43 Inspirational Howard Schultz Quotes

43 Inspirational Howard Schultz Quotes

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Howard Schultz Quotes
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Howard Schultz is an American Businessman who is chairman and CEO of the company ‘Starbucks’and former owner of ‘Seattle SuperSonics’.

In 2012, Howard Schultz was ranked #354 richest person in the US, with a net-worth of 1.5 billion.

Check out Howard Schultz quotes below:

43 Inspirational Howard Schultz Quotes:

1. “When you’re surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible.” – Howard Schultz

2. “Everyone must have a shot at the American Dream.” – Howard Schultz

3. “Any business today that embraces the status quo as an operating principle is going to be on a death march.” – Howard Schultz

4. “The challenge of the retail business is the human condition.” – Howard Schultz

5. “I do feel, in a sense, the rules of engagement for citizenship has changed, and we must encourage other people to speak up and to take action.” – Howard Schultz

6. Even though people are under economic pressure, they still want to support those brands with values that are compatible with their own.” – Howard Schultz

7. “I love being the underdog.” – Howard Schultz

8. “I could’ve just walked away but I never could have forgiven myself to allow Starbucks to drift into mediocrity or not be relevant. I just couldn’t be a bystander.” – Howard Schultz

9. “When you’re building a business or joining a company, you have to be transparent; you can’t have two sets of information for two sets of people.” – Howard Schultz

10. “I always saw myself wanting to do something deemed successful and good at the same time.” – Howard Schultz

11. “In life, you can blame a lot of people and you can wallow in self-pity, or you can pick yourself up and say, ‘Listen, I have to be responsible for myself.'” – Howard Schultz

12. “Managing a business, small or large, today requires an extremely disciplined, thoughtful approach with regard to the pressure that people are under.” – Howard Schultz

13. “Care more than others think wise.” – Howard Schultz

14. “Dream more than others think practical.” – Howard Schultz

15th Howard Schultz Quote – “Risk more than others think safe.” – Howard Schultz

16. “Expect more than others think possible.” – Howard Schultz

17. “Europe has always represented a major strategic opportunity to achieve our goal of creating and building an enduring global brand.” – Howard Schultz

18. “Business leaders cannot be bystanders.” – Howard Schultz

19. “I think my whole life, because of where I came from, I had a fear of failure.” – Howard Schultz

20. “You can’t build any kind of organization if you’re not going to surround yourself with people who have experience and skill base beyond your own.” – Howard Schultz

21. “When you start a company, it’s a singular focus. You have the wind at your back.” – Howard Schultz


Howard Schultz quotes

22. “You walk into a retail store, whatever it is, and if there’s a sense of entertainment and excitement and electricity, you wanna be there.” – Howard Schultz

23. “I was taken by the power that savoring a simple cup of coffee can have to connect people and create community.” – Howard Schultz

24. “Great opportunities can be and have been created during tough economic times.” – Howard Schultz

25th Howard Schultz Quote – “Cutting prices or putting things on sale is not sustainable business strategy.The other side of it is that you can’t cut enough costs to save your way to prosperity.” – Howard Schultz

26. “We need to reinvent food at Starbucks. Less could be more.” – Howard Schultz

27. “Success is best when it’s shared.” – Howard Schultz

28. “Profitability is a shallow goal if it doesn’t have a real purpose, and the purpose has to be share the profits with others.” – Howard Schultz

29. “Starbucks has changed the rules of engagement for the music industry.” – Howard Schultz

30. “Customers have different need states and life experiences.” – Howard Schultz

31. “America’s leaders need to put their feet in the shoes of working Americans.” – Howard Schultz

32. “Starbucks is not an advertiser; people think we are a great marketing company, but in fact we spend very little money on marketing and more money on training our people than advertising.” – Howard Schultz

33. “I’m not losing any sleep over Dunkin Donuts.” – Howard Schultz

34. “We need to put ourselves in the shoes of our customers. That is my new battle cry. Live and breathe Starbucks the way our customers do.” – Howard Schultz

35. “You must find something that you deeply love and are passionate about and are willing to sacrifice a lot to achieve.” – Howard Schultz

36. “The lifeblood of job creation in America is small business, but they can’t get access to credit. The response to the Starbucks brand has been phenomenal in our international markets.” – Howard Schultz

37. “The hardest thing about being a leader is demonstrating or showing vulnerability… When the leader demonstrates vulnerability and sensibility and brings people together, the team wins.” – Howard Schultz

38. “I think there is probably no better person to aspire to emulate than Steve Jobs and what he has done at Apple in terms of his leadership, his innovation, not settling for mediocrity.” – Howard Schultz

39. “A great business has to have a conscience. You have to know who you are and who you are not.” – Howard Schultz

40. “Starbucks is in my blood. It is such a part of me that letting it unravel simply was not an option.” – Howard Schultz

41. “I think if you’re an entrepreneur, you’ve got to dream big and then dream bigger.” – Howard Schultz

42. “At an early age, my mother gave me this feeling that anything is possible, and I believe that.” – Howard Schultz

43. “When we began Starbucks, what I wanted to try to do was to create a set of values, guiding principles, and culture.” – Howard Schultz

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