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    • Howard Schultz: A Biography of the Starbucks Billionaire

    • By: James Perry
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    After graduating, Schultz worked as a salesman for Xerox Corporation and was quickly promoted to a full sales representative. In 1979 he became a general manager for Swedish drip coffee maker manufacturer Hammarplast, where he became responsible for their US operations, with a staff of 20. In 1981, Schultz visited a client of Hammarplast, a fledgling coffee-bean shop called Starbucks Coffee Company in Seattle, curious as to why it ordered so many plastic cone filters. He was impressed with the company's knowledge of coffee and kept in contact over the next year, expressing interest in working with them. A year later, he joined Starbucks as the director of marketing.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rags to Riches, Truly Inspirational

    • By Dave on 05-06-18

    Regular price: $3.95