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Old 10-06-2011, 12:44 PM
 
Location: NJ
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The key ilovemycomputer90, is Starbucks chose as its leader a fearless contrarian, and there is no such thing as either a timid or a fearful contrarian. Too many CEOs are just blindly following the herd, with scant attention to how their short-term focus is harming their corps long-term future, and indifference, since they know the mess they leave behind with be the next CEOs problem.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Jersey
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All this social responsibility mantra hooplah is just a part of their business model and this particular initiative is about improving the brand image. Some of my acquaintances from college started their own businesses with the "socially concious" market specifically in mind. Are they geniunely socially concious? Perhaps, but the real point is that they know hipsters and people that I label as pruppies(progressive urban proffesionals) have money and will throw it at these types of businesses.

I'll give Schultz some credit though, he plays this game well.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:13 PM
 
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I don't understand why he thinks banks won't lend to small businesses... every bank I stepped into has been begging me to borrow money for a small business... I think he is just hyping his business with this project... although hasn't Starbucks been active on other political fronts, like no more donations to political candidates because of the gridlock...
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:41 PM
 
Location: SWUS
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Starbucks isn't politically active as far as I am aware, but of course it's easy for him to talk about that, being one of the corporations that consistently makes tons of profit from the very people protesting on Wall Street right now (and isn't being accused of being crooked)
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:50 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Jordan, Starbucks has had down profit periods. With him back, they are regaining their stride. We should welcome such a fine blend of profitability and responsibility. I suspect many deride such stuff since its like looking in the mirror, and they detest the things they do in the name of routine business practices.
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:08 AM
 
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I don't see how anyone can call Starbucks a crook for being profitable.
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:48 PM
 
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I don't see how anyone can call Starbucks a crook for being profitable.
How can they not be profitable when I found out this morning my drink had increased by a dollar over the weekend. I couldn't back out of that drive through fast enough.
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:59 PM
 
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How can they not be profitable when I found out this morning my drink had increased by a dollar over the weekend. I couldn't back out of that drive through fast enough.
They surely are profitable. Good thing too.
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:43 AM
 
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In the end he is just playing to his audience of customers. Afterall he sells over priced coffee to a specific market mostly.
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:16 PM
 
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In the end he is just playing to his audience of customers. Afterall he sells over priced coffee to a specific market mostly.
Or correctly priced coffee, depending on how you look at it.
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