• Howard Schultz brews strong coffee at Starbucks

    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 MORE

    Nov 17, 2011 6:10 AM ET
  • Biz leaders: There's no time for an economic pity party

    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 DuBois

    Aug 11, 2011 5:00 AM ET
  • Technology chiefs belong in the C-Suite

    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?

    Here's MORE

    Jun 30, 2011 5:00 AM ET
  • How Starbucks got its groove back

    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 MORE

    Mar 24, 2011 12:41 PM ET
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