From the Ground up

From the Ground up

A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America

Book - 2019
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Longtime CEO and chairman of Starbucks Howard Schultz shares his ideas on the new responsibilities of leaders, businesses, and citizens in American society today, through the intimate lens of his life and work.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2019]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780525509448
0525509445
Branch Call Number: B Sch823F 2019
Characteristics: xiii, 352 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Gordon, Joanne

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AnneCarolineDrake
Mar 18, 2019

I lost a lot of respect for Howard Schultz after reading this book. The clarity of our thinking comes through via our writing, and this book is at best a schizophrenic stream of consciousness. No idea what point he was trying to make, but I'm fairly certain, "elect me as POTUS" isn't going to resonate with voters.

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StarGladiator
Mar 15, 2019

[Update: Oh no . . . say it ain't so! So Daddy Starbucks, a k a Howie Schultz, actually DID NOT attend college on a football scholarship. In fact, he never played football in college. And that rough-and-tumble, hard scrabble 'hood he said he grew up in - - pretty middle-class after all!
Gosh, good thing no one take him seriously as a presidential candidate, he certainly has some serious skillz!]
I skimmed this at the book store, can't really work up the interest to read such a submediocre guy. Yeah, yeah, he built an international coffee chain, but sells plastic coffeemakers, and anyone who is familiar with coffee knows it is never supposed to touch anything plastic, especially not in the brewing stage.
Yeah, he did sell off a sports team, and he did build illegally on public land, but the really important thing is how mediocre and clueless he is about everything.
Serious suggestion:
www.yang2020.com

[Time for a real democratic presidential candidate!]

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Jessi52
Mar 09, 2019

Howard Schultz delves into his troubled family past, giving him the desire to succeed. He explains his desire to help his "partners" offering medical coverage to anyone working a minimum of 20 hours, which is very unusual in any business. When hard times came and investors wanted him to cut it, he kept it, for moral reasons. I knew Starbucks was a good company to work for, had no idea they did so many other things, to help people. Reinforced my love of Starbucks coffee. Off to get that latte.

Possibly the man who ran your local coffee shop out of business, would make a good president. What do you think?

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RandyDahlgren
Jan 23, 2019

Didn't he lose Seattle the Sonics and build his concrete wall on the next door city park land?

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