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Old 10-04-2011, 06:31 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Maybe he should run on the Republican ticket with Cain, the Pizza CEO.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Jersey
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He could have geniune concerns, but I think this is a marketing ploy to a large degree.
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:39 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I don't Tyler, he built Starbucks largely by going against the grain of conventional business thinking, and this demonstrates he still feels it is the best path both for Starbucks and society. It takes guts to be contrarian, and he has walked the walk.
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:45 AM
 
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CEOs like this are BIG thinkers. They think of the bigger picture and making society a better place. Making a ton of loot is just incidental. He is along the same lines as the CEOs of Ben and Jerry's and Google.
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:38 PM
 
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Starbucks is how a company should be run. All full-time employees from top to bottom are eligible for benefits including tuition reimbursement. They buy raw materials at fair prices well above the going rate. And they pass all these expenses onto the customer while providing great customer experiences. I'm a happy customer.

The company has always believed in social responsibility.
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:25 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Correct, NJBest, short term profits at the expense of long-term growth are not part of its DNA. Unfortunately, it is one of FEW well run corps. Most are cooking the future for the sake of the present.
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:30 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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This is more like it. This is a huge battle for the future and there are not many CEOs like this one.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:45 PM
 
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I would bet like Buffet who is in a tax battle now that he take full advanatge of all loopholes .Its publicity only like so much other.
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:30 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I would bet like Buffet who is in a tax battle now that he take full advanatge of all loopholes .Its publicity only like so much other.
I think Starbucks has been ahead of its time with regard to corporate social responsibility. As consumers become more socially conscious, corporations will have no choice but to address that part of the market. That's not to say many corporations don't have noble charitable and environmental initiatives, but I think it'll become even more essential in an effort to not be labeled "evil" and only focused on profits. Whatever the motive, they have to have good public relations.
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