Howard Schultz Quotes

Howard Schultz Quotes: I was born on the other side of the tracks, in public housing in Brooklyn, New York. My dad never made more than $20,000 a year, and I grew up in a family that lost health insurance. So I was scarred at a young age with understanding what it was like to watch my parents lose access to the American dream.
I think there is probably no better person to aspire to emulate than Steve Jobs and what he has done at Apple in terms of his leadership, his innovation, not settling for mediocrity.
The Starbucks customer and the Teavana customer are two very different customers, two different need states that are highly complimentary.
People want to be part of something larger than themselves. They want to be part of something they're really proud of, that they'll fight for, sacrifice for, that they trust.
Don't settle! Embrace a dream--and keep dreaming. Don't be a bystander. Take it personally.
I never took classic business classes in college, so I don't have the background that any of the people running large companies have.
I could've just walked away but I never could have forgiven myself to allow Starbucks to drift into mediocrity or not be relevant. I just couldn't be a bystander.
Starbucks has stores in America in many, many communities that are governed by many, many different municipalities. Starbucks cannot dictate to a municipality in Cincinnati or Kansas City or Sacramento how or why or when there should be a recycling program.
Starbucks is committed to evolving and enhancing our customer experience with innovative and wholesome food offerings.
Many companies today are reducing hours of full-time people to get under the minimum so they don't have to pay health care costs. I just shake my head because that's not going to build long-term value and trust with your people.
I think people will walk into the Starbucks store and overnight recognize the significant difference between what Starbucks represents day-in and day-out and all the other coffee companies that have been serving coffee in India for so many years.
My father had a series of blue-collar jobs and never made more than $20,000 a year. When I was seven, he got injured on a job. That was a very important point - because of the injury, he couldn't walk, and the company he was working for did not pay him. There was no compensation. So there was no money and no food.
Starbucks is rekindling America's love affair with coffee, bringing romance and fresh flavor back to the brew.
Grow with discipline. Balance intuition with rigor. Innovate around the core. Don't embrace the status quo.
I think if you're an entrepreneur, you've got to dream big and then dream bigger.
In many places where coffee is grown, deforestation is a major issue. With Starbucks' position in the marketplace and the respect and relationships we have, we can - and have, in some cases - been able to educate and influence people.
My son is trying to be a sports writer, and my daughter is a college student. She wants to be a comedy writer, and she's at film school. I discouraged both of them early on from getting involved in Starbucks. I didn't think it would be fair; plus, they didn't have any interest anyway.
Victory is much more meaningful when it comes not just from one person, but from the joint achievements of many.
We have no patent on anything we do and anything we do can be copied by anyone else. But you can't copy the heart and the soul and the conscience of the company.
You cant build any kind of organization if youre not going to surround yourself with people who have experience and skill base beyond your own.