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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,545 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Howard Schultz Narrator: Eric Conger Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2007 ISBN: 9781598874440
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The success of Starbucks Coffee Company is one of the most remarkable business stories in decades. Since 1987, it 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.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 2/20/2014

    " So even if you are not into the corporate buzz or caffeine buzz you can find many motivations throughout this book. As an ex-Starbucks, Peet's lover I didn't give Howard Shultz much credit. After reading and understanding the true metamorphosis both Howard Shultz and Starbucks experienced, I have a greater respect for what he was trying to do as CEO and with Starbucks. A quick read for non-fiction. Enjoy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 1/29/2014

    " don't hate on starbucks, y'all. this is a great story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hoa Ngo | 1/19/2014

    " I'm reading this book in VNese ver. This is the second book about Starbuck that I've ever read. It still maintain my admiration for the strategy targeting to customers of Starbuck's :x I try to finish reading and write a complete review for Pour your heaer into it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Henning | 1/17/2014

    " I enjoyed this book quite a bit. I wish, however, that Mr. Shultz gave more anecdotes from actually running the company instead of philosophizing about company values so much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katrina | 1/13/2014

    " Great book on another successful business. I have alot of respect for Starbucks and Howard Schultz after this read. The first half is fantastic- the second half slows down a bit and gets confusing with too many names thrown around, but a great read, nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 1/12/2014

    " One of my favorite Business-Bios. Very inspiring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy Kossler | 11/1/2013

    " Big fan of Howard Schultz after reading this book. Just the story of him coming to Starbucks and eventually turning it into the "third place" (home and work being the first two) is worth the price of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erica Cenci | 10/29/2013

    " I LOVED this book. I read it so long ago but was just thinking, it's now time to read it again. It's inspiring and motivating. It's also a great one for anyone that love Starbucks and wants to learn more about the roots of the company! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Mason | 1/1/2013

    " Great book. Very interesting history of the company that changed how America looks at coffee. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 10/1/2012

    " Enjoyed learning about how Starbucks got started. Starbucks has given us a gathering place, a place where we can feel at home. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patrick | 9/7/2012

    " Interesting at the beginning, then it gets very tedious. Has to skin through the last half of this. Starbucks is a good business, but I need a better book to learn more about teh actual decisions Schultz and his team made. Schultz cries a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Gray | 9/2/2012

    " Reads like a marketing phalment for Starbucks and 99% of it is probably b/s but it was an entertaining read all the same. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Praveen | 8/24/2012

    " Great book...excellent depiction of Howard Schultz's journey from his early childhood to how he created Starbucks. Although it all summed up as one happy journey but interesting to see if there will be a sequel for this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gandhi | 6/26/2012

    " Inspiring and passionate effort of a businessman. Ada kutipan yang bagus : "Kalau ada bisnis yang sukses, pasti ada keputusan besar yang telah diambil". Hmmmm.... isn't true? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joann | 4/21/2012

    " I was curious about Starbucks as a company so this book was fascinating to me...I don't know how timely it is now, but I still enjoyed learning about how this company came to be what it is today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B. Jay | 3/4/2012

    " Love them or hate them, this book is a fascinating history of a brilliant company. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken Andrus | 1/2/2012

    " I loved the book as a story of the how Howard Schultz built paradigm changing Starbucks coffee shops. I felt he was very transparent in the telling of the tale - both good and bad. He revealed what it takes to build a world wide business success. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 9/2/2011

    " This is an amazing book. I love Starbucks, but if you are interested in business and marketing I think you'll love this book too. The way that this business was built - mainly the thought process behind it - is really intriguing! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt | 7/9/2011

    " The first 1/4 is interesting as Schultz details the launch and early years of Starbucks. I learned a lot about what starting a business would feel like. The rest felt like corporate hype and was hard to take totally seriously. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Regine | 4/20/2011

    " Inspiring story of how passion for coffee and people propelled Starbucks to success. Authenticity builds lasting brands. For people wanting to live impassioned lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erica | 3/28/2011

    " I LOVED this book. I read it so long ago but was just thinking, it's now time to read it again. It's inspiring and motivating. It's also a great one for anyone that love Starbucks and wants to learn more about the roots of the company! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Henning | 3/24/2011

    " I enjoyed this book quite a bit. I wish, however, that Mr. Shultz gave more anecdotes from actually running the company instead of philosophizing about company values so much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leo | 2/21/2011

    " One of the best business-success-stories I've ever read.

    It's not only about how has Starbucks come to its present power. It's more about how passion, hope and beliefs can help to build not only global company, but the whole global industry! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sergey | 1/11/2011

    " One of the best CEO's biography of building transcontinental company. It's interesting, that it talks about real small business, that grows to top. This book was much more useful than book from Jack Welsh or Walmart history, because it tells real advices for your first store. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Petr | 1/4/2011

    " Must read book ;-) ???? ?? ???????. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheree | 5/10/2010

    " I love small coffee houses, but the story of Starbucks rise is pretty impressive. Too bad it is sinking right now. I will always love my Midnight Oil's though... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ray | 1/3/2010

    " Quite an excellent insight on how Starbucks began and Howard's passion for coffee. This is a great read for any new (or longterm) Starbucks Partner. "

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About the Author
Author Howard Schultz

Howard Schultz is the chairman, president, and CEO of Starbucks and the author of the New York Times bestsellers Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul and Pour Your Heart Into It.

About the Narrator

Eric Conger is a stage actor, voice artist, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He has narrated more than 125 fiction and nonfiction audiobooks and was a four-time finalist for the Audie Award, both as a sole narrator in 2007 and 2008 and as part of a multicast reading in 2001 and 2012. He has earned six AudioFile Earphones Awards. His extensive voice-over work includes more than 5,000 narrations for commercial ventures. A graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Paris, he also works as a writer and playwright. He has appeared in over fifty plays and has also translated plays of Molière and Feydeau for regional theaters.