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Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz rose from a childhood in public housing to leading a company that revolutionized the way the world drinks coffee. With no formal business education, he relied on his values while growing a 13-store chain into a global brand with more than 250,000 employees. In his 90-minute video series, Howard shares what he’s learned about values-based leadership and being an entrepreneur.

[KH Video] Howard Schultz - Leading a Values Based Business

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    • 01

      Jump In

      Howard Schultz didn’t have an MBA or an Ivy League degree, but he had a dream of building an enduring company. He tells you how to face self-doubt when starting your journey as an entrepreneur.

    • 02

      Values and Profits Are Not Enemies

      Howard shares the origin story of Starbucks, and how he built a company where values and profit are not in conflict.

    • 03

      Be Curious

      Learn why intellectual curiosity, learning on the job, and finding a mentor are important for every entrepreneur.

    • 04

      Don't Pioneer. Disrupt.

      Howard shares his thoughts on a question he gets from entrepreneurs: Should I disrupt an existing category or start a new one?

    • 05

      Focus and Get in the Mud

      Learn why leaders of every organization must establish priorities and understand the intricacies of their business.

    • 06

      Find the Right Investors

      Howard shares his advice on how to find the right investors for your business and what to communicate to a potential investor.

    • 07

      Coffee Break

      Take a coffee break with Howard as he teaches you how he makes his favorite French press coffee.

    • 08

      Overinvest in Culture

      Howard defines what culture means to him and ways to maintain a healthy balance.

    • 09

      Hire a Values-Based Team

      Your primary job as CEO will be to hire a team that shares your values. Howard shares his approach to accomplishing this.

    • 10

      Don't Manage. Lead.

      People don’t want to be managed. Howard gives advice on how to effectively lead your team.

    • 11

      Cannibalize Yourself

      Howard shares ways to stay ahead of the competition by cannibalizing your core business.

    • 12

      Real Leadership: What Do You Do in Crisis?

      Hear how Howard led Starbucks through a crisis in 2008, and why it’s important to earn success everyday.

    • 13


      Howard gives you parting advice on knowing when is the right time to make the leap and start your business.

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