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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on gay marriage

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on gay marriage

(1:08) Not every decision is an economic decision. Despite the fact that you recite statistics that are narrow in time, we did provide a 38% shareholder return over the last year. I don't know how many things you invest in, but I would suspect not many things, companies, products, investments have returned 38% over the last 12 months. Having said that, it is not an economic decision to me.

The lens in which we are making that decision is through the lens of our people. We employ over 200,000 people in this company, and we want to embrace diversity. Of all kinds.

If you feel, respectfully, that you can get a higher return than the 38% you got last year, it's a free country. You can sell your shares in Starbucks and buy shares in another company. Thank you very much."

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TheBob TheBob (2006 days ago)
I listened twice and missed the bit about gay marriage both times.
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I listened twice and missed the bit about gay marriage both times.
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Guest: Roddy (2005 days ago)
This is from the Daily Mail. Given the implicit message in your post I'm surprised you hadn't already read it (the Mail I mean, not the article!): LINK
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This is from the Daily Mail. Given the implicit message in your post I'm surprised you hadn't already read it (the Mail I mean, not the article!): LINK
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TheBob TheBob (2005 days ago)
Latest comment: Thanks for the link - and I'm not sure what you mean by "the implicit message" (or why you think I'd want to read a rag like the Mail). My point was this clip is headlined as "Howard Schultz on gay marriage" and he didn't say anything in it about gay marriage. To give an explicit message, I am in favour of gay marriage.
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Latest comment: Thanks for the link - and I'm not sure what you mean by "the implicit message" (or why you think I'd want to read a rag like the Mail). My point was this clip is headlined as "Howard Schultz on gay marriage" and he didn't say anything in it about gay marriage. To give an explicit message, I am in favour of gay marriage.
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