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Howard Schultz is chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Starbucks. He and his wife have pledged extensive support to help veterans make successful transitions to civilian life through the Schultz Family Foundation's Onward Veterans initiative. He is the author or co-worker of Onward: visa mer How Starbucks Fought for Its Life Without Losing Its Soul, Pour Your Heart Into It, and For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us about Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

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Födelsedag
1953-07-19
Kön
male
Nationalitet
USA
Utbildning
Northern Michigan University
Yrken
businessman
Organisationer
Starbucks
Maveron

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Too young to ever know a time when Starbucks was a leader in quality of coffee (if there ever was a time) but that's how Howard describes the 70s-80s. The book is pretty apologetic and romantic about the commercialization of the original stores. His and Starbucks' emphasis on ethical treatment of workers (including the unprecedented healthcare and stock options for even part time workers) is interesting.
 
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eatonphil | 7 andra recensioner | May 8, 2022 |
This is an interesting book about a man that started out in the projects of NY and ended up the CEO of Starbucks. The story is good and the learnings are good. I could have done with a little less politics - not sure we need Starbucks to change/save the world . . . but I respect the man for the programs he worked to put in place and the dollars he has donated to make a difference.
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sbenne3 | 1 annan recension | Sep 7, 2020 |
The first few chapters depicting the origin story were worth the read. The author is too ernest and the voice rubbed off the wrong way. It's just difficult to like big corporations, even if those running the show don't mean any harm.
 
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bsmashers | 7 andra recensioner | Aug 1, 2020 |
I liked this account of the rise, stumble, and re-rise of Starbucks. Schultz is passionate, and he honestly cares about all aspects of how Starbucks effects all that it touches.

But this book bothered me and I had a hard time finishing it. I just had to plow through. Schultz is very passionate and caring, but from this book, I got the impression that he is more than a little in love with himself.

As a small business owner...
I found his approach to business interesting. I found his approach both inspiring and disagreeable all at the same time.

Inspiring: He really truly cares about his employees. Health care for all? Awesome. Just... awesome. Yeah, they had to downsize at one point in time, but he did not give up that position... health care for all employees. Just. Wow.

Inspiring: He cares about the growers... though it was a bit murky about how far he goes with this. They are involved with Coffee and Farmer Equity practices, which are good. Regardless, they are doing more than anyone else their size.

Disagreeable: If you are not nearly 100% as passionate about his business as Schultz is... He doesn't get it. Schultz loves what he does and it is his life. From the book, I get the impression that he expects that of everyone from manager on up.

Disagreeable: Growth Growth Growth. He is so focused on growth and then wonders why the nature of the business has changed. He often repeats that he wants to mimic the personal nature of an Italian coffee shop. If that is the case, he wouldn't have gone public and spurred growth to 10s of 1000s of shops.

Anyway... it is a good read until it becomes a tiresome read. It is worth reading just to get in the brain of a successful businessman who is also civic-minded.

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ErrantRuminant | 16 andra recensioner | Mar 13, 2020 |

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Medlemmar
1,799
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Recensioner
27
ISBN
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