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Pour Your Heart into It Audiobook

Pour Your Heart into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time

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Publisher's Summary

The success of Starbucks is one of the most remarkable business stories in decades. Since 1987, the coffee merchant has grown from a single retail store on Seattle's waterfront to a company with more than 1,000 stores nationwide and a new one opening somewhere every business day. According to Fortune magazine, Starbucks "has changed everything...from our tastes to our language to the face of Main Street."

In Pour Your Heart Into It, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz shares the passion, values, and inspiration that drive this fascinating company. Placing as much importance on employees as on profits, paying as much attention to creativity as to growth, motivated by enduring principles including "Don't be threatened by people smarter than you", and "Everything matters", Starbucks is living proof that a company can lead with its heart, nurture its soul, and still make money.

©1997 Howard Schultz and Dori Jones Yang. Published by arrangement with Hyperion; (P)1997 HighBridge Company

What the Critics Say

"Several moments - Schultz scoffing at the idea of Frappuccinos...striding into a beverage pow-wow, demanding "What is going on with the eggnog latte?" - turn out richer than a cup of Kona." (Entertainment Weekly)
"Here is what makes a great business audio: real business wisdom passed along as stories within stories." (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

What Members Say

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    Clarke Linlithgow BridgeUnited Kingdom 26/06/2010
    Clarke Linlithgow BridgeUnited Kingdom 26/06/2010 Member Since 2016
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    "The abridged version sucks"

    I read the paper version of this book and it was fascinating. I decided that I wanted to read (i.e. listen to) it again so I bought this audiobook. I didn't realize it was abridged.

    All I can say is that the abridged version has removed almost all of the fascinating and thought provoking content. This is just a shallow historical recounting of how the starbucks chain was formed.

    My advice: read the full book. It was fascinating.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    MR 13/04/2013
    MR 13/04/2013 Member Since 2011
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    "Definately worth a listen."

    I found this a light but informative insight into how starbucks grew, prospered and ultimately became the global brand we now know and love. Definately inspirational and proves that grit, determination and hard work really does pay off.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Adam SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom 18/01/2012
    Adam SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom 18/01/2012
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    "Brilliant"

    Loved this :D

    It's essentially a nice long summary of Howard Schultz's business life encountering, joining and then purchasing starbucks to fulfill a dream vision. Not a guide or a lesson to business but more of an insight.

    With tI am sure that I can take away with me some important lessons from his struggle - and since they're in a nicely explained story im sure they'll be easy to remember.

    Narrating was very clear. Felt it was an excellent listen all over.

    On another note.. I really want a starbucks.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bethany 30/05/2015
    Bethany 30/05/2015
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    "Inspirational !!"

    The book is great as per my subject.
    However I'm don't wish to write 15 words as to why!!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    James Exeter, devon, United Kingdom 08/08/2009
    James Exeter, devon, United Kingdom 08/08/2009 Member Since 2016
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    "Brill you should read this"

    o yes

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  • Mark
    Ridgecrest, CA, USA
    22/08/07
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    "High Powered Brew"

    Where there's passion poured into vision and done on purpose, you have a wonderful result. Howard Schultz brought more passion for coffee to the table than the founders. The Starbucks story proves great ideas don't come easy: they only come with persistence and courage. It also proves you can do the right thing and win. Highly recommended!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Melissa
    Fremont, United States Minor Outlying Islands
    27/12/08
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    "wish it wasn't"

    abridged. I would have much preferred the full book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Tough Critic
    Forest Hills, NY USA
    12/09/16
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    "Really good listen"

    It's not my top 5 business biography but it's very good. The reader did an excellent job and was pleasant to listen to

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Manuel
    04/09/16
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    "fire"

    hell ya this book was pretty good, shows the impotence of vision in leadership endeavors

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maria Ruvalcaba
    12/05/16
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    "Well worth the read on Starbucks"
    If you could sum up Pour Your Heart into It in three words, what would they be?

    Motivational, inspiring and heartfelt


    What did you like best about this story?

    The author spoke directly on what he wanted for the company's goals


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Where the author talked about change in his career life. Having to make difficult decisions in leaving behind his his well paying job. To an un known terrain with only the will and strength to persevere.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • nathan grunhut
    03/05/16
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    "a must read for entrepreneur spirit."

    very educational, together with excitement. good for encouragement. must review to keep it fresh,for inspiration

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Julianne Oates
    08/04/16
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    "good motivation for any entrepreneur"

    was great story of a small company turned into global powerhouse, in only a few short years

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • deborah peralta
    15/03/16
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    "Very Inspiring"

    As a small business owner it is so great to share in the often Ricky road of a success story. I enjoyed the book very much. Listened to it in the car during commute and the whole family enjoyed it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Henry B. Thompson
    06/01/16
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    "The story as told by the owner"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This books reads (listens) like a Starbucks advertisement. There was little material on personality conflicts or sacrifice. I felt like I only got a very small and one-sided part of the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Yulia
    01/08/15
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    "Inspiring and fascinating"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would certainly recommend this book to all fellow startup founders. It is a beautiful story of living the vision of the company, for any early stage founder and CEO it is a good example and a great read.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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