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!Read ☦ Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet ☳ What does it mean to carry out good work What strategies allow people to maintain moral and ethical standards at a time when market forces wield unprecedented power and work life is being radically altered by technological innovation These are the questions at the heart of this important collaboration by three leaders in psychology Enlivened with stories of real people facing hard decisions, Good Work offers powerful insight into one of the most important issues of our time and, indeed, into the future course of science, technology, and communication Outdated is how I ll begin This book was written in 2001, and in almost 20 years technology has clearly changed the landscape of genetics and journalism I picked this book up because I enjoyed the book on Flow by one of the authors Let s start with the concept of good work Folks need to be truthful and fair, avoid conflicts of interest, have a moral compass This is in any field or domain of course The authors chose genetics and journalism and interviewed dozens of people They spend time e Outdated is how I ll begin This book was written in 2001, and in almost 20 years technology has clearly changed the landscape of genetics and journalism I picked this book up because I enjoyed the book on Flow by one of the authors Let s start with the concept of good work Folks need to be truthful and fair, avoid conflicts of interest, have a moral compass This is in any field or domain of course The authors chose genetics and journalism and interviewed dozens of people They spend time explaining the conditions of good work, ethics and excellence, alignment, and memes You have domains and fields, gatekeepers, apprentices, students Part 2 covers genetics Interesting science history, a shift from physics to biology, Francis Crick, James Watson and DNA, double helix, RNA, etc There was a golden age in this area Now money and wealth have creeped in and for profit companies are sexier to scientists than ethical research at a university Part 3 covers journalism and it s not pretty The industry is run by money and a few big corporations now Ratings rule the roost Entertainment is where it s at Fewer are entering the profession now due to all the negatives Sadly this part is outdated and slanted It covers the main stream liberal media outlets and fails to talk about how the liberal media shapes the narrative If we re talking ethics and honesty, they get an F in my opinion There s a little history from Ben Franklin to Thomas Jefferson, family owned papers, the 1947 Hutchins Commission Nixon and Clinton are thrown in There seems to be no moral code today in journalism Remember, this book was written before the internet, before Fox News and other right of center outfits You can t really have a discussion about journalism without being current My biggest issue with the info in this book is that it is too old, and one sided Soros really I m wondering if George funded the research here because he fails the ethics test Do the authors not see that Anyway, I was disappointed with the second half of this book because it was so biased How can you write a book about ethics and truth when you don t practice what you preach I ll give them a plus for adding a new afterward post 911 Clearly, journalism s role changed and evolved since that fateful day Perhaps I should have read this book 15 years ago when it was fresh It goes some way toward predicting the state of the world of journalism and genetics in what is now our present, but misses the depth of the internet s effects in opening broadcasting to everyone, and thereby creating content providers devoted to their clickthrough count and advertiser dollars and feeling no obligations to a tradition of journalistic ethics, and millions of users with poor discernment skills, used to relyin Perhaps I should have read this book 15 years ago when it was fresh It goes some way toward predicting the state of the world of journalism and genetics in what is now our present, but misses the depth of the internet s effects in opening broadcasting to everyone, and thereby creating content providers devoted to their clickthrough count and advertiser dollars and feeling no obligations to a tradition of journalistic ethics, and millions of users with poor discernment skills, used to relying on the truth of what they read or see There are good effects, too, of course, but from 2017 it looks a lot bleaker than the book foresaw I ve got a personalized copy thanks to Kay Johnson In sum 10 Leahs to get 1 Rachel The book is far longer than it needed to be, but the 11th chapter is worthwhile, interesting, informative, provocative and timely Actually, the entire section on excellence in journalism is timely in light of the Rupert Murdoch situation, but that isn t what I wanted the book for. I have no idea why I bought this book My guess is I read a book by Csikszentmihalyi, liked it, and then I saw the title onfor cheap so I decided to get it Given Csikszentmihalyi s background in psychology, I was expecting some interesting research on working hard despite troubling circumstances Instead I got a boring review of geneticists and journalists Now, don t get me wrong, I think the geneticists and journalists having really interesting occupations, but this book just bored me I have no idea why I bought this book My guess is I read a book by Csikszentmihalyi, liked it, and then I saw the title onfor cheap so I decided to get it Given Csikszentmihalyi s background in psychology, I was expecting some interesting research on working hard despite troubling circumstances Instead I got a boring review of geneticists and journalists Now, don t get me wrong, I think the geneticists and journalists having really interesting occupations, but this book just bored me.I don t want to rip the book because I think my distaste originates from my misplaced expectations This book, written by three world renowned psychologists, explores the question of how people navigate the tension of doing good work in a rapidly changing world They define good work as work that is both excellent in quality and socially responsible Or put another way, work defined by both competence and moral character They use the fields of genetics and journalism as their laboratory, interviewing hundreds of practitioners in both areas to find out where there may be tension between the This book, written by three world renowned psychologists, explores the question of how people navigate the tension of doing good work in a rapidly changing world They define good work as work that is both excellent in quality and socially responsible Or put another way, work defined by both competence and moral character They use the fields of genetics and journalism as their laboratory, interviewing hundreds of practitioners in both areas to find out where there may be tension between the demands of the profession and external forces e.g market pressures, technological change, etc This book wasn t quite what I expected it to be By focusing on the domains of genetics and journalism, the authors narrow the scope of the inquirythan I had anticipated although to their credit, they attempt to extrapolate their findings to the broader world of work at the end The book includes a lot of quotes from the interviews they conducted to illustrate their points and findings, but these conversations are somewhat dated now The book was published around 2001 and the nature of both genetics and journalism have evolved quite a bit since then although the seeds of those changes are evident even at the turn of the century.What I found most helpful in the book was two things First, it does a nice job of laying out some categories, giving language to the difference between a domain, a field, and a profession We sometimes use these terms synonymously, so it s nice to have a clear typology Second, the end of the book gives language to the idea that people must find ways to hold their center while moving into professional spaces, a process they describe as differentiation and integration Given that I had just been working on teaching a class called Identity and Adaptability, I found this to be a synergistic and corollary concept.This book may be too specific and dated to be essential reading any, but for those interested in the topic, it s not a waste of time It would be especially interesting to anyone who works in either genetics or journalism, I presume extremely boring what a pity that it took this great team of great names, so many years to produce such a dull book they could have put all this in a couple of articles Long, extremely biased, and repetitive, I am unsure of why this book is so highly regarded This book could have spent a lottime examining its many assumptions about the extant systems that create the problems the book outlines and about what work actually is, for example Good Work refuses to go beyond the surface level of what work is, and works hard to present capitalism and US exceptionalism as the one true way of operating in this world While I respect the research methodology of th Long, extremely biased, and repetitive, I am unsure of why this book is so highly regarded This book could have spent a lottime examining its many assumptions about the extant systems that create the problems the book outlines and about what work actually is, for example Good Work refuses to go beyond the surface level of what work is, and works hard to present capitalism and US exceptionalism as the one true way of operating in this world While I respect the research methodology of the three social scientists involved in creating this work, the synthesis of their findings leaves much to be desired I couldn t quite bring myself to give this one star, but that s probably what it deserves Read under duress for a seminar entirely unenlightening. Good Work When Excellence and Ethics Meet is the product of three psychologists from different fields Howard Gardner is a cognitive psychologist best known for his theory of multiple intelligences Csikszentmihalyi is a social psychologist best known for his concept of flow , a state in which an individuals skills and challenges mesh and completely absorb the mind See his book Flow William Damon is the author with which I am least familiar but he is a developmental psychologist who focuses Good Work When Excellence and Ethics Meet is the product of three psychologists from different fields Howard Gardner is a cognitive psychologist best known for his theory of multiple intelligences Csikszentmihalyi is a social psychologist best known for his concept of flow , a state in which an individuals skills and challenges mesh and completely absorb the mind See his book Flow William Damon is the author with which I am least familiar but he is a developmental psychologist who focuses on social and moral issues The book itself is the culimnation of several years of intense research into two major fields genetics and journalism The focus of their study was searching for the factors that lead to both highly effective and highly ethical behavior in a given field readat.http books.mydevnotes.com archive 2