Nancy Napier

Stealth Creativity

A very brave person gave me a holiday gift that could have led to disaster. She knows that I’m an awful gardener: I’ve tried growing tomatoes half a dozen times over the years and always fail. The two plants in my house live only because someone else kindly remembers to water them. So, in mid-December… Read more Stealth Creativity

What remote Boise can learn from remote Brisbane in Australia

Dear Mayor Dave Bieter, Last year, I visited Brisbane, Australia, and felt like I was in a version of Boise-of-the-Future, if we’re lucky. I had no idea what Brisbane is like. I’ve seen photos of Australia, probably the same ones you’ve seen — of Ularu (Ayers Rock), koalas, the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney’s Opera… Read more What remote Boise can learn from remote Brisbane in Australia

What’s Your Mantra?

For nine years, I worked on a large capacity building project in Vietnam.  When people asked for specifics, I’d tell them it was a “new venture start up”  to help establish the country’s first international standard business school. The first four to five years were exciting, I was learning constantly, felt that our work was… Read more What’s Your Mantra?