Oct 31 2011

Joanne Taylor of Boise: Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Makes Sense


Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is fresh-minded.Well-spoken, too. At Joanne Taylor PR in Boise, there’s been lots of talk about what needs to be done to fix the mess our “great nation” is in. The real thinkers, though, and those that we should have turned to long ago are successful business leaders–Chairmen and CEO’s of some of the world’s biggest businesses. One in particular has made me take note. It’s Schultz.

He’s been in the news a lot lately, speaking loud and clear about his loss of faith in the federal government’s ability to, as he was recently quoted saying in Newsweek, “reverse the fear and uncertainty currently plaguing our country.”

In the Newsweek article referenced above, Schultz says he’s been able to pursuade more than 100 top executives to take a pledge to cease political donations and instead use the money to continue to invest in strategic, collaborative moves to accelerate job growth.  This, I think, will have an impact, and might get the attention of some…. if not politicians, those who contribute to politicians.