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The Resource From the ground up : a journey to reimagine the promise of America, Howard Schultz with Joanne Gordon

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

Label
From the ground up : a journey to reimagine the promise of America
Title
From the ground up
Title remainder
a journey to reimagine the promise of America
Statement of responsibility
Howard Schultz with Joanne Gordon
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the longtime CEO and chairman of Starbucks, a bold, dramatic work about the new responsibilities that leaders, businesses, and citizens share in American society today--as viewed through the intimate lens of one man's 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."--Dust jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schultz, Howard
Dewey number
  • 647.95092
  • B
  • 658.4/08
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9199.U52
LC item number
S38 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gordon, Joanne
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schultz, Howard
  • Schultz, Howard
  • Starbucks Coffee Company
  • Executives
  • Businessmen
  • Coffee industry
  • Social responsibility of business
Label
From the ground up : a journey to reimagine the promise of America, Howard Schultz with Joanne Gordon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 352 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525509448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • on1055679981
  • (OCoLC)1055679981
Label
From the ground up : a journey to reimagine the promise of America, Howard Schultz with Joanne Gordon
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 352 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525509448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • on1055679981
  • (OCoLC)1055679981

Library Locations

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