Friday, August 17, 2018
6:00 pm

Building a Better Company


Howard Schultz, Starbucks Executive Chairman
Interviewed by Andrew Ross Sorkin


Hosted by Patti Ferrin


The long-time chairman and former CEO of Starbucks rose from humble beginnings in Brooklyn public housing to growing Starbucks into an $84 billion business—revolutionizing the coffee industry along the way. His leadership at Starbucks has long been marked by a sense of social justice and strengthening communities through human connection and social innovation. Since transitioning to Chairman in 2017, his focus on social impact initiatives continues, as he remains true to the company’s mission to inspire and nurture the human spirit one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time.



HOWARD SCHULTZ is the executive chairman of Starbucks and a former owner of the Seattle SuperSonics. He was a member of the Board of Directors at Square, Inc., and a co-founder of the investment group, Maveron. 


ANDREW ROSS SORKIN is a journalist and financial columnist for the New York Times and co-anchor of  “The Squawk Box” on CNBC. He is also the author of the book, Too Big to Fail. 

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