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Book from Boise State

A new book from Boise State University features some of Boise’s highest performing organizations — from football to law enforcement to dance — and offers advice for leaders of all types.

The release of “Wise Beyond Your Field: How Creative Leaders Out Innovate to Out Perform” was announced during a press conference on the Boise State campus this afternoon that featured the authors along with Boise State President Bob Kustra. Published by Boise State’s CCI Press in the Centre for Creativity and Innovation, it is available for $15 at the Boise State Bookstore, Bronco Shops and online at A portion of the book proceeds will go to scholarships for Boise State University students.

The book is authored by Nancy Napier, professor of business and executive director of the CCI, along with Boise State head football coach Chris Petersen, Jamie Cooper from Drake Cooper, Mark Hofflund of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Don Kemper of Healthwise, Bob Lokken of WhiteCloud Analytics, Gary Raney of the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, and John Michael Schert of Trey McIntryre Project. The group is known collectively as “The Gang.”