Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Taking Home a Starbucks

...Cup of Inspiration, Two Creams, One Sugar
Starbucks ranked 16th on Fortune's 2007 "Top 100 Companies to Work For" list. Little wonder according to the latest in our library's Starbucks book corner.

How Starbucks Saved My Life
Michael Gill explains how he was born into privilege, was "downsized" out of his upscale career, divorced by his wife after the woman with whom he was having an affair became pregnant, and learned that he had a slow-growing brain tumor—all of which eventually led him to an entry-level job at Starbucks at the age of 64. A quick read about the healing power of a java job well done.

The Starbucks Experience
Joseph Michelle touts Starbuck's success, boiling company practices down to a portable canon of essential business advice. A hot cup of mocha frappuccino for your inner MBA.