Philip Anschutz: Author of “Out Where The West begins”
and benefactor of the Anschutz Medical Campus
 

In Part One of this special two-part series, Philip Anschutz, CEO and Chairman of The Anschutz Corporation, joins Aaron to talk about his book, “Out Where The West Begins.”  He shares how he developed his interest in the American West and how its development shaped the way our country is today.  Mr. Anschutz shares the tales of the most influential and groundbreaking historical business figures in the American West and the reasons that they made this country great. Some of the 50 men Anschutz profiles include exceptional leaders such as Brigham Young, Cyrus McCormick, General William Palmer, John D. Rockefeller, Leland Stanford, Adolph Coors, Claude Boettcher, J.P. Morgan, Buffalo Bill Cody, and Andrew Carnegie.

In Part Two of this special two-part series, Philip Anschutz, CEO and Chairman of The Anschutz Corporation, sits down with Aaron to talk more about his book, “Out Where The West Begins.”  He shares the economic factors in the West that enabled America to become the Number One economic power in the world.  He also discusses how varied the ethics were of the 50 men he profiles and analyzes their different approaches to philanthropy.  Mr. Anschutz also describes the reasons for his selection of the artwork he chose for the book.  In addition, he shares his thoughts about the process of writing the book and the lessons that he learned from the individuals about whom he wrote.

In addition to the two half-hour programs, watch this 4½-minute exclusive Web special about the next book Anschutz would like to write.

 

In this special program, recorded on site, Aaron provides viewers with a firsthand look at the Anschutz Medical Campus --- the newest and largest medical-related project in the United States. He gets help from then CU Medical School Dean Dick Krugman learning about the history of the Campus and follows that with interviews of some of the exemplary staff helping patients in crisis.

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