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Why Boise State’s basketball players huddle tighter

Think organizational culture In the Boise State men’s basketball locker room, on one of the walls–20 feet long and 10 feet tall–is a photo of the team, huddled together. The photo is shot from above, showing players’ heads and arms, wrapped around their shoulders. The caption under the photo reads: WE HUDDLE TIGHTER When I… Read more Why Boise State’s basketball players huddle tighter

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