Idaho Statesman

Will Idaho’s growing old-age population shape Boise in a different way?

When many people think about “shapers” of a community, they may think first of people with power, who make decisions like where roads will go, where to put new housing developments, or how to build and run companies that thrive. My first thought about community “shapers” zeroed in on “invisible” changes that have and will… Read more Will Idaho’s growing old-age population shape Boise in a different way?

How do you hire for passion or curiosity? Here’s one question to ask.

When I was a young professor, I invited a very successful entrepreneur to speak to my class. One of the questions was, “How did you learn to hire the right people?” His response: “I made a lot of mistakes … on my previous employer’s nickel.” In other words, he learned how to hire by making… Read more How do you hire for passion or curiosity? Here’s one question to ask.

Where Jail Has No Bars

At one Idaho correctional facility, guards love coming to work, inmates are encouraged to succeed, and the result is a jail that looks nothing like the ones on TV. “Six months after I became sheriff, the most dangerous inmate in the jail escaped and was gone for 10 days,” says former Sheriff Gary Raney. “It… Read more Where Jail Has No Bars