]

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A Religion for Our Time

by Howard Gardner Recently, I read two books by scholars whom I respect.  And they prompted me to ponder and collate my own views about religion and good work. Jonathan Sacks was a noted religious leader and author. (He died in November 2020, shortly after this essay was drafted). Over the years, I’ve learned much […]

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Opinion: The ‘app generation’ meets the pandemic

How will the “App Generation,” a cohort that expects there to be “just-in-time” solutions and answers to a wide range of needs and desires, respond to the pandemic? Howard Gardner and Katie Davis offer their opinion in The Seattle Times. Click here to read the piece in full.

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Palantir and the Two Forms of Synthesis

by Howard Gardner Until recently, only those “in the know” had heard of the corporation named Palantir. But of late, it has come into the spotlight. For investors, on October 1, 2020, Palantir had an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange—book value in the neighborhood of twenty billion dollars. For newspaper readers, on […]

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The Intelligences of Making Music: A Personal Exploration

From an early age, music has been very important in my life. After picking out tunes on a neighbor’s piano, I began to study piano formally when I was barely seven years old; and by the time that I was 12, I was already quite accomplished. At that point, I had to decide whether to […]

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