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Starbucks gone to pieces?

 Has Starbucks gone to pieces? Starbucks today and the Starbucks I worked at in Chicago and set my historical fiction novel Tripio in, would have a hard time recognizing each other. For one, there are about 25,000 more stores and 200,000 more employees around than when I wore the green apron. Those numbers tell the... Continue Reading →

From Barista to Boardroom and back

.   Thoughts on Barista to Boardroom   “It felt like the circle had softly closed, like it was all meant to happen exactly that way. I could now let go and move forward, embracing life as a former partner.’ These couple of sentences conclude Christne McHugh's’ memoir, From Barista to Boardroom.  In my historical... Continue Reading →

You might possess a morningness chronotype if…

10 questions to verify your morningness chronotype Morningness-eveningness or chronotype is an individual difference trait1. This trait refers to the sleep-wake behavior (preferred bed times and wake times), as well as to times preferred for peak cognitive and physical performance and to psychological aspects, such as affect (e.g., the feeling after awakening). Some people are... Continue Reading →

When enough is enough

. 'He reminded us that the ambitions for Starbucks were focused on large and global company growth."   - from Barista to Boardroom recounting Howard Schultz announcing Starbuck's IPO       "I look down the now quiet tree lined street and wonder why it wasn't enough? Why wasn't a record breaking weekend at store... Continue Reading →

How well do know yourself?

"It is odd to realize how little we know ourselves." -Oscar Wilde "What is sometimes simply needed is just a gap of pure time, an insulating period, between the making of your art and the time your share it with others." - Art & Fear -Observations on the Perils and Rewards of Art Making  ... Continue Reading →

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