Daniel Darling, author, pastor, speaker / Posts tagged "coffee"

In Praise of Starbucks

Last night I had a rare night to just relax. The kids were in bed early, Angela was out to run errands, and I had the TV remote to myself. So I flipped around and finally settled on a biopic on CNBC done by the Biography Channel. The story of Starbucks, in particular, its chairman, Howard Schultz. The documentary was very well done. I'm always fascinated by the stories of successful businesses. Whenever we're waiting in a doctor's office, I always gravitate toward the business magazines. I love to see how entrepreneurs push back against the norms and not only build a successful business, but shape the culture as a whole. In the last two decades, I'm not sure there has been a more culture-shaping phenomenon like the rise of Starbucks. Now I know that for some, Starbucks is evil. They think the idea of spending five bucks on coffee is the height of...

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