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In Pour Your Heart Into It, CEO Howard Schultz illustrates the principles that have shaped the Starbucks phenomenon, sharing the wisdom he has gained from his quest to make great coffee part of the American experience. The success of Starbucks Coffee Company is one of the most amazing business stories in decades. What started as a single store on Seattle's waterfront has gIn Pour Your Heart Into It, CEO Howard Schultz illustrates the principles that have shaped the Starbucks phenomenon, sharing the wisdom he has gained from his quest to make great coffee part of the American experience. The success of Starbucks Coffee Company is one of the most amazing business stories in decades. What started as a single store on Seattle's waterfront has grown into a company with over sixteen hundred stores worldwide and a new one opening every single business day. Just as remarkable as this incredible growth is the fact that Starbucks has managed to maintain its renowned commitment to product excellence and employee satisfaction. Marketers, managers, and aspiring entrepreneurs will discover how to turn passion into profit in this definitive chronicle of the company that "has changed everything... from our tastes to our language to the face of Main Street" (Fortune)....

Title : Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time
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ISBN : 9780786883561
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Number of Pages : 351 Pages
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Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time Reviews

  • Cara
    2019-02-25 06:06

    Supposed to be inspirational for starting a business, but actually rather the opposite. This guy is so ambitious, so confident, so determined, so certain, so driven. I'm feeling much the opposite these days. If that stuff is what it takes, I have no business starting a business....I really enjoyed the beginning of this book, which was kind of a corporate adventure story about starting Starbucks from about three local stores and a mail-order catalog. It was exhilarating reading about all the challenges they faced in their ridiculously ambitious early years of kudzu-style growth. But by the last hundred pages or so, Starbucks is already ridiculously huge, so all there is to talk about is variations on the theme. We've got the coffee shop thing down, so we're branching into ice cream, partnering with United to do coffee on planes, installing tiny Starbucks in bookstores, blah blah blah. Worse, once they become a monolith, everybody stops rooting for them as the underdog and starts treating them like any other giant corporation. Despite all the good they try to do and how hard it is to stick to their principles, people misunderstand, falsely accuse, and criticize Starbucks. Well, I understand--it does suck when people do that to you--but after awhile it's difficult to sympathize with poor widdle Starbucks, all rich and huge and successful beyond most people's wildest dreams. Boo hoo, they're being treated like a huge and powerful corporation, when they're actually... a huge and powerful corporation. Lots of defensiveness and whining here. The book is getting so tedious, the only thing that's keeping me from tossing it aside is how close I am to the end. I like to finish things....Finally done. Maybe I'm being unfair in assigning only two stars--I really enjoyed the first 2/3 or so of this book, but the last 100 pages were so tedious, whiny, and self-congratulatory, they dragged the average way down.

  • Jason Navallo
    2019-03-22 04:23

    One of the greatest "business" biographies I have ever read! Liked it so much that I actually used it as a source in my book, Thrive: 30 Inspirational Rags-to-Riches Stories.

  • Mariam
    2019-03-13 07:29

    This success story is not just about coffee but a romantic affair, a quixotic experience, a story about passion and persistence, people and leadership, commitment and responsibility, love and imagination.Howard Schultz certainly poured his heart into every single page as he narrates his amazing and compelling business adventures - chronicling his roller coaster ride of building up a small coffee shop into a worldwide phenomenon whilst gracefully and delightfully capturing the heart and soul of the entrepreneurial journey. The passion Schultz and his team have for what they do radiates very clearly throughout the book particularly illuminating the soul of what can make any venture successful – “Pour Your Heart Into It.” In other words: Find your passion and give it your all."If you pour your heart into your work, or into any worthy enterprise, you can achieve dreams others may think impossible." ~ Howard SchultzThe insights in this book will help those who are building a business or simply pursuing a life's dream. As a start-up entrepreneur, it resonates so well with me. It is packed with priceless wisdom, powerful information and profound business precepts; giving me an extra oomph and the kick in the butt I didn’t realize I needed. Everyone could benefit from and be inspired by the stories and insights behind Starbucks' success. However, for entrepreneurs, this book should be extremely useful; for aspiring entrepreneurs, it should prove invaluable.If I had the slightest idea of the energy and get-up-and-'go packed in this book, I wouldn’t have left it on the bottom of a shelf unread and untouched for over two years.

  • Petr Didenko
    2019-03-21 10:21

    Must read book ;-) Есть на русском.

  • Devika
    2019-03-04 04:15

    In a nutshell this book is Schultz’s memoir, a major part of which obviously includes Starbucks. It’s very well written, in fact quite poetic at times. It shares his struggles of having acquired and built Starbucks from the ground up while everyone else thought investing in a technology venture made more sense. He has been swimming against the tide his whole life—growing up in the Projects, having an ailing father who inevitably passed away due to cancer, acquiring a coffee company that everyone advised him against, knocking on over 200 doors for funding, and eventually building a company that is so fast-paced that it has a tough time keeping up with itself. It’s ironic that although Starbucks was built on the core values of personalised service, it has become associated with the image of impersonal multinational corporations. In fact now people, at least the ones I know, find Starbucks quite pretentious. I wonder if Schultz knows that this is the upcoming perception at least in India. Schultz, nevertheless, is very inspiring and this book is surely worth a read.

  • Matt Burgess
    2019-02-26 09:19

    Pour Your Heart into It : How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time (1999), Howard SchultzAn absolutely amazing book and here's why. Whether you like inspiring tales, historical stories, business how-to or lessons on leadership, this is your book. Howard Schultz gives his firsthand account of realizing a vision and taking audacious leaps all the while exuding discipline and patience. Obviously, this book will mean more to people familiar with Starbucks and having experience its rapid growth in years past. Anyone with dreams of starting a business no matter what size will find this one of the most inspiring and educational biographies written.

  • Khánh Trình
    2019-03-11 06:06

    Trong cái thời đại thiếu hụt niềm tin vào giá trị sống như hiện nay, một quyển sách truyền cảm hứng như "Dốc hết trái tim" thực sự rất cần thiết, giúp tôi có được niềm tin rằng "thành công không phải đánh đổi bằng những giá trị tốt đẹp mà một doanh nghiệp đã từng gầy dựng".Điều thu hút nhất khi tôi đọc, là cách mà Howard kể về giai đoạn Starbucks còn non trẻ, cách mà anh lèo lái cả công ty của mình. Rất thật, Rất rõ ràng! Howard khiến tôi tin nếu bất kì ai hành động bằng niềm tin vào giá trị và cả con tim mình, họ không những đạt được cái mà họ muốn mà họ còn đạt được sự trường tồn cho thành công của chính mình.

  • Jimmy Scharpf
    2019-03-15 10:02

    I love coffee, can't start my morning without it. I was a big fan of Starbucks as well up until they started to take over the world. This book by founder Howard Schultz explains how Starbucks went from a specialty shop that only sold whole, roasted coffee beans to the drive thru coffee franchise we know today. Very interesting and insightful read, good for anyone interested in business or who has a love for $6 coffees. I read this book on a plane and had about 4 cups of coffee while reading it because I thought what could go better with this book than a nice cup of joe.

  • Jay
    2019-02-23 10:04

    I’ve read quite a few books on Starbucks already, including Schultz’s second book, Howard Behar’s book, and two by Joseph Michelli (and I’m not even counting Michael Gates Gill’s books). These are all about how Starbucks operates, how it is a somewhat unique creature among big companies in how they approach their employees, their customers, and their business. Schultz’s second Starbucks book, “Onward” is very similar to this one in that it covers events and decisions made in the operation of Starbucks. However, of all these Starbucks books, “Pour Your Heart Into It” covers the initial creation and growth of the company, when those important first, bet-the-company decisions were being made. Many of these decisions are similar to many other companies in retail and other industries that are rapidly growing from a very small base, such as how to treat your employees, how to focus your growth, how to deal with that first expensive problem, how to get mentors and investors, how to hire beyond your current size, and more. So here you don’t get unique problems, but you get some unique solutions. In comparison, “Onward” covered the second era of Schultz’s reign at Starbucks, when it was an older company. Many of the stories in “Onward” were more unique, covering those decisions that the larger, more corporate, more worldly Starbucks dealt with. I enjoyed the stories in “Onward” for their big company issues combined with unique circumstances, like investing in “new age” marketing on platforms like “World of Warcraft”, but each of these Schultz books have their place and purpose.Also like in the later Schultz book, here Schultz starts off sounding a bit pompous. Certainly he’s excited about his opportunities in a young Starbucks, but he starts this book off on the wrong foot. I’m glad to say that my initial concern about this gradually went away while reading the rest of this book, and Schultz comes across on reflection as a (sometimes too) serious business builder with new ideas that he wants to propound and sell. You could also read it like he wants to ensure he gets credit for many of the good points of Starbucks, and based on this book he surely deserves much credit. This book has quite a few pages about the “scientific” (as opposed to marketing) research done early on in “decanting” the essence of a liquid’s taste and using it for bottled Frappuccino’s and other things. This is a quite interesting explanation of research in retail. His second book describes the buyout of the makers of Clover coffee brewing machines, somewhat along the same lines. Being a bit of a geek myself, I really quite enjoyed these bits. I hope in his next Starbucks book, Schultz can take us behind the scenes at Starbucks R&D.

  • Tim Johnson
    2019-03-07 04:25

    Schultz seems to be almost the antithesis to Steve Jobs. This book provides a fascinating look not only at Schultz himself but the birth and growth of Starbucks as a company. I started reading this because of an article I read listing the 10 best part-time jobs. If Schultz is sincere, and I think he is, I greatly appreciate the values he has helped build into the Starbucks corporation and the reasoning behind those decisions.It is clearly evident that Schultz is especially nostalgic about his earliest days with Starbucks. His description of his first visit to the Pike Place store and his first sip of Starbucks is guaranteed to make you want a cup of good dark roasted coffee no matter what time of day it is. The same is true for his depiction of the discovery of the espresso bars in Italy and the romance they evoke.The story is value enough but the book is full of lessons equally applicable to both business and life. Just look at the chapter titles: people are not a line item, a hundred story building first needs a strong foundation, don't be threatened by people smarter than you. Every chapter features a valuable message.I am tempted to go to work for Starbucks for the bean stock alone. . .

  • Dhiraj Sharma
    2019-03-10 05:14

    I never expected any CEO to write a book about his company in such a lucid and flawless manner. Howard Shultz left his high paying job at Xerox and joined Starbucks, opened El Giornale, took over Starbucks, sought venture capitalists in the market, opended stores outside Seattle and then all over US, brought in professionals into the business while at the same time retaining two very important core values, "Employees" and "The taste of Coffee".Starbucks whole journey from humble beginings in a small Seattle Store to world leader in coffee is brought forth in this book. They faced pitfalls, market issues, financial problems but overcame all of this. The values for which the compnay stands for are mentioned several times throughout the book. A must have for anybody intent on becoming an enterpreneaur and taking his business forward in a professional way.Before I pen off let me add a word of caution....this book will start you itching to have a taste of Starbucks Coffee...they have recently opened operations in India but are presently confined to metros like Mumbai and DelhiCoffee being my favourite drink....I can hardly wait for a sip of Starbucks.

  • Femina Ernest
    2019-03-11 12:27

    Pour Your Heart Into It- Howard Schultz completely poured his heart into it. It's a highly motivating book. I admire his 4 principles of success. "Don't be threatened by people smarter than you. Compromise anything but your core values. Seek to renew yourself even when you are hitting home runs. And everything matters." Guess, this is common for all kind of business. The way he illustrates and narrates, really creating an interest for us to proceed further. Happy to see he is so particular on " Values don't wither as sales grow". This book proved "Anything is achievable if we have real passion and plan". Overall, Good book.

  • Yigit Yilmaz
    2019-02-23 04:27

    Starbucks günümüzde her ne kadar popüler kültürün bir temsilcisi olarak konumlansa da aslında o bütün dünyada kahveyi bir kültür hâline getirmiş sıra dışı bir şirket. Sahip olduğu pazarlama stratejileri, müşteri ilişkileri, büyüme atılımlarını ilginç bulduğum için bu kitabı okumak istedim ve kitap boyunca kendimi bir serüvenin içerisinde buldum.Şirketin bu günlere gelene kadar geçirmiş olduğu zorlukları, kritik kararları, fark yaratan kampanyalarını ve kendilerinle özdeşleşen birçok inovasyonu Starbucks'ın 1987'den beri CEO'su olan Howard Schultz'un ağzından okuma fırsatı buluyorsunuz.

  • Pavel Annenkov
    2019-02-25 06:14

    Всем у кого бизнес в сфере услуг надо прочитать книгу основателя Старбакс. Много деталей про корпоративную культуру, подход к обучению и мотивации сотрудников. Несмотря на то, что описываются 90-е годы, книга актуальна и полезна сейчас.

  • Anna
    2019-03-11 07:21

    If, like me, you are a former Starbucks employee, you have a soft spot in your heart for Howard and everything that he says and does. He's like our little demi-god, or even our very own evangelical leader in the worship of coffee (he certainly rakes the money in like Evangelical Mega-churches - some of which have Starbucks' inside them). However, if you are not, remember that Howard always has rose-colored glasses on (that he knows are there) and floridly romanticizes everything around him, from his father's hardships to his company's success. But, if you can stand the mushy platitudes and need a pick-me-up feel good read that will make you more than happy to feed your Starbucks habit, this is a great read. Much of the meteoric rise of Starbucks rested with the few good decisions Schultz made in the beginning, and the consistent, dogged leadership he's given the company since. If you're ready to find out how and why he did it, this is a super book. I loved it. Especially when I got to go to work the next morning and try to live it.

  • Soheil
    2019-03-10 07:03

    The title says it all. The book is about how Starbucks as it was by the year 2000 came to be. The author has a deep passion for what he has done and ferverously goes to length to make the point that everything they did was gold and that they never made a mistake. As compelling a read it was, I have to conclude that the writing feels a bit biased. I enjoyed learning how he built a company based on passion, trust and thirst for victory, but can't help but feel tgat the guy is religously proud of what he has done and that might have influenced his views while writing.As a follow up I would love to read about Starbucks beyond the year 2000 and see what happened to them then.Do not let my rant desuade you from reading this book. It is still worth your while.

  • Hiep Nguyen
    2019-03-23 08:18

    An extraordinary effort to make real high-class coffee popular, a vigorous passion to educate the art of tasting coffee. It's all about working from the heart of a dedicated business owner. The book depicts a snapshot overview of many up-and-down years of growth of the giant Starbucks:+ Constantly innovating in various aspects (e.g. products, store design, stakeholder relationship development, business expansion).+ Flexibly & instantly reacts to market changes.+ Humans are kept at the center of the company's heart.As long as never compromising core value of the company (i.e. product quality & human).It proves that love & passion can conquer all things!

  • Raya
    2019-03-07 06:13

    What an inspiration! I had a good timing reading it right before the start of my entrepreneurship program. So interesting to peek behind the curtain of this "faceless corporation" and to see the devotion and the passion of the people building it.

  • Huong Man
    2019-03-11 11:22

    Cuốn sách bắt đầu khá lôi cuốn với thời thơ ấu của Schultz và những bước đầu tiên đến với cà phê, với tham vọng gầy dựng cà phê như một nghệ thuật và tôn giáo. Tuy nhiên, càng về sau, từ sau khi Starbucks trở thành công ty đại chúng, mình bắt đầu chán vì những cấu tứ lặp đi lặp lại qua nhiều chương, vẫn cứ là giá trị cốt lõi, vẫn là những tài năng tụ họp từ các nơi. Và mình đã bỏ cuộc khi chỉ còn 1/3. Tuy vậy, cách viết thu hút, câu chuyện thật về một thương hiệu toàn cầu, một số bài học về quản trị là lý do mình cho điểm 3 dù vẫn còn dở dang.

  • Ben Macadam
    2019-03-15 10:29

    I enjoyed understanding the values & motivations behind one of the worlds most recognizable brands. This book only goes up to the year 2000 and I would love to hear about the challenges Starbucks & CEO: Howard Schultz faced up until his resignation in 2016.

  • Ruba Sheikh Abdo
    2019-03-04 08:25

    Inspiring !

  • Ali-Jae
    2019-03-11 09:21

    The 1 hour Schultz interview on the How I Built This podcast communicated the evolution of Starbucks in a clearer, more interesting way.

  • Thanh Tam Pham
    2019-02-21 06:22

    This is my favorite book about entrpreneurship spirits. It teaches me the story of how one's passion and working hard pay off.

  • Mohammed Alshanakhnakh
    2019-03-01 12:18

    I really enjoyed the story of how Starbucks was started and the stories behind the introduction of their then-new products such as Frappuccino and cold coffee beverages (with Pepsi Co.). It has great lessons on building a brand the correct way (i.e. by building successful products and services, and maintaining high quality). It also gives good insight on shifting from an Entrepreneur company to a professionally-managed one. I couldn't help but notice that the author sounds arrogant a bit arrogant. The book is filled with self-promotion for Howard and marketing for Starbucks. If this was written lately, I guess it would've been ok, but seeing that it was published in (1997), I think it's safe to say that this book was a way of branding and enhancing their brand (arguably and ironically, not the correct way).The author goes back and fourth in the Starbucks timeline, in a away to break the book into different subjects, rather than walk the reader through the phases Starbucks went through in order, which can be a bit confusing and annoying, but also has its advantages. While reading the book, I was thinking 3 stars, but now I'd say it's a 4 stars. Despite all the negative comments I made, the book has some good lessons that might be hard to find elsewhere.

  • hissi
    2019-02-25 09:02

    i cant deny that this book was very well written with a chronicle history starting from schlutz's childhood, just to give u the right idea of his background for a better understanding of his future along with starbuck's. its very inspirational, quite boring at times but it helps you see what he saw, not an opportunity for business and wealth, but the idea of romance with a magical cup of dark roasted coffee and his passion to make everyone fall in love with it, just like he did. and that is how i feel exactly. first time i tried a coffee was from a blended Starbucks drink, frappuccino. after that my passion for coffee escalated through the years to more strongly brewed coffees that i felt i could handle, but even after the slow but surely growing love for coffee i'll always be a tea person, but thanks to Starbucks, i now take joy in a cup of strongly aromatic dark roast coffee as well...

  • Elizabeth
    2019-03-18 12:10

    His story is truly inspiring. Very surprising to find that Peet's was once a part of Starbucks! I liked learning about how his vision pushed the envelope on coffee quality and community of the coffee shop. I found the end way too repetitive with many cliche adages about innovating in big companies etc. (especially repetitive if you have read the Lean Startup) but nonetheless, really inspiring rags-to-riches story.

  • Steve
    2019-03-06 06:17

    This was a most satisfying business biography. Schultz writes of falling in love with a business niche, selling the concept to investors, creating a public company, building an international brand, and then dealing w crises as the business matured, The book moved briskly and intelligently through its topics. The book could have been improved through a timeline of events and a photo section. The book was well written w a professional writer co-author.

  • Krishna
    2019-03-07 10:29

    It was very interesting book about starbucks and Howard explained about how to build relationship with trust and confidence and pour your heart into work. He started partnership with coca cola company for selling cocks in their stores to attract more customers. Howard taught to employees about how to prepare great copy to customers and serve with trust. I am recommending everyone to read this book.

  • Đậu Maruko
    2019-03-23 06:08

    after reading this book, i tried frappuccino for the first time because of my curiosity and inspiration i gained from Howard Schultz. the coffee is not as good as i expected but this book about it is amazing. "Pour Your Heart Into It" not only tells a story of a coffee company but it also gives us precious life lessons, especially the business ethic.

  • Caellum
    2019-03-04 06:28

    This business method of the book was interesting and I liked the entrepreneurial aspect of how the company the end though it seemed too much like an advertisement for Starbucks.. I don't even drink coffee and found myself wanting one.