Posts Tagged ‘Starbucks’

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    Conspicuous (Coffee) Consumption

    May 1, 10 • 469 Views • No Comments

    How can you show your friends that you have ascended to your country’s middle class? Starbucks. A recent BusinessWeek article on the world’s most caffeinated countries cited a connection between an emerging middle class and coffee...  [read more]

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    Tipping Points

    Mar 3, 10 • 238 Views • No Comments

    When tipping, we all have a tipping point.  It might sound reasonable to leave a dollar tip.  But, if a Tall Vanilla Latte costs $3.37, is a thirty percent tip too much?  Yes, says one NY Times blogger. On the other side, Starbucks baristas say...  [read more]

  • The Impact of No Impact Man

    Sep 28, 09 • 197 Views • No Comments

    Knowing that every decision has an opportunity cost, we can become “no impact” men and women…IF…we identify and accept the trade offs. Is it okay to give Starbucks less business? Then, who will absorb that impact? The stockholders? The...  [read more]