Howard Schultz

Inside the mission to blow up the 2020 Democratic field

The effort to dig up dirt on Donald Trump’s potential opponent is well underway.<p>Opposition research books are already being assembled. Political detectives are scouring archives, public records, real-time video and decades of old footage.<p>America Rising PAC, which at the time of its founding five …


Commentary: Medicare for all? Abolish ICE? Maybe not

What does Chris Pappas know that Bernie Sanders doesn't?<p>You know Sanders, the self-proclaimed socialist who almost snared the Democratic nomination …


Monday’s Motivation: Don’t let life’s tough times get in the way of pursuing your passion

There are many barriers that can ultimately block your journey of success.Starbucks CEO <b>Howard Schultz</b> was turned down by 217 of the 242 investors he …


How to discover the audience insight that could make or break your startup

<i>The following is an edited excerpt from</i> Shortcut Your Startup <i>by Courtney Reum and Carter Reum. The excerpt is provided by Gallery/Jeter Publishing.</i> …

Financial Services

6 Habits of The World’s Richest People Who Are Humbled, And Smart.

(<b></b>) What do Bill Gates, Jack Ma, Richard Branson and Apple CEO Tim Cook have in common? They are some of the wealthiest people on …


Better Buy: Starbucks vs. McDonald's

After a rough start to the year, which ubiquitous eatery is the right fit for your portfolio?<p>For large-cap dividend stocks, it's been somewhat of a …


What we missed in our 2020 Democratic power rankings

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>There's nothing that gets people talking more than ranked lists. That's especially true in politics, and double especially true when the subject is the 2020 presidential race.</i><p><i>So, when Chris Cillizza and Harry Enten ranked the 10 Democrats</i> most likely -- as of right now -- to wind up as the …


What to Expect When Starbucks Reports Earnings

The coffee purveyor has had its share of recent challenges. Is the worst over, or is there more pain to come?<p>The past several years haven't been good …


Schnatter’s Shadow Shakes Shareholder Assurance

Papa John’s tried to cleanly cut ties with its founder, but Schnatter could make that process pretty messy.<p>On today's episode of <i>Market Foolery</i>, host …


5 hard questions Democrats need to answer before 2020

<b>(CNN) —</b> Earlier today, we -- me and forecaster extraordinaire Harry Enten -- put out our first rankings of the 2020 field. (For more details on who ranks where, read our full write here.)<p>The process of ranking the 10 people most likely to be the Democratic nominee against President Donald Trump in …


Here's the Advice That Helped Fortune's 40 Under 40

The members of Fortune’s newest 40 Under 40 class have all reached impressive heights – but they didn’t get there alone. Many cite support from …

Tech Industry

How business is capitalizing on the millennial Instagram obsession

The tables at the Tsubaki Salon are slightly wobbly. No more than a couple of millimeters off kilter, but enough to be noticeable.<p>This is puzzling …


Top CEOs get massive pay awards, but portions may evaporate

The best paid NW public company CEOs for 2017 include a couple of new faces and three repeats. One longtime top earner is gone, however.


YMCA Receives $120K Grant for Water Safety Initiative

Buehler Family Foundation donates to support free water safety tests and lessons for children at North Suburban YMCA.<p>The Buehler Family Foundation …


Bannon: Biggest threat to Trump in 2020 could be Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

The problem isn’t how we feel about Trump — it’s how we feel about each other

Is there a way to bridge the divide between Republicans and Democrats?

Bill Clinton

Want to Escape Corporate Life to Start Your Own Business? Make Sure You Have What it Takes |

While spending years in a big company as an employee and an executive, I heard many people talking about jumping the corporate ship, dreaming of being an entrepreneur, and totally in charge of their own destiny.<p>Fortunately for many of them it was all talk and no action, saving them from a world of …


Report: If Howard Schultz runs for president, some fear possible damage to Starbucks brand

The average Joe may sometimes like his coffee black, but it’s never strictly red or blue.<p>Starbucks has built itself into a global coffee giant with a …


How a Political Strategy Can Bolster Brand Reputation in Volatile Times

Successful political candidates know how to win in constantly changing, volatile circumstances. Their future is based on how well they connect with …

Advertising Industry

CITY DIARY: Starbucks mogul Howard Schultz is urged not to run for U.S. president

CITY DIARY: Starbucks mogul Howard Schultz is urged not to run for U.S. president because it will alienate customers<p>Associates of jargon-prone …

Money (UK)

Dave Eggers' 'The Monk of Mokha' Is a Little Too Carefully Brewed

The Monk of Mokha<p>Knopf<p>Jan 2018<p>The question of empathy is always an interesting factor when it comes to creative non-fiction. How close must the …


Almost 75% Of Likely Dem Voters ‘Want A New Face’ For Presidential Election In 2020

4:09 PM 07/17/2018<p>Nearly three-fourths of likely Democratic voters said that they want a new face to lead the party into the 2020 presidential …

Conservative View

The Women Running NYC’s Most Exclusive Social Club and the Men Who Are Desperate to Join

Michael Cohen wanted in so badly he pulled money from his shady shell company for new member dues.<p>Two blocks from Trump Tower in Manhattan, hoards of sweaty tourists walk by an innocuous office building on 55th Street. You wouldn’t guess it from the outside, but the address hosts CORE, one of the …

Roger Goodell

Skeptics Still Haven't Proven Starbucks Wrong About China

A photo of a Starbucks store opening in Shanghai in nearly two decades ago shows a youthful then Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz with Chinese staff and looking ready to please. Another photo of him in Shanghai last week has the same smiling expression at a meeting of 2,000 employees.<p>The affable style …


Opinion: Buy Microsoft, not IBM — and find the winners in six other sectors

We’re in the thick of earnings season, and so far company reports have been strong.<p>Corporate profits are booming, with research firm FactSet plotting …


My Starbucks Strategy-Combining Stocks And Options

<b>Introduction</b><p>In the past several weeks investors were preoccupied with Starbucks (SBUX). Personally, I read many articles here on Seeking Alpha, and …


Romney Held Dem Donor Meeting For Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz And It Didn’t Go Well

7:30 PM 07/16/2018<p>Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney recently hosted a donor meeting for former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz who has been …

Conservative View

Democrats pine for elusive 'fresh face' in 2020

At any given moment, the news media is bandying about 15 to 20 potential Democratic presidential hopefuls who will duke it out for the nomination in …


Starbucks Investors Don’t Want Howard Schultz to Run for President

• Howard Shultz is no longer actively involved with Seattle-based coffee giant Starbucks, but his name is still mostly associated with the company. If Schultz runs for president in 2020, ‘Bucks executives and investors worry partisan rhetoric may hurt their brand. “Will there be some segment of the …


LeBron James, Magic Johnson, and the future of the King’s final act

The true allure of Los Angeles lies in a mentorship with Magic Johnson<p>Kings have always known how to show the spoils of their regality. The art of the flex is imbued into one’s eminence, and at times, majesty requires it. LeBron James unraveled this knack and created a runway to bless the world …