Howard Schultz

After Admitting Massive Data Breach, Uber's CEO Published a Powerful Blog Post--and Gave Fans Something to Root for

In an attempt to 'change the way we do business,' Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi reveals a major cover up--and details what he's doing to address it.<p>Yesterday, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi took to the company's official blog to reveal some majorly disappointing news: In late 2016, company executives …

Dara Khosrowshahi

Why rejection can help boost your career

Gal Gadot almost quit acting after being told “no” so many times. Here’s how long you should stick it out before quitting<p>Rejection hurts, so toughen …

Money

Britain's corporate tax rate is 19%. Many businesses don't want a cut

Britain plans to cut its corporate tax rate to 17% over the next three years. But many businesses say they're happy with the current 19%, thank you very much.<p>Make no mistake: Business leaders want to reduce their total tax burden.<p>But they're asking U.K. Treasury chief Philip Hammond to take another …

Fraud

Are You Ready For the $500 Milkshake? (No, It's Not At McDonald's)

This makes Starbucks's $10 coffees look like a bargain.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Do you covet expensive things, just because they're expensive?<p>Do you work all day and night in the hope that, one day, you'll get behind the …

McDonald's

The Evolution Of Retail: From Corner Store To Artificial Intelligence | Entrepreneur

Let’s face it: we all like acquiring new things. Things that make us feel good or look good or make our lives easier somehow. We like the thrill of …

Business (South Africa)

C.E.O. Deficit Fears Dissolve With the Prospect of Corporate Tax Cuts

In mid-October 2012, Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, hosted a luncheon on the 49th floor of the firm’s Park Avenue headquarters. The guest list was a boldface roll call of corporate executives and policymakers: Lloyd C. Blankfein of Goldman Sachs, David M. Cote of Honeywell, the …

Business

Candid Wall Street barons worry that GOP tax plan will lead to literal euthanasia of the rentier

In 1936, John Maynard Keynes suggested that a fair economic system would lead to "the euthanasia of the rentier, and, consequently, the euthanasia of …

Social Justice

How To Invest in Teavana Stock

The tea brand held its IPO years ago, but a lot has changed since then.<p>Only a few years ago Teavana was flying so high that it looked like it might …

Stocks

All Evidence Shows #GOPTaxScam Is Horrible. Only Question: Can It Be Stopped?

While informed critics and experts say they are now "running out of adjectives to describe how horrible" the GOP's House and Senate tax plans are, …

Liberal View

How to Excel at Both Strategy and Execution

For decades, we’ve often thought of leadership profiles in unique buckets—two popular varieties were the “visionaries”, who embrace strategy and think about amazing things to do, and the “operators”, who get stuff done. We intuitively knew that there must be leaders that span these areas, but in …

“It’s a Ponzi Scheme”: Wall Street Fears Trump’s Deranged Tax Plan Could Kick Off Economic Euthanasia

Wall Street vets say an attack on blue states could start a chain reaction in the housing market. “Will this be the first tax cut in American history that actually results in a recession?”<p>“It’s a Ponzi scheme,” a Wall Street executive told me, dismissing the idea that a multi-trillion dollar tax …

Economy

At Snopes, a Peek Down the Right-Wing Rabbit Holes

Fake news is a perfect marriage of corrupt capitalism (make-a-buck pranksters) and corrupt constitutionalism (people who lie under protection of the …

U.S. Politics

People are angry about the secret 'gay agenda' in Starbucks' festive cups

Starbucks launched its festive cups campaign earlier this month, with an advert featuring a same-sex couple.<p>The coffee company said the “the cup is …

LGBTQ

5 Secrets for Aspiring Leaders

Whether you're trying to disrupt an entire industry or simply spearhead a one-off project, these five secrets transform leaders from good to great.<p><i>By Craig Hickman (@HickmanCraig), Futurist and Senior Vice President of New Product Development</i><p>Visionary leaders believe in the employees whose efforts …

Leadership

How Starbucks brewed a stronger sustainability bond

The first corporate-issued sustainability bond was spun from the question Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz usually poses at the coffee company's …

Sustainability

Everything I Know About Design I Learned from The Sopranos

<i>This essay was originally published on June 11, 2007, and appears in the new essay collection,</i> Now You See It and Other Essays on Design, <i>available</i> …

Stone Age

Howard Schultz, Starbucks and a History of Corporate Responsibility

While corporate profits might seem incongruous with doing social good, Howard Schultz, the executive chairman of Starbucks, would counter that the opposite is true.<p>There is a great need, Mr. Schultz said, “to achieve the fragile balance between profit, social impact, and a moral obligation” to do …

Business

Office sharing giant WeWork plans to hire 1,500 refugees over the next five years

WeWork, the ambitious office-sharing company that has expanded into nearly 60 cities and into brand extensions like communal housing and a private elementary school, has a new ambition: Over the next five years, the New York-based co-working space-turned-lifestyle brand plans to hire 1,500 refugees …

News (U.S.)

Excerpts From the DealBook Conference

<i>Business leaders talked with Andrew Ross Sorkin at the DealBook conference, “Playing for the Long Term.” Excerpts have been edited and condensed.</i><p><b>Howard Schultz, Executive Chairman, Starbucks</b><p>I’d say this last week 100 million people came through Starbucks stores around the world, and our customers …

Business

Starbucks: We Open a New Store in China Every Day | Investopedia

Global coffee and food chain Starbucks Inc. (SBUX) is doubling down on China, its most profitable region in the world at the store level, opening up …

China

Tea Turns Up Temperature in Fight Against Coffee

Tea, the world’s most popular hot beverage, has long struggled with an image problem: People just aren’t willing to pay up for a cup. Now tea makers are launching new drinks and marketing campaigns to convince people to pay as much for a cup of herbal tea as they would for a caffe latte.<p>“Our …

Lifestyle

Starbucks is going grande into the Italian-food business

Starbucks, best known for grande coffees and secret-menu lattes, is treading into new territory: Italian food, made to order.<p>The Seattle,Washington-based superchain will be serving up pizza, tiramisu, and focaccia sandwiches by joining forces with Princi, a bakery with a handful of locations in …

Coffee

The Secrets of Resilience

Does early hardship in life keep children from becoming successful adults? It’s an urgent question for parents and educators, who worry that children growing up in difficult circumstances will fail to reach their full potential, or worse, sink into despair and dysfunction.<p>Social scientists have …

Psychology

Starbucks' Howard Schultz to Trump: Corporate America Doesn't Need a Big Tax Cut

Investors have been salivating over the thought of President Donald Trump’s corporate tax cuts, but Starbucks chairman and former CEO Howard Schultz …

Donald Trump

Know Your One Thing & Stop Trying to Do Everything

I didn’t start discovering real success until I stopped trying to do everything and started concentrating on just doing one thing really damn well.<p>I …

Seth Godin

Howard Schultz Owes His Rags-to-Riches Starbucks Success to Bill Gates Sr.

Anybody can make money, but it takes something special to make a difference at the same time.<p>Starbucks executive chairman Howard Schultz is as famous for his rags-to-riches story--coming up on the wrong side of the tracks, crossing them, and becoming a business icon--as for his determination for …

Success

Starbucks' Howard Schultz: GOP Tax Plan Is 'Fool's Gold' That Doesn't Help Vulnerable Americans

Starbucks chairman and former CEO Howard Schultz has never been one to hold back on giving his opinion about the state of the country. On Thursday, speaking at the DealBook conference in New York City, Schultz continued his outspoken streak — especially when it came to the subject of the GOP’s new …

Business

Starbucks' chairman slams GOP tax plan — here's what the coffee giant's workers have to say about his rumored political ambitions

• <b>Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz slammed the GOP tax plan and modern American "dysfunction."</b>• <b><br>While Schultz has denied rumors of a presidential run, those who know him say that he's been interested in politics for years.</b>• <b><br>Current and former Starbucks employees are split on if Schultz's values could</b> …

U.S. Politics

Starbucks Chairman Trashes Tax Bill As "Fool's Gold"

"This is not tax reform, this is a tax cut."<p>Starbucks executive chairman Howard Schultz described the Republican tax bill working its way through Congress as "fool's gold" that would do little to improve the living standards of typical Americans and instead just enhance corporate profits and stock …

Business

Mark Cuban: "I'm Honestly Considering" Running For President

"Given the circumstances there’s a unique opportunity for someone, like me, who’s independent and not affiliated with party in any way."<p>Mark Cuban is "honestly considering" running for president in 2020, the Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank star said at a conference in New York City on …

Business