Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has big plans for the future of his coffee empire. In a new cover story, the 61 year old executive gives TIME Rana Foroohar a preview of the company transformation, much of it designed to cope with a rapidly changing American middle class. In a wide ranging, exclusive interview Schultz describes the firm strategy to move up market, delving into the personal history that has shaped his beliefs on issues ranging from the working poor to race relations..
And there is a certain symmetry of redemption in the air, too. If you recall, after the Duke players were falsely accused; the university president, giving in to the mob, called off the team’s season. Amazingly, the NCAA, which almost never aligns itself with either common sense or compassion, later acknowledged this injustice, by allowing the Blue Devil players who were affected to enjoy an extra year’s eligibility..
Also, your butt might literally catch fire, what with rampant methane fumes that could very well result in flames erupting over your delicate taint. The Romans scribbled magical incantations on the walls of lavatories to keep the ass demons they blamed this all on at bay, and some bathrooms featured the image of Fortuna, the goddess of luck, to reflect the crapshoot nature of ancient crapping. And then the Middle Ages came along, and things got much worse..
In some ways, he positions himself as an anti guru. He is telling me that he is not into religious texts (“reading a couple of chapters of the Gita can’t qualify you as a guru”) and has never learnt formal meditation, when he is spotted by a group of women ground staff who maintain the fairways and greens at the golf course. “I knew it was you,” cries one of them, clearly overwhelmed, as she prostrates before him..
AK: Ref (cutting AK short): No! No more referendums. If the AAP government is going to do everything through public referendums or should that be referenda? then why does the public need an AAP government in the first place. Why doesn the public the voters eliminate the middleman, so to speak, and do all its own governing, become a do it yourself sarkar..
Banks are still a very safe place to keep your money and can yield return on investment. While getting advice on investment opportunities from a banking institution may not be the best cash management technique, it is still a good one. Change is good..
This is an incredible machine the only one of its kind in the world. It can deposit a layer of material on a wafer like this that’s not a micron thick, not a nanometre thick, just one atom thick. One atom! And it’s as automated as your microwave oven.