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Author Schultz, Howard, author.

Title From the ground up : a journey to reimagine the promise of America / Howard Schultz with Joanne Gordon.

Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2019]

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Edition First edition.
Description xiii, 352 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Contents Beginnings. Conflicted ; Connection ; A different kind of company ; In the mud ; Powerless ; Dysfunction -- Intention and reinvention. The dignity of work ; Better angels ; Duty ; This is not charity ; Unintended consequences ; Role and responsibility ; For love of country ; A promise made ; A promise kept -- Bridging divides. Discuss ; The third rail in the third place ; Rethink the possible ; Start somewhere ; Share your blanket ; Gumption ; Filial piety ; Welcoming places ; Accountable ; A better version of us -- Epilogue: our climb.
Summary 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. What do we owe one another? How do we channel our drive, ingenuity, even our pain, into something more meaningful than individual success? And what is our duty in the places where we live, work, and play? These questions are at the heart of the American journey. They are also ones that Howard Schultz has grappled with personally since growing up in the Brooklyn housing projects and while building Starbucks from eleven stores into one of the world's most iconic brands. In From the Ground Up, Schultz looks for answers in two interwoven narratives. One story shows how his conflicted boyhood--including experiences he has never before revealed--motivated Schultz to become the first in his family to graduate from college, then to build the kind of company his father, a working-class laborer, never had a chance to work for: a business that tries to balance profit and human dignity. A parallel story offers a behind-the-scenes look at Schultz's unconventional efforts to challenge old notions about the role of business in society. From health insurance and free college tuition for part-time baristas to controversial initiatives about race and refugees, Schultz and his team tackled societal issues with the same creativity and rigor they applied to changing how the world consumes coffee. Throughout the book, Schultz introduces a cross-section of Americans transforming common struggles into shared successes. In these pages, lost youth find first jobs, aspiring college students overcome the yoke of debt, post-9/11 warriors replace lost limbs with indomitable spirit, former coal miners and opioid addicts pave fresh paths, entrepreneurs jump-start dreams, and better angels emerge from all corners of the country. From the Ground Up is part candid memoir, part uplifting blueprint of mutual responsibility, and part proof that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. At its heart, it's an optimistic, inspiring account of what happens when we stand up, speak out, and come together for purposes bigger than ourselves. Here is a new vision of what can be when we try our best to lead lives through the lens of humanity.
Longtime CEO and chairman of Starbucks, 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. His conflicted boyhood motivated Schultz to become the first in his family to graduate from college, then to build the kind of company his father, a working-class laborer, never had a chance to work for: a business that tries to balance profit and human dignity. Behind-the-scenes, we get a look at Schultz's efforts to challenge old notions about the role of business in society. An optimistic account of what happens when we stand up, speak out, and come together for purposes bigger than ourselves. -- adapted from jacket.
Subject Schultz, Howard.
Starbucks Coffee Company.
Executives -- United States -- Biography.
Businessmen -- United States -- Biography.
Coffee industry -- United States.
Social responsibility of business -- United States.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Author Gordon, Joanne, author.
ISBN 9780525509448 (hardcover)
0525509445 (hardcover)

 
    
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