He rescued the coffee chain. It had record financial results this year. Now the CEO is on a campaign to save the country from its politicians. Here's how he blends capitalism and activism.
By David A. Kaplan, contributor
FORTUNE -- The president of the United States wasn't on the phone to talk about Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Back in September, two days before Barack Obama delivered his speech to Congress on jobs, he put MORENov 17, 2011 6:10 AM ET
CEOs are on the spot to respond to the latest spate of economic troubles, but slashing jobs and hoping for the best will just make matters worse for their companies. By Shelley DuBoisAug 11, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Chief information officers aren't just tech buyers. Increasingly, they're strategic thinkers.
By Adam Lashinsky, senior-editor-at-large
FORTUNE -- Chief information officers wouldn't make anyone's short list of the most important executives running a company. After all, why single out the top purchaser of servers and software, a glorified geek if ever there was one, as anything other than a role player whose job it is to keep things running and otherwise stay mum?
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In his candid new book, CEO Howard Schultz tells what went on behind the scenes in Seattle, and what he learned from the company's mistakes.
By Anne Fisher, contributor
FORTUNE -- Sometimes, it's the little things that drive you crazy.
In the summer of 2007, Starbucks (SBUX) was in the middle of its worst year ever.
Having stepped aside as CEO 7 years earlier to become a Bill-Gates-like, hands-off chairman instead, founder Howard Schultz MOREMar 24, 2011 12:41 PM ET
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