March 12, 2013
The Aspen Institute today announced its 2013 Class of Henry Crown Fellows. The Henry Crown Fellowship engages the next generation of leaders in the challenge of community-spirited leadership. It brings together executives - most from the business world, all entrepreneurs, all under 45 - who have already achieved conspicuous success in their chosen fields and are at a point of meaningful inflection in their lives and careers. The two-year program comprises a structured series of four seminars and each Fellow will undertake an individual leadership project to put thought into action. Click here to see the 2013 Class announcement. Meet the 2013 Henry Crown Fellows here.
April 22, 2012
Honest Tea is launching a new campaign that acknowledges that it is part of a problem of waste in discarded drink containers and, to counter that, encourages more recycling. The company’s first “Great Recycle” event will take place on April 30, in Times Square, with a 30-foot-tall recycle bin, then move to other cities. The immediate goal is to recycle 45,000 beverage cans or bottles — the number of products that Honest Tea sells daily in the city. From there, Honest Tea plans to expand its recycling aggressively. “Recycling rates are still low, so we were looking for something aggressive but still fun and engaging to deliver the message,” said Co-Founder and CEO of Honest Tea, Seth Goldman (2005 Henry Crown Fellow). Read more here.
April 19, 2012
2008 Henry Crown Fellow Ángel Cabrera writes about “What Being Global Really Means” in today’s Harvard Business Review. Ángel is president of Thunderbird School of Global Management, and president-elect of George Mason University. He is coauthor, with Gregory Unruh, of Being Global: How to Think, Act, and Lead in a Transformed World (HBR Press). Read his blog post here.
April 13, 2012
Newark Mayor and 2003 Henry Crown Fellow Cory Booker helped rescue a neighbor from a fire on Thursday night. Booker returned home before firefighters had arrived and saw his neighbor's home engulfed in flames, and heard a woman screaming that her daughter was still inside. The mayor's security detail tried to drag him away, but Booker told them that the woman was going to die, Detective Alex Rodriguez told CBS. "Without thinking twice, he ran into the flames and rescued this young lady," Rodriguez said. Read more here.
April 10, 2012
Today’s Boston Globe featured a piece on Henry Crown and the genesis of the Henry Crown Fellowship Program. Read the article here and find out why a program like this is more essential today than ever.
April 9, 2012
Netflix executive and 2012 Henry Crown Fellow John Ciancutti is helping to create a video-recommendation system that knows you better than an old friend. A big part of Netflix's future rides on how much Ciancutti and about 150 engineers can improve the software that draws up lists of TV shows and movies that might appeal to each of the video-subscription service's 26 million customers. Read more here.
March 26, 2012
American Artist and 2006 Henry Crown Fellow Janet Echelman is transforming urban environments world-wide with her net sculptures. Her work was recently featured on the architecture website ArchDaily. Read the feature and see some of Janet's most famous projects here.
March 25, 2012
Henry Crown Fellowship Program Senior Mentor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s new PBS series, Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., begins airing tonight. The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of the new 10-part PBS series. Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is the 12th series from Professor Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. Filmed on location across the United States, the series premieres nationally Sundays, March 25 – May 20 at 8 pm ET on PBS (check local listings). Learn more about the series here.
March 23, 2012
2007 Henry Crown Fellow Fernando Espuelas interviewed President Barack Obama on his Univision Radio Network program "The Fernando Espuelas Show". Listen to the interview here.
March 9, 2012
Best Buy Co., Inc. announced that 2010 Henry Crown Fellow Stephen Gillett has been named executive vice president and president, Best Buy Digital and Global Business Services. Stephen, a former Starbucks executive, will oversee BestBuy.com and other e-commerce efforts at a time when the Richfield-based company is trying to better integrate its rapidly growing digital sales with its struggling physical stores. Read more here.
March 9, 2012
The Aspen Institute today announced its 2012 Class of Henry Crown Fellows. The Henry Crown Fellowship is designed to engage the next generation of leaders in the challenge of community-spirited leadership. It brings together executives—most from the business world, all entrepreneurs, all under 45—who have already achieved conspicuous success in their chosen fields and are at a point of inflection in their lives and careers. Read more here. Meet the 2012 Henry Crown Fellows here.