The best Quotes by Howard Schultz

The best Quotes by Howard Schultz

Howard D. Schultz (born July 19, 1953) is an American businessman and author who served as the chairman and chief executive officer of Starbucks. He also owned the Seattle SuperSonics basketball team from 2001 to 2006.

Starbucks has a role and a meaningful relationship with people that is not only about the coffee.
In life, you can blame a lot of people and you can wallow in self-pity, or you can pick yourself up and say, 'Listen, I have to be responsible for myself.'
Starbucks is in my blood. It is such a part of me that letting it unravel simply was not an option.
Companies should not have a singular view of profitability. There needs to be a balance between commerce and social responsibility... The companies that are authentic about it will wind up as the companies that make more money.
When you're surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible.

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Hercules, huh? That guy was like the Starbucks of Ancient Greece. Everywhere you turn - there he is.
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Starbucks is planning to sell beer and wine. Seems like selling $10 coffee to sober customers gets harder every day.
I think it's bad manners to stand around in public with ripped jeans and your hair in a mess, holding a Starbucks.
If the Starbucks secret is a smile when you get your latte... ours is that the Web site adapts to the individual's taste.
Reed Hastings (Netflix CEO)
If one does not often make mistakes, then one has not challenged oneself enough.
It's not technology that makes history, but the people who invented it.
I think we can all agree Elon isn't serious and it's time to move on. I offered a real date. Dana White offered to make this a legit competition for charity. Elon won't confirm a date, then says he needs surgery, and now asks to do a practice round in my backyard instead. If Elon ever gets serious about a real date and official event, he knows how to reach me. Otherwise, time to move on. I'm going to focus on competing with people who take the sport seriously.
Mark Zuckerberg - August 2023
Virtual reality was once the dream of science fiction. But the internet was also once a dream, and so were computers and smartphones. The future is coming.
I don't pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.
You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripple for change.
We're very simple people at Apple. We focus on making the world's best products and enriching people's lives.
You'll learn more about a road by traveling it than by consulting all the maps in the world.
The more I help others to succeed, the more I succeed.
Facebook is manipulating the public almost everywhere on Earth. That is why they won't open source their algorithm.
Elon Musk - August 2023
ChatGPT is scary good. We are not far from dangerously strong AI.
Elon Musk - December 2022
We really do believe that we can improve the world, one song at a time.
Daniel Ek (Spotify CEO)
I'm not an inventor. I just want to make things better.
Daniel Ek (Spotify CEO)
Most entrepreneurial ideas will sound crazy, stupid and uneconomic, and then they'll turn out to be right.
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I've worked very hard, but my life's always been fun.
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Decisiveness is the one word that makes a good manager.
The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.
There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.
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High expectations are the key to everything.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.
When I am myself, I am happy and have a good result.
I want to thank every Amazon employee and every Amazon customer, 'cause you guys paid for all this.
Jeff Bezos - July 2021, about the first manned Blue Origin flight to space
Reusable space vehicles are the only way to build a road to space. And we need to build a road to space so that our children can build the future.
Jeff Bezos - July 2021, about the first manned Blue Origin flight to space
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces people into thinking they can't lose.
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Capitalism has worked very well. Anyone who wants to move to North Korea is welcome.
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Stay hungry, stay foolish.
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Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people.
There's no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can't do any business from there.
I feed truck drivers, millionaires all at the same table.
Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024

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