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“Rather than placing tech leaders on a pedestal, we should put their successes in context, acknowledging the role of government not only as a supporter of basic science but as a partner for new ventures. Otherwise, it is all too easy to denigrate public-sector investment, eroding support for government agencies and training programs and ultimately putting future innovation at risk. As Mazzucato puts it, “It’s precisely because we admire Musk and think his contributions are important that we need to get real about where his success actually comes from.” (excerpt)

via Putting Elon Musk and Steve Jobs on a Pedestal Misrepresents How Innovation Happens | MIT Technology Review.

A series of profiles on people who are transforming their fields by creating, educating, provoking, and delighting


Teachers should read these articles to prepare for student questions and curiosity. Can even be assigned as part of an inquiry-based project or writing assignment.